8 Tips To Prevent AirPods/AirPods Pro Batteries Draining Quickly

Almost everyone who uses AirPods has complaints about AirPods battery draining fast. In this article, I will review some of the tips that can help you prevent your AirPods battery from draining too fast.

The following are 8 tips to prevent AirPods battery from draining fast.

Let us examine each of these tips, one after another.

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#1: Always Keep Your AirPods In Their Case

When you are a long-time AirPods user, you begin to feel that leaving them out of the case will not present any problems.

There are two possibilities when you don’t store your AirPods in their case. The first one, which is very obvious, is that one or both of them might get lost. One other thing that will happen is that the reduction in battery power will be unceasing until the battery is completely drained as a result of the AirPods being connected to the Bluetooth of either your iPhone or iPad.

NOTE: Turning off your Bluetooth will not prevent an automatic connection the next time you turn on your Bluetooth.

Therefore, you must return them to the case when you are no longer using them.

#2: Don’t Open And Close The Lid Of Your AirPods Repeatedly

Any time you open and then close the lid of your AirPods case, you turn on the Bluetooth and then immediately turn it off. Doing this repeatedly sends repeated and unnecessary commands to your AirPods and drains the battery whether or not the AirPods are in the case.

NOTE: Users sometimes play with their AirPods case in this manner.

Ensure to keep the case away from you immediately after taking the AirPods out and pairing them with your device. You can get the case when you want to put the AirPods back in.

#3: Turn Off The Automatic Ear Detection Feature

All AirPods have an ear detection feature that makes it possible for songs or videos to pause after either one is taken out from the ear and resumes playing when they are put back. As convenient as this feature is, it consumes battery power.

NOTE: You can do an AirPods battery health check whenever you take your AirPods out of your ears just to make sure.

You need to consider if the feature is something that you must have, and if that does not seem to be the case, you can turn the feature off to preserve your battery power.

To turn off the Automatic Ear detection AirPods feature:

  1. Go to “Settings“.
  2. Tap on “Bluetooth“.
  3. Under “My device list”.
  4. Tap the circled “I” icon that is next to your Airpods.
  5. Turn off the “automatic ear detection” switch.

#4: Use Only A Single AirPod Per Time

If your AirPods battery level is at 33% and you are about to stream a movie with a video length of over two hours, the best thing to do at this point is to use one of your AirPods. While using one, you can leave the other inside the case to charge.

Although doing this doesn’t give you the full user experience of AirPods, it will help you avoid the issue of your AirPods battery draining fast, and it will prevent a situation of not being able to use your AirPods when you want to.

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#5: Do Not Use AirPods Under Extreme Hot Or Cold Temperatures

In general, if the temperature of your environment is either too hot or too cold, it will have adverse effects on the battery of your AirPods.

Furthermore, when you find that your AirPods feel hot after using a wireless charger to charge them, it is probably best that you don’t use them for some time so that they can cool down.

#6: Don’t Leave Your AirPods Case Plugged In Continuously

The problem with continuously leaving your AirPods plugged in is that it will ultimately make the AirPods battery lose power with time. If you are going to leave your AirPods in the case for some time, you should unplug the case from electric power.

NOTE: Ensure to take the AirPods out of the case sometimes and make use of them so that the battery is not left at a full charge for a long period.

#7: Reset The AirPods

After attempting every one of the tips that have been mentioned above and your AirPods battery still seems to be draining too quickly, the next thing you should try is to reset your AirPods or AirPods Pro.

You can reset your AirPods by deactivating the connection between your AirPods and your mobile phone or tablet. Then, place your AirPods back into the case and wait for about 30 seconds. After that, bring them out and pair or connect them with your device again.

#8: Repair Your AirPods Battery Or Have It replaced

If any of the tips above do not solve the problem, it may mean that your AirPods either need to be fixed or you might need to replace them.

You can pay a visit to any of the Licensed Apple Service Stores that are close to you and have them take a look at the AirPods.

The battery of your AirPods will not be repaired in the strictest sense. Instead, you will be given a pair of replacement AirPods, but you will not be getting those free of charge. However, what it will cost you will not be as high as the amount needed for new AirPods.


The tips that have been discussed above should be able to help you preserve the battery power of your AirPods and give you a longer listening time when you watch videos, make calls, or listen to audio. So, try any of them when you notice that the batteries no longer last.

Firas Sameer

This is me Firas Sameer the one behind “How To Fix Headphones” wearing my Beats headphone, I like listening to music a lot but since I had some issues with my headphone jack and I had to replace it my self, I decided to create this website and help you guys with headphone hacks all the way I am learning new ones and other stuff which helps you fix your own.

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