So, you’ve got yourself a brand-new pair of AirPods, and you’re suspecting that they tend to lose battery quickly when you’re not putting them in their case back. What give? Well, It turns out that your AirPods will indeed lose battery if they aren’t kept in their case, even if the case itself has been charged up and is waiting to be used again.
Do AirPods Lose Battery When Not in Case?
The answer is yes, your AirPods will lose battery if they aren’t kept in their case, even if the case itself has been charged up and is waiting to be used again.
Why Do AirPods Die So Quickly Without the Case?
So now we know that your AirPods will drain if you’re not keeping them in their case, the next question you may have is why this happens?
Well, the reason for that is because each individual AirPod includes a Bluetooth part. This remains on so that it can provide instant connection to, let’s say, your iPhone or Mac whenever you remove them from their charging case. And like any other electronic device, having its Bluetooth on will drain its battery a bit faster. And this goes also for your AirPods.
Also, AirPods are charged by contact with the case, so once they are out of the charge case, they begin to slowly lose power. And because they do not have an on/off switch, you can not turn them off to save battery. This battery drainage will happen in low power mode, though.
How Long Will my AirPods Last if I Take Them out of The Case?
An AirPod left outside its case will lose around 20% of battery life every hour. That means that if you leave one AirPod outside its case for 5 hours without charging it, it would be completely dead.
The reason for this is that, like I said earlier, the AirPods are charged by contact with the case. So once they are out of the charge case, they begin to slowly lose power.
How To Prevent AirPods Battery From Draining When They Are Not in Case?
The best solution to prevent your AirPods from loosing Battery is really to keep them in their case. This way, you know you’ll find them fully charged the next time you want to use them (as long as the case is charged, obviously) and you lower the chance of loosing (one of) them.
But there are methods you can do to prevent your AirPods battery from draining if they are not in their case.
Quit double-tapping your AirPods to pause playback
It might be very tempting at first, but quit double-tapping your AirPods to pause playback. You know, that option that’s located just above the Automatically Ear detection.
In order to preserve your AirPods battery life, make sure to even turn this Double Tap option “Off”. To do so, go to Settings > Bluetooth > Tap the info icon next to your AirPods. Here, you can customize this setting for both the left and right AirPods.
Switch Off Automatic Ear Detection
AirPods utilize this Automatic Ear Detection sensor to know when they’re inserted or removed from the user’s ears. This way, they activate the Auto-Play/Pause feature automatically.
To turn this sensor off, head to your Settings and look for the Automatic Ear Detection feature. You can find it in the section where you control your AirPods.
All with all
Now we know more about whether your AirPods will lose battery faster or not if you’re not keeping them in their case, I highly recommend you to just leave them in their case, since they are meant to stay there whenever you’re not using them. That why you will lower the likelihood of loosing them (God Forbid) and you will find them fully charged whenever you put them out of their case (if the case is also charged obviously).
How long do AirPods last outside of case?
Both the AirPods and AirPods Pro last around 4 – 5 hours if you’re listening to stuff, and last around 2 – 4 hours if you’re both listening and talking to someone. This estimation is based on a full charge.
How many years do AirPods last?
If you’re a heavy AirPods user (meaning that you use your AirPods daily all day long) then you can expect them to last for about two year. You obviously will be able to use them after these two years, but their battery will be reduced in quality, so much so that they might last just one hour on a full charge.
Do Your AirPods have GPS?
The answer is no, AirPods do not have GPS installed in them. On the “Find my iPhone” app, Apple shows you the last place your AirPods were in a short distance with another iOS device, such as your iPhone.
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