AirPods are great devices, which can last up to 5 hours after every single charge. The charging case can even extend it to 25 hours. Once the AirPods battery is low, there will be a little sound. I know many of you want to monitor the AirPods battery life to know how many the battery percentage leaves. There are a few ways to do that. You should keep tabs on the battery life of your AirPods if it is deteriorating. Here is how you can check your AirPods battery life through your iPhone/iPad or Apple Watch.
Check AirPods Battery Life Using iPhone
Ask Your AirPods
If you are using AirPods, simply double tap on the AirPods to open up Siri (or say: Hey Siri if you use AirPods 2). After that, just ask for “what’s the battery level”, for instance. Siri will then read out the battery percentage left on your iPhone/iPad and then on the connected AirPods. You can also ask for “how much battery is left in AirPods” to get the direct answer.
Flick Open AirPods Case
If you want to check the battery life of the AirPods and their case, the quickest way is to flick open the case near your iPhone when it’s unlocked. There will be a little card showing up, letting you know the exact battery life left on your AirPods and the case so that you know whether they need the charge or not.
The only small issue here is that it just works when your AirPods are inside the case. To check the AirPods battery life at any time on your iPhone, you should follow the next method.
Enable Batteries Widget on iPhone
The Batteries widget can serve as the top method to measure the battery stats for the connected Apple devices. It works for Apple Watch, AirPods devices.
To activate the widget, simply swipe over to the widgets area from your iPhone Home screen, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on Edit. Next, tap on the green + button next to Batteries and add it. You can also use the handle button to rearrange it. When you are completed, tap on Done to go back.
Every time your AirPods are connected, you’ll then see the battery percentage. It will just show the battery stats for your AirPods. In case you flick open the case, it will show the case’s battery life instead.
Check AirPods Battery Life using Apple Watch
As long as all your devices, including iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch are signed into the same iCloud account, it’s not difficult to check the AirPods battery life from your wrist.
On your Watch, head to the watch face and then open up the Control Center. If your Watch is running watchOS 5 and higher, you just need to hold on the bottom edge of the screen and then swipe up to open Control Center from anywhere.
Next, tap on Battery Percentage control, and you will see the battery life of your AirPods. If your AirPods are paired with your iPhone and without your Apple Watch, it will show up.