How to check the battery of AirPods? Just a few steps and you'll know.

Below we'll show you how to check your AirPods battery level in different devices and situations, and learn when to replace them.

Check your AirPod battery on your iPhone or iPad

Checking your AirPods' battery percentage is more complicated than checking your computer or phone's charge

There are actually three main ways you can find out what percentage your AirPods are on, be it on iPhone or iPad:

Using the automatic pop-up feature

This method utilizes the pop-up you get when connecting to AirPods. This pop-up conveniently mentions the name of the AirPods, alongside the battery life percentage of the left and right buds and the AirPods case.

  1. Start by finding an iPhone/iPad that has previously been paired with the AirPods.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth by tapping the Bluetooth icon in the Control Center until it turns blue.
  3. Open your AirPods case (with the AirPods inside) near the Bluetooth-enabled device and wait for the pop-up to appear near the bottom of your screen. Here, you can see the battery status of both your AirPods and charging case.

Using the battery widget

Since the automatic pop-up feature only works when you have the AirPods inside the case, we recommend setting up the battery widget instead. This helps avoid the irritation of having to always have your AirPods charging case around just to check your AirPods’ battery level.

  1. Tap and hold your finger against an empty part of your home screen until your app icons begin to shake.
  2. Tap ‘+’ in the upper-left corner of your screen.
  3. Scroll through the available widgets until you find Batteries. Tap it.
  4. Swipe right and left to choose which widget you like best, then tap ‘+ Add Widget.’
  5. Drag the widget to your preferred location and tap Done.

Using Siri

If you’ve been using Apple devices for some time, it probably won’t come as a surprise that you can use Siri on your iPhone or iPad to check your battery level. The only downside with this technique is that you’ll have to talk out loud with Siri (library-goers beware) unless you have turned ‘Type to Siri’ on.

Since Siri uses a natural-language user interface, you don’t have to be too specific in your command to get the answer you are looking for. For example, you can ask either “How much battery life do my AirPods have?” or “What is the AirPods’ battery level?” to be provided with a similar answer from the helpful assistant.