Each AirPod comes with 93 milliwatt-hour battery in its stem. Lithium-ion batteries are famous for deteriorating over time. But, due to small battery capacity, and frequent charge, this process is to speed up for the AirPods. After a year of use, the AirPods battery can debase to unexpected levels. Nevertheless, not everything is lost. Before thinking about purchasing a new AirPods 2, you could try these tips in this guide to fix fast AirPods battery drain.
Tips To Fix AirPods Battery Draining Too Fast
If your AirPods has been two years old now, we are sure your AirPods battery has deteriorated substantially. It could not even last 30 minutes on a single charge. So, if you usually make a long call, or go for a walk without the need for giving out AirPods on your halfway through, you can try these tips below.
Reset Your AirPods
The simplest option you should try is to reset your AirPods. To reset your AirPods, just open the case, press and then hold the Round pairing button on the case. After you hold it for 10 seconds, the light in the case will change to white, meaning that the AirPods are already reset and you can then pair them up again.
Fully Drain AirPods Battery
Another way to increase the battery life is resetting the battery cycle of your AirPods. You do this by fully draining the battery of both your AirPods and AirPods case. After that, charge it fully, in one go.
Repair From The iOS Device
Instead of resetting from the AirPods themselves, you can try to reconnect the AirPods from the connected iPhone. To do so, head to Settings > Bluetooth section and then tap on the “i” button next to AirPods. Select Forget Device and confirm the next step to repair your AirPods.
Use One AirPod At a Time
While it’s not a permanent solution, it can be incredibly useful in the time. Both AirPods has a microphone, so you can use only one AirPod at a time. The next time you make a long call, you can start with one AirPod while you can still put the other in the case. When the first AirPod is about to give out, take out your other AirPod and then put the first AirPod back in the case to charge it.
Also see: Common AirPods Problems And Their Fixes
Replace The Battery
If your AirPods are still under warranty, you can then get their battery replaced for each AirPod at only $49. If your AirPods already void the warranty, the price will be $69 for each.
If you’ve already used your AirPods for more than two years, and the above tips did not help you, you should think about buying a new one. You can sell your current AirPods online to purchase the new AirPods 2, which come with a longer talk time (up to 5 hours), Hey Siri functionality, and faster-pairing speed.
It is not a good idea to spend $140 replacing your AirPods battery while you can purchase a brand new pair for just $159.