Does your AirPods case not Charging? or light up when charging, or are your AirPods or AirPods Pro not charging, retaining a charge, or charging to 100%? Not to worry.
The problem with the AirPods case not charging is prevalent. In reality, issue threads have been appearing on the internet for quite some time, suggesting that there may be a flaw in Apple’s innovative AirPods case that might lead to premature battery depletion. Although the exact number of persons affected is unknown, it is certain that the problem affected a sizable number of users and caused quite a bit of criticism.
It’s unclear if the issue is connected to a software error that only displays the wrong charge % or whether the battery within the casing is depleting more quickly than it should be. Users are becoming frustrated when they notice a 30 to 50 percent battery depletion after a full charge and only a few hours of inactivity.
1. How to Determine Whether the AirPods Case Is Charging?
Place your AirPods in the case to check if it is charging. If you see a red or amber light, it implies the case is doing its job of recharging your AirPods. When you open the case with the AirPods still inside, the indicator will be green.
Another way to see whether your AirPod case is charging is when you connect your lightning cable and an amber light appears on the AirPod case. When there is absolutely no light, something is wrong. Keep in mind that the light on your AirPod case will change from amber to green after it has completely changed.
2. Why AirPods case is not charging?
Your AirPods may not be charging or receiving the necessary boost for a variety of reasons. To help you examine your gadget and revive it, we’ve broken down some of the typical causes and their fixes below.
- AirPods are not connected to the case
- Check the Battery Life of Your Case and AirPods:
- Potentially Dirty Charging Port
- Using a Damaged Cable or Charger
- It’s the software, not you
2.1 AirPods are not connected to the case
When you place your AirPods in the case to charge them, do both of them connect to it? You should hear a magnetic snap when you insert your AirPods into the charging case, indicating that they are correctly attached. Remove the AirPods to see if any dirt or grime is preventing them from sitting properly in the case if your AirPods are not attaching properly or if the top of your AirPods case won’t close. If that’s the case, cleaning your AirPods and the interior of your charging case should fix the problem.
2.2 Check the Battery Life of Your Case and AirPods
Follow the instructions below to check the battery life and charging status of your AirPods and AirPods case on your iPhone if your AirPods appear to be connecting normally.
- Close the charging case’s cover after placing both AirPods inside.
- Lift the lid, then place your iPhone close to the AirPods case.
- Your iPhone’s screen will display the charging state.
- Make sure the AirPods case has a charge of at least 10%. The case will not be able to charge your AirPods if the battery life is less than 10% and must be plugged in.
- Make sure a lightning bolt, indicating that both the battery and the AirPods are charging, appears next to it. If not, you might need to clean both your case and your AirPods.
2.3 Potentially Dirty Charging Port:
Particularly if you often stow them away in the bottom of bags or shove them in your pockets, the outside charging connection may amass a lot of dirt and detritus. Clean out the charging port as well to make sure that this is not the issue preventing your AirPods case from charging.
To prevent additional damage, cleaning your AirPods charging port is the next thing you can do in this circumstance.
2.4 Using a Damaged Cable or Charger:
Your iPod case may not be charging for as simple a reason as an interrupted power source. The USB cord and charger you are using should be checked for any damage. Even if nothing seems to be amiss, try charging your AirPods case once again using a different USB lightning connection, your laptop, or another device. You never know; frequent usage of your USB cable may cause internal damage resulting in a loss of strength. The following actions should be tried if an alternative cable still fails to generate a charge.
Make sure you’re using a Qi-enabled charger or another suitable wireless charging station if you have a wireless AirPods case. To find the indicator light, set the AirPods case on the pad or stand and move it about a bit. Still no success? There might be still another factor at play if your AirPods case won’t charge.
2.5 It’s the software, not you:
If your charging port pins look to be clean and the problem isn’t with the USB connection or charger, it can be a software problem. This can happen if you haven’t recently updated your AirPods by connecting them to an iPhone, iPad, or another device, which will update your AirPods automatically. Fortunately, fixing this charging issue just calls for a quick firmware update. This is how you do it:
Restore the AirPods to the charging case, then secure the cover. Then, join it to a power supply. Place the AirPods case next to the associated device (such as an iPhone, iPad, etc.) to give any missing updates time to install.
3. AirPods case still not Charging?
You might need to try alternative repairs if the aforementioned ones haven’t made your AirPods or AirPods case charge.
3.1 Restore AirPods to factory settings
Find the setup button on the AirPods case’s rear and press it to reset it. When the light flashes amber and then white for 15 seconds, press and hold the button. You can try again to check whether it charges now that the case has been reset to default.
But because your case could be entirely dead, you can also try plugging it into the charger for a few minutes, opening the lid with both headphones inside, and then trying to reset it once again to see if it fixes the problem.
The majority of the time, this solves your issue entirely.
3.2 Contact an Apple Store with your AirPods
Apple will swap out the broken component if your AirPods are still covered by warranty. You can also get new AirPods through PodSwap, a program that aims to “keep your AirPods alive and out of the garbage,” if you have an older set that is out of warranty. Although I have not personally utilized this service, it is a less expensive option than buying a new pair of AirPods to replace your old ones.