How to Check AirPods Battery Life on iPhone and Mac

AirPods are incredibly small, but they also have decent battery life. You get 4-5 hours of listening time, and with the charging case handy, you usually don’t have to worry about running out of power.

But it can make you too complacent. If you want to avoid surprises, we recommend keeping a close eye on your AirPods battery life. However, the charging case status indicator is neither convenient nor reliable.

Luckily, there are several ways to check your AirPods battery life and charging case on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. All possible methods are detailed below.

Check AirPods Battery Life – iPhone & iPad

If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, you can check the battery life of your AirPods and charging case using the AirPods charging status alert, battery widget, AirPlay screen, or Siri.

AirPods charging status alerts

If you want to know how much charge your AirPods have left when you’re not actively using them, open the charging case close to your iPhone or iPad. After a short wait, you’ll see an alert with relevant details.

Charging status alert window

You can also check the battery life of both AirPods individually. Just take one of her AirPods out of the case and the status alert will update accordingly.

Add Battery Widget

If you want to know how much power you have left while using your AirPods, you need to add the battery widget to your iPhone or iPad. In addition to revealing information in real time, it can also track the battery life of other devices and accessories such as Apple Watch and Apple Pencil.

On your iPhone, press and hold an empty spot on your home screen. When everything starts shaking plus Icon in the upper left corner of the screen. Then scroll down the widget gallery and tap batteryselect the size of the widget (small, medium, large), and tap. add widget.

Visually explain how to add battery widget

The battery widget shows how much charge your AirPods have left. It also briefly displays the battery life (including the charging case) of the left and right AirPods separately each time you connect them to your iPhone.

battery widget

Tips: Feel free to drag the battery widget to your home screen. It can also be pushed to the Today view. Here’s how to manage widgets on your iPhone:

If you’re using an iPad, you can only add the battery widget to your today view. Swipe right from the first home screen slide to display the Today view (if it’s not already there), press and hold any empty area, tap plus Go to your widget gallery and add a battery widget in the size you want.

Open the AirPlay screen

If you don’t want to use the battery widget to check your AirPods battery life, you can use the AirPlay screen instead. Not very convenient.

Swipe down from the top right of the screen to open Control Center. If you’re using an iPhone with Touch ID, swipe up from the bottom of the screen instead.

next, air play Click the icon in the upper right corner of the music controls to see how much charge you have left under your AirPods. If you just took out your AirPods, you should also know the battery life of the charging case.

AirPlay icon in Control Center and iPhone lock screen

or, air play Check your AirPods battery life by tapping the icon on your iPhone’s lock screen while audio is playing.

Ask Siri

Did you know you can tell Siri how much charge your AirPods have left?

rather Heysiri or long press ~ side/Up Call Siri with a button.Then say something along the lines of “What is the battery life of AirPods?” She should respond with Dietz immediately.

His Highness's reply to "What is the battery life of AirPods?" She should respond with Dietz immediately.

Check AirPods Battery Life – Mac

On your Mac, you can use the Bluetooth status menu or Siri to know the battery life of your AirPods and charging case.

Using the Bluetooth status menu

On a Mac with macOS Big Sur or later installed, first open Control Center from the top right of the menu bar. Then expand the Bluetooth control.

Bluetooth in Control Center menu

Instantly see how much charge your AirPods have left. If you’re not already connected to your Mac, open the charging case lid to see battery life for both your AirPods and charging case.

Battery level displayed on Bluetooth

Tips: To make things easier, just drag and drop the Bluetooth control onto your menu bar. Then you can view your AirPods battery life with one click. Here’s how to customize your Mac’s menu bar:

If you’re using macOS Catalina or earlier, you should already see a Bluetooth status icon in your menu bar. If so, just select it and point it at your AirPods to see how much battery life you have left.

Ask Siri

You can also ask Siri to tell you how much charge is left in your AirPods.choose Siri Click the icon on the top right of the menu bar to make a request. She should respond instantly with battery life stats.

Check your AirPods battery level – Apple Watch

If you’re using an Apple Watch, you can check your AirPods’ battery level using Control Center. Or you can ask Siri.

use the control center

With your AirPods connected to your Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center. next, battery Click the icon to check your AirPods battery life.

iWatch Control Center and Battery Health

If you just connected your AirPods, the charging case will also show battery life.

Ask Siri

Siri can also reveal AirPods battery status via Apple Watch.just press and hold digital crown or raise your hand and say HeysiriThen ask her for battery life stats. She should reply soon.

no more surprises

With all of the above methods, there’s no excuse if your AirPods suddenly run out of battery or have less than one charge left in their charging case. Check out great AirPods tips and tricks to make your Apple wireless earbuds more comfortable.

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