AirPods are so comfortable that it’s easy to walk around in your ears for hours and not notice how they start to run out. Sometimes you need to check the percentage of the battery in the headset so as not to find yourself in a situation where an important call can unexpectedly be canceled due to the disconnection of the device. Here’s how to check the battery charge of AirPods on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
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Open the AirPods case near your iPhone or iPad
The easiest way to check the battery life of your AirPods or AirPods Pro is to open the device case next to your unlocked iPhone or iPad. On the device, you will see a pop-up AirPods connection panel. In addition to automatically connecting a smartphone or tablet to the headset, information will also be given about the battery level both in the headset itself and in the charging case.
If you need to know the battery life of a separate earbud from a pair of AirPods, take it out and leave the other in the case.
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Ask Siri on iPhone or iPad
But what if you’re out for a walk or run and don’t want to reach for your iPhone and open the AirPods case next to it? In fact, you can just ask Siri how much battery power is left in your AirPods. You can access the voice assistant from AirPods, iPhone, or iPad. Press and hold the side button (Power button) on your iPhone or iPad, or double-tap / double-click on AirPods to bring up Siri.
Now say something like: “How much battery is left in the headphones?” or even something short like “AirPods Battery”…
Siri will calculate the battery life of your AirPods or AirPods Pro and report the result.
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Add battery widget to iPhone or iPad
If you regularly use the widget panel on your iPhone or iPad, the widget comes in handy “Batteries”to track the battery life of all devices connected to your Apple smartphone or tablet. In this panel, you’ll see your Apple Watch, AirPods, Bluetooth headphones, and even the battery life of an external mouse.
To add a widget “Batteries», Swipe left on the iPhone or iPad home screen to open the widget screen “Today”… Now slide your finger across the bottom of the screen and press the button “Change”…
Now click the signed button “Plus” (+) next to the widget “Batteries”to add it to your list.
You can use the three-stripe icons to reorder the widgets and move to the desired location “Batteries”… When you’re done, click on the button “Done”…
Widget “Batteries” will now show the battery life of the connected AirPods or AirPods Pro.
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Use Control Center on Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch can show you the battery life of connected AirPods from “Control Center”…
To access the menu, swipe up from the bottom of the watch face. This will open “Command centre”… There, click on the battery percentage icon.
Here, below the Apple Watch battery life, you’ll see the battery life of your AirPods.
But this method works if you’ve connected AirPods directly to the Apple Watch, or if they’re connected to an iPhone that’s paired with the Apple Watch.
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Use the Bluetooth shortcut in the menu bar on Mac
Mac users only need to go to the menu bar to see the battery life of their AirPods. After connecting AirPods, press the button “Bluetooth” on the menu bar.
After that, hover over the AirPods in the dropdown menu. Here you can view the battery percentage of your AirPods and their case.