It’s easy to leave your AirPods in your ears for hours. Want to check the battery percentage of your headphones before you hear the almost running out of AirPods chime? Here’s how to check the battery of your AirPods on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.
Open the AirPods box near your iPhone or iPad
The easiest way to check your AirPods’ battery life, or AirPods Pro, is to open the case near your iPhone or iPad when it is unlocked.
You will see an AirPods connection panel slide up. In addition to automatically connecting to your device, it will also tell you the battery life of the AirPods and the AirPods charging case.
If you want to view battery life on individual AirPods, wear one earphone and keep the other in the case.
Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad
What if you’re in the middle of a walk or a run and don’t want to fish your iPhone and the AirPods case? Well you can ask Siri how much juice is left in your AirPods.
You can do it from your AirPods, iPhone or iPad. Press and hold the “Side / Power” button on your iPhone or iPad, or double-tap / double-click the AirPods to call Siri.
From there, say something like, “How much battery is left on the AirPods?” or even something as short as “AirPods Battery”.
Siri will read the battery life of AirPods or AirPods Pro.
Add the Batteries Widget on iPhone or iPad
If you are a heavy user of widget panel on your iPhone or iPad, you need to use the Batteries widget to monitor the battery life of all devices connected to your Apple smartphone or tablet. You’ll see your Apple Watch, AirPods, Bluetooth headphones and even the battery life of a external mouse here.
To add the Batteries widget, swipe left on your iPhone or iPad home screen to bring up the “Today” widget screen. Here, swipe down the screen and hit the “Edit” button.
Now press the Plus (+) button next to the “Batteries” widget to add it to your list.
You can use the Handle icon to rearrange the Drums widget. When you are done, press the “Done” button.
The Batteries widget will now show you the battery life of your connected AirPods or AirPods Pro.
Use Control Center on Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch can show you the battery life of your AirPods connected from the Control Center.
To access the menu, swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to display the Control Center. From there, tap the battery percentage icon. Here, under the battery life of the Apple Watch, you will see the battery life of your AirPods.
This works if you have connected AirPods directly to your Apple Watch or if they are connected to iPhone associated with Apple Watch.
Use the shortcut of the Bluetooth menu bar on Mac
Mac users only have to look at the menu bar to see the battery life of their AirPods. Once the AirPods are connected, click on the “Bluetooth” button in the menu bar.
Here, hover over your AirPods. In the menu, you can see the battery percentage of your AirPods and the AirPods box.
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