Apple’s wireless headphones are still in their infancy, and there are many questions we still have about them. One of the most common doubts is how to check the battery level of the AirPods and the case .
According to Apple’s official data, AirPods have a range of five hours, to which must be added about 24 hours extra provided by the included charging case. This means that the case is capable of charging the headphones almost five times. A more than respectable autonomy considering the size of the AirPods and also the case.
Different ways to view the battery status of the AirPods
Neither the case nor the AirPods have a button to check the battery level, so the question is quite obvious: how do you look at the battery status of the AirPods?
Perhaps the most direct method of finding out your battery status is using the widget Apple has created for the Notification Center . In it we can see the percentage of charge of the headphones and also of the charging case as long as we have them connected to the iPhone. To activate the widget we must take the following steps:
1.- Unlock the iPhone and slide your finger from the top of the screen down to display the Notification Center.
Slide the Notification Center widgets down to the bottom and tap on the Edit button.
3.- We activate the Battery widget in case it is deactivated.
From that moment on we can see the battery status directly from the Notification Center whenever we want. However, it will be necessary to have the accessory connected to the iPhone.
Another option is to use the device pairing screen . To do this we need to follow these steps:
- We open the case with the AirPods inside.
- We close the box and wait for them to automatically pair with our iPhone.
- We’ll wait a moment and see the battery level of the AirPods and the case appear on the iPhone’s screen.
Checking the battery status of AirPods on a Mac
We will most likely use AirPods that are connected to an iPhone or iPad, but the headset is also compatible with a Mac .
In Apple computers we can also see the battery level and the steps to do it are the following:
- Click on the Bluetooth or volume button in the menu bar.
- In the My Devices section, select AirPods to display a new menu with the information of the headphones where the battery charge status is shown.
That’s all, following these steps we can see the battery charge level of the Apple AirPods and know at all times whether or not it is necessary to make a charge so that we don’t run out of autonomy at the worst moment.
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