How to Know If Your AirPods Case Is Charging

 

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Using your iPhone to check the status of your AirPods and AirPods case is a quick way to know if your case is charging, if your AirPods are charging, or how much time you have left to listen to music. To check the battery levels of your AirPods and their charging case, open the AirPods case near your iPhone to view the status on your screen. Let's get started with how to use your iPhone to monitor the status of your AirPods  and their charging case.

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3 Ways to Check the Battery Levels of Your AirPods & Charging Case

Your AirPods will need to be paired to the device you'd like to use to check their charge status.

How to Check Your AirPods Case Is Charging: Open the Case Near Your iPhone

  1. Open your AirPods case, leaving your AirPods inside, and hold the open case near your iPhone.
  2. The battery levels of both your AirPods and their charging case will appear on screen.


     
  3. Notice the little black lightning bolt next to the battery icon. This indicates active charging. In the screenshot above, the AirPods are charging but the case isn't.


How to Know if Your AirPods & Case are Charging: Use the Today View

  1. You can also check these levels using the Battery widget in your Today View
  2. Swipe right from the first Home screen to find the Today View.
  3. To add the Battery Widget, tap Edit at the bottom of the Today View screen.


     
  4. Tap the green circle beside Batteries.
  5. Tap Done


     
  6. You can now view your AirPods and charging case status in the Batteries section of Today View when you open your AirPods case.
  7. When your AirPods are in use and the case is closed, only their battery levels will appear on the screen


How to Know Your AirPods & Case are Charging: ​Ask Siri

  1. You can also use Siri to check the status of your AirPods and charging case without opening case. Just ask Siri, "How much battery do my AirPods have?" and Siri will reply with the battery status of both.
  2. If you are wearing your AirPods, you will need to ask specifically about the battery levels of the Airpods or of the charging case.

Now you know how to use your iPhone to check the charge status of your AirPods and Charging Case using your iPhone screen, Today View, and Siri.

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer at iPhone Life. He has a degree in Media and Communications from Maharishi University of Management and his work has been published in the Rio Review and Breathe Free Press.