How Long Does It Take To Charge AirPods & How To Know If AirPods Are Charging

Apple has revolutionized the industry by releasing Airpods in 2016. Since then, Apple released different Airpods models, which got an overwhelming response from users.

If you are a first-time Airpods user, you need to know several essential tips about battery life before using them, as we know that Pods are wireless sound devices that need to be charged after hours of use.

Here, we will try to answer, “How long does it take to charge Airpods”. Moreover, the article will explain how to know if Airpods are charging.

To cut a long story short, you will be able to know about battery charge-up time, battery runtime, and various other queries, which are crucial to know before using Airpods.

How long does it take to charge Airpods?

The shortest answer to this question is that it depends. The battery charging and run-up time of Airpods vary from model to model. The total time required to charge drained Pods up to 100% is discussed below;

First generation Airpods Charge-up time:

According to the given manual and the official website of Apple, we can’t asses the total time taken by drained battery pods to fully charged ones. However, 15 minutes of charging offers you 3-hour listening or more than an hour of talk time.

According to the users’ experience, first-generation Airpods take almost 17 to 20 minutes to charge up fully.

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Second Generation Airpods Charge-up Time:

Similar to first-generation Airpods, there is nothing new in second-generation Pods’ charge-up time. According to the manufacturer, 15 minutes of charging is enough to listen to songs for 3 hours or 2 hours of talk time.

However, according to my experience, 2nd generation pods take almost 20 to 25 minutes to charge 100%.

Third-generation Airpods Charge-up time:

Third-generation Airpods come up with several improvements compared with their predecessors. The battery run-up time of third-generation pods is impressive as compared to 2nd and 1st generations of pods.

3rd generation Airpods offer almost 1 hour of listening time after 5 minutes of charging in the case, the manufacturer says.

According to personal experience, 3rd generation pods take almost 45 to 50 minutes to charge 100%.

How long do AirPods pro take to Charge?

Airpods Pro was released back in 2019 by Apple. With the most advanced features, pods pro costs you too high. Pods pro can be used for almost an hour for listening or 1 hour for talk time after 5 minutes of charging in the case.

According to the users’ experience, Airpods pro takes almost 20 to 25 minutes to charge 100% (if they have drained their battery).

How to know if AirPods are charging?

Once battery is drained, you need to charge it again. By putting Pods inside the case, Pods start to charge their batteries. However, sometimes the charging process doesn’t start after placing Pods inside the case. So, it is essential to know if Airpods are charging. Here, we will try to address this query.

How to know if AirPods are charging?

Status Light:

The status light is the most common way to check whether your Airpods start to charge in the case or not. After putting Pods in the case and closing the lid, if the light turns an amber color, it is a sign that your Pods are charging.

If that status light on the case turns green, your Airpods are fully charged.

On iPhone:

Aside from checking the charging status on the status light on the case, you can also check it on your mobile phone. Just bring the case (Pods should be in the case) near the iPhone with which they are paired. Now open the lid of the case.

The charging status with the percentage of the battery will be shown on the screen of your iPhone. If the charging bolt is shown next to the battery icon of Airpods, it means they are on charging.

How to check AirPods battery without case?

Some Pods users think they can’t check the battery status without the case; however, it isn’t true. You can check the AirPods battery status without having the case. Follow the steps mentioned below;

  • Paired your Airpods with your iPhone
  • Long press on the blank space on the iPhone screen
  • Icons start jingling; press “Plus” on the top left
  • Select the “Batteries” option
  • After adjusting the size of the Batteries icon, you can check the Airpods battery status without a case.

How to Check AirPods Battery on Android?

Airpods are designed for iPhone users. However, they work great with Android users as well. And millions of Android users are using them nowadays. However, at inception, it was tricky to check the battery stats of Airpods and the case.

However, AirBattery App makes this task easy-peasy. You just need to follow the below-mentioned steps to check the battery stats on an Android device;

  • Install the AirBattery app from Google Playstore
  • Connect Airpods and an Android device via Bluetooth
  • Place the case near the paired device
  • A pop-up window will show battery features on the Android device.

How to charge AirPods without case?

There is no benefit to wasting time on the internet by searching the above question. The shortest answer to the above question is that there is no way to charge Airpods without a case.

If you have lost (or not available) the case, you will have to manage the other case for the same model for charging. Unfortunately, there is not a single method that works for charging Airpods without a case.

How long do AirPods Battery last?

Battery’s runtime is a question mark on their performance. How long can you use Airpods after a single charge? We will explain the battery runtime of each models below;

First generation Airpods Battery runtime:

If you buy brand new 1st generation Airpods, the battery runtime will be;

  • 4 to 5 hours of listening time
  • 3.5 to 4 hours of talk time

Second generation Airpods Battery Runtime:

There is little difference between the battery performance of 1st and 2nd generation AirPods.

  • Almost 5 hours of listening time
  • 4 hours of talk time

After 5 minutes of battery charge, it can give you almost 1 hour of listening time.

Third Generation Airpods battery runtime:

Third Generation Pods came with various advanced features in the sound industry. Moreover, 3rd generation comes up with enhanced battery runtime as well.

  • 5 hours (spatial audio) or 6 hours (no spatial audio) of listening time
  • 4 hours of talk time

The case can be charged by Magsafe charging technology.

How long do AirPods pro last?

You won’t observe any improvements in battery runtime when you compare Airpods pro with 3rd generation. Nevertheless, there are other plenty of improvements in Pro.

  • The battery runtime of  pro is 4.5(ANC ON) to 5 (ANC off) hours of listening
  • 3.5 to 4 hours of talk time

Airpods Case charging Explained:

Aside from Pods charging, keeping the AirPods case charged would be best. So here, we will answer different queries about case charging.  

How long does it take to charge AirPods case?

Almost all types of cases take 1 hour to charge 100%. After one hour of case charging, it can give you 24 hours of listening or 18 hours of talk time. Moreover, the 3rd generation case with Megsafe charging enhances listening and talk time.

Moreover, a full charged case can charge Airpods multiple times. You can charge them 4 to 5 times from a fully charged case.

Here, we should keep in mind that wireless charging of a case takes more time than wired charging of a case. Therefore, if you are using wireless charging, give more time to charge up the case.

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How long to charge AirPods case the first time?

If you are a new user of Airpods, it is essential to know how much time the case takes to charge up to 100%.

There is nothing different for charging the case the first time. Charging the case the first time takes 1 hour. After that, however, you can plug the case in for an extra 5 to 10 minutes for the first time.  

How to know if the AirPods case is charging?

You can check case charging by two methods.

i- Status Light: The status light on the case’s exterior will inform you about the case’s charging

ii- On the paired device: By using the paired device, you can check whether the AirPods case is charging or not. Moreover, you can check the case’s charging status on Android and iPhone. The method of checking the charging status on a paired device is mentioned before.   

How to charge AirPods pro case?

Airpods pro case comes with two methods of charging;

i- Wired

ii- Wireless

Wired: By using a lightning to USB cable, pro case can be charged 100% in an hour

Wireless: Place the case (status light in the upward direction) on Magsafe or a QI charging board. It takes more time to charge than wired charging.

Final words:

Aside from answering the query How Long Does It Take to Charge AirPods; we have tried to explain almost all the relevant questions of an Airpods user. However, if you have any other questions, please do ask in the comment section, and we will try to answer them. Thank you. Stay blessed.


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