If you have used AirPods for a while, you might have noticed they last for a shorter period than before. Over time, the battery life of your AirPods will start to deteriorate.
The main explanation for this problem is that the lithium-ion batteries inside your AirPods (and all other battery-powered devices) degrade over time. That is due to some factors, including:
- The number of charge cycles
- Exposure to extreme heat or cold.
Learn how these and other factors make your AirPods die fast and the possible solutions.
How Long Should AirPods Last?
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AirPods should last for around five hours on a single charge. However, how long AirPods last depends on several factors. These include:
- Device compatibility. First, it is essential to note that AirPods are designed for iPhone use. While they will work with other devices, such as Android phones, they may only last for a while. That is because AirPods use Apple’s W1 chip, which helps to improve battery life.
- Long Usage. Another factor is how you use the AirPods. If you constantly listen to music or make phone calls, you will need to charge your AirPods more often. However, if you only use them occasionally, they should last much longer.
- The environment in which you use your AirPods. AirPods in a hot or humid climate will last shorter than in a cooler or drier one.
How Can I Make My AirPods Last Longer?
Here are some measures you can implement to help make your AirPods last longer:
- Use one AirPod at a time. That will help conserve battery power as only one AirPod will be in use and drawing power from the battery.
- Put your AirPods in their case when you’re not using them. That will help protect them and prevent them from drawing power from the battery when not in use.
- Make sure you update your AirPods to the latest software version. Apple regularly releases software updates that can help improve battery life.
- Disable the “Hey Siri” feature if you don’t use it. This feature can cause your AirPods to use more battery power.
- Avoid exposing your AirPods to extreme temperatures since they can damage the battery and cause it to degrade over time.
Why Do My AirPods Pro Die So Fast
Your AirPods Pro may be dying faster than usual for several reasons.
- Your AirPods Pro is experiencing battery degradation. As your AirPods Pro’s battery degrades, it cannot hold a charge for longer.
- You are using your AirPods Pro more than you used to. If you’ve been using them for extended periods or at a higher volume than usual, that will drain the battery more quickly.
- There may be an issue with the software on your AirPods Pro. If a software update has caused your AirPods Pro to use more battery power than usual, you can try resetting or restoring them to their factory settings.
AirPods Dying When Fully Charged
It is a frustrating experience when your AirPods die on you, even when fully charged. That can occur because of some factors, and we’ll explore some of them here.
- Your AirPods may not be fully charged. Even though the charging case may show that the AirPods are fully charged, the actual earbuds may still need to be. To check this, put your AirPods back in the case and make sure that the LED light is green. If it’s not green, your AirPods are not fully charged, which is why they’re dying quickly.
- The AirPods may be defective. If you’ve only had them for a short time, and they’re already dying quickly, even when fully charged, they may be faulty, and you’ll need to get a new pair.
- You are using an older iPhone model that doesn’t have the latest iOS update. Ensure you’re using the newest iPhone model and have the most up-to-date iOS version to see if that helps.
Why Do My AirPods Die So Fast on Zoom
Your AirPods die so fast on zoom because of several reasons.
- When you use your AirPods on zoom, the sound is set to a lower quality by default, which can use more battery power.
- AirPods use more power when transmitting a signal over a longer distance. If you are using AirPods with an iPhone or iPad that is far away from your computer, this can also cause the battery to drain faster.
- If you are using noise-canceling features on your AirPods, this can also use up more battery power.
Why Do My AirPods Die So Fast FAQs
Why Do My AirPods Die So Fast on FaceTime?
Your AirPods die so fast on FaceTime because the battery is inefficient. On a call, your AirPods use a lot of power to maintain a connection with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. That can cause your battery to drain quickly.
Why Do My AirPods Only Last 1 Hour?
Your AirPods only last one hour because the battery is inefficient. Here are some tricks to improve battery life:
- Make sure your AirPods are fully charged before using them.
- Use only one AirPod at a time.
- Put your AirPods in their case when you’re not using them.
- Avoid exposing your AirPods to extreme temperatures.
Why Do My AirPods Die So Fast on Calls?
Your AirPods die fast on calls compared to other uses because of several factors. These include:
- The AirPods transmit your voice and receives the other person’s voice— which drains a lot of power.
- Environment. Your AirPods use more power when you’re on a call in a noisy environment because they have to work harder to eliminate the noise.
- Weak Signal. Your AirPods use more power when you’re on a call in a weak cellular signal area because they have to work harder to maintain the connection.
Why Does One of My AirPods Drain Faster?
One of your AirPods drains faster because its battery may be damaged or depleted. You can attempt fixing the hitch, but it is best to contact Apple Support.
Why Do My AirPods Only Last 2 Hours
Your AirPods only last two hours because the battery drains quickly. The possible causes for this include:
- You have enabled the “Hey Siri” feature. This feature can significantly drain the battery.
- High audio volume. Playing loud music will drain the battery faster than playing at a lower volume.
- You are frequently using your AirPods for phone calls.