Airpod case blinking red while charging the lead?
When the AirPod charging case starts flashing red (or orange/amber, whatever people want to call it), it's often a sign that the case itself is running low on power. Of course, AirPods get their charge from the case, but the case itself still needs charging from time to time.
Blinking orange or amber
The status light flashes amber on your AirPods, indicating that the AirPods are experiencing a pairing error. This could be caused by several issues, like an incorrect pairing between your AirPods and the Device you're attempting to use them with, outdated firmware, or low battery levels.
When you connect your case to a charger, or place your MagSafe Charging Case or Wireless Charging Case on a Qi-certified charging mat, the status light will stay on for 8 seconds. If the light flashes white, your AirPods are ready to set up with one of your devices.
Keep in mind that the status light will not stay illuminated while charging—about 8 seconds after you connect the AirPods Pro case to a charger, the status light will turn off, which could make it look like your AirPods are not charging.
If your AirPods are blinking red (or orange/amber), this means that they are not properly connected due to a pairing error. In most cases, resetting your AirPods should fix that error and the AirPods will stop blinking with a red light.
You might need to reset your AirPods if they won't charge, or to fix a different issue. Put your AirPods in their charging case, and close the lid. Wait 30 seconds. Open the lid of your charging case, and put your AirPods in your ears.
Check The Charging Status Light
The charging status should appear on your iPhone screen, but if it doesn't show up, make sure your AirPods case has at least 10% charge, or else it won't have enough power to charge the wireless earbuds. Verify that a lightning bolt icon appears next to beneath the battery.
The AirPods case status light shows the charging or connection status. An amber or orange light indicates that it's charging. When the light turns green, the AirPods are fully charged.
Static amber or orange light
The amber light on AirPods indicates that either your AirPods or the case is charging. If the earbuds are inside, it means the case is charging the earbuds. If your AirPods are outside the case, it means the case's battery is not full and you should connect it to a power source soon.
It is not possible at all to overcharge your AirPods case because the AirPods battery is designed to stop charging once it's all juiced up 100%.
How many years do AirPods last?
AirPods typically last about 2-3 years before most users feel the need to replace them. This short lifespan is because of their lithium-ion batteries. AirPods have proven tough in several durability tests and have shown that they can withstand pressure.
Check your connections
Then make sure that the power adapter is correctly plugged into a power outlet. If you're using a Qi-compatible charger with your AirPods or AirPods Pro, make sure that the cable is firmly plugged into the charger and that the other end is correctly plugged into a power outlet.
Whether you want to know if your AirPods are fully charged, you may do so by putting them back in their case and looking at the LED light on the front. If the indicator on your AirPods is red, it implies they are low on battery and need to be charged.
A constant blinking blue light can indicate a healthy connection. A slow pulsing blue light can mean the headphones are in pairing mode. The most common light pattern for pairing mode is blinking red and blue.
|Charging time in case for a full charge||20 to 25 minutes||2 hours|
|Full charge battery life||Up to 5 hours of listening time||Up to 20 hours of listening time|
- If your AirPod case is not charging, try swapping out the charging cables, charging pads, and power source.
- Check the charging status light when you plug the case into a power source.
- You might need to clean the case's Lightning port or get it serviced by Apple.
Clean your AirPods
It's possible that your AirPods charging contacts are dirty enough that they can't make a solid charging connection. Inspect the charging connections, and then clean both the AirPods and the charging case.
Sometimes, one of your AirPods or AirPods Pro may fail to charge properly because they are not in contact with the charging plate at the base of your charging case. This happens when you might not have inserted them fully or correctly into the charging case. Luckily, simply reinserting your AirPod may solve this issue.
No Light. No LED color on your AirPods indicates that they are dead (not charged) and need to be restored. To do so, simply charge your AirPods.
Amber light (with AirPods inside): Indicates AirPods and case are both charging. Green light: Indicates the AirPods are completely charged. The same will apply to the AirPods case if you remove the AirPods and the light remains green.
Why won t my AirPod case restart?
If your AirPods won't reset and there's no amber light on the case, a dirty charging port or AirPod tail could be the reason behind it. Over time, lint and other debris can build up in the charging port or tail of your AirPods.
Put your AirPods in their charging case, and keep the lid open. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds until the status light on the front of the case flashes amber, then white.
Reset your AirPods
Make sure that both AirPods are in the charging case and open the cover. Press and hold the configuration button at the back of the case for at least 15 seconds. Wait until the light in the case blinks orange a couple of times. Your AirPods are now reset.
Flashing amber/orange light: Your AirPods are experiencing a pairing error. No light: Either they are not in use or have run out of battery. Connect with your device to verify the status.
An AirPod cases battery will last between 24 and 30-hours, depending on the model. Generation 3 cases last the longest. A fully charged AirPod case can provide roughly 4 recharges for your AirPods. Without the case, you get about 4 to 6-hours of usage with most AirPods.
Throughout the day, find small intervals when you are not listening to music or talking using your AirPods to put them back into the case to recharge for between 10-30 minutes. If you only listen to your AirPods for a few hours a day, you can get away with charging the case every 2 to 3 days.
We can replace your AirPods battery for a service fee. Our warranty doesn't cover batteries that wear down from normal use. Your product is eligible for a battery replacement at no additional cost if you have AppleCare+ for Headphones and your product's battery holds less than 80% of its original capacity.
Open your case lid with your AirPods inside and hold your case close to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Wait a few seconds to see the charge status of your AirPods. You can also check the charge status of your AirPods with the Batteries widget on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Using a Micro USB Cable: If your wireless earbuds have a micro USB port, you can charge them using a micro USB cable. Just connect the cable to the port and then to a power source. Using a Qi Wireless Charger: If your wireless earbuds support Qi wireless charging, you can use a Qi wireless charger to charge them.
Yes, your AirPods will continue functioning without any interruption even if the case is dead as long as they are charged. AirPods run on lithium-ion batteries that can easily stream audio for 5 hours when fully charged. Plus, you won't need the case for connecting to your already paired Apple devices.
How can you tell if AirPods are fake?
Check the serial number
Bring the box to your computer or mobile device and go to Apple's serial number checker to verify that it is, in fact, an Apple serial number. This will also have the benefit of helping you determine if you are actually holding stolen AirPods—even less cool than counterfeit ones.
Red or Amber? If your AirPods are in your case, then the light shows the charge status of your AirPods. If not, the light shows the status of your case. Green means charged, and amber means less than one full charge remains.
A flashing red light when charging can indicate a drained battery, we recommend you to connect to a different charger and fully charge the headphones.
This means the temperature inside the charging case is too high and that charging has stopped to protect the battery. When this happens, remove the charging case from the wireless charging pad, let it cool at room temperature, and then start charging again.
For your AirPods, a full charge takes 20 to 30-minutes. This should give you roughly 5-hours of usage time. A 15-minute charge will give you 3-hours and a 5-minute charge will give you 1-hour.
If your AirPods case light won't turn on at all, it means the case is out of power and needs recharging. A discharged case won't charge your AirPods either.
A flashing green status light could mean that one of your AirPods is undetected by the case. This could be due to the AirPod not having enough battery or a pairing issue that causes AirPods not to recognize each other as a pair.
They may blink white if there's a connection problem with the charging case or the case is damaged. You may also face this issue if your AirPods are out of battery, broken, or unclean. If your AirPods are not authentic, they can also show a blinking white light.
When using a wired connection, a full charge for the AirPods case will take approximately an hour. Wireless charging will take longer than wired connection before reaching 100%. Based on our testing, it takes at least 30 minutes longer for wireless charging as opposed to wired.
Check your connections
Then make sure the power adapter is correctly plugged into a power socket. If you're using a Qi-compatible charger with your AirPods or AirPods Pro, make sure the cable is firmly plugged into the charger and the other end is correctly plugged into a power socket.
Why aren t my AirPods connecting?
If you can't connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Put both AirPods in the charging case and make sure that both AirPods are charging. To make sure that Bluetooth is on, go to Settings > Bluetooth. If your AirPods are connected, make sure that they're selected as your audio device.
AirPods with a flashing orange light are usually experiencing minor performance or connectivity issues that stop them from operating properly. Users can try to rest either their iPhone or AirPods and then reconnect the two for optimal performance.
You can charge your case with or without your AirPods inside. Charging is fastest when you use an iPhone or iPad USB charger or plug into your Mac.
Your AirPod case will simply stop the charging process once the battery is fully charged. This makes it safe to leave the case plugged into the lightning cable or on the Qi mat overnight. There will not be any consequences or overcharging.