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How To Fix AirPods Battery Drain When Not In Use

AirPods Battery Drain When Not In Use
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You must have witnessed the issue of AirPods battery drain when not in use. But, have you ever noticed why this happens all the time with your Airpods? 

First of all, you need to understand that this is not the issue with your AirPods or AirPods case. So, you don’t need to worry about this and just relax. AirPods do not turn off automatically and remain active all the time to find any connection to pair with.

Because many people just carelessly leave the Airpods out of their case when they are not using them, this makes it easier for you to lose them. They do not lose the battery enough when not in use as compared to active use.

Why do AirPods lose battery when not in use?

AirPods usually consume batteries when they are in the case without any use. They also lose the battery when we leave our AirPods connected to any of our devices.

Tips to Prevent Your AirPods Batteries drain?

Airpods are out of their case

When the AirPods are not in use, they must be returned to their cases. Because, extensive use of AirPods makes them a little operationally tired and when they are not turned to their resting places, they do not get any chance to get recharged so start draining their batteries.

TIP: You should put the AirPods back in their cases when they are not in use especially. Because they should get proper relaxation and fair charging.

Avoid draining your AirPods to 0% because it may damage the battery. So the recommended way to charge again is with a battery of 10-15%.
On a single charge, Airpods can play music for 5 to 6 hours.

If your AirPods case is not charging, you can read a detailed guide that will fix the problem.

Airpod Case Not Charging[Quick Fix]

Clean the Airpods and Airpods case

In most cases, Your AirPods have too many dust particles and all grime.


  1. First, take your AirPods out of their case.
  2. Clean the AirPods case from the inside and through the bottom with Q-tip.
  3. Take a blower and clean every corner and also blow in the bottom.
Why do AirPods lose battery when not in use
Required things to clean AirPods

Turn off Bluetooth when Airpods are not in use

Airpods keep their connection alive and remain active even when they’re not in use. This is because they cannot be turned off and always try to find a connection.

AirPods have no external switch which keeps the AirPods running all the time.

Bluetooth can  be turned off in the following way:

  • By asking Siri.
  • By using device settings.

TIP: Just turn off the Bluetooth connection when you finish using up. If you do not turn off the Bluetooth then forget the AirPods connection. This will save much of your AirPods battery.

AirPods Case Has Low Battery

The Airpods case itself provides the necessary charging to the AirPods when they are put in the cases.

AirPods Case High Low Battery
AirPods Case Has Low Battery

To see the battery level:

  • Open the AirPods case lid.
  • Put it close to your Apple device.
  • After some time, the battery level will appear.

TIP: AirPods work as dual charge source providers when they are connected with a charging and power adapter, and when they alone provide the charging to the AirPods. So, why not put your AirPods back in their cases when not in use? and If AirPods’ case is lost, AirPods can be charged without case.

AirPods or Cases are getting old

When the Airpods are too old or you are using very old AirPods cases which have technologically deteriorated. Because technology is moving so fast and new models are launched very quickly. So, despite being premium quality, Airpods or their cases hardware become obsolete which ultimately affects their working efficiency.

Tip: Take good care of your AirPods and their case which will expand their lifespan and will also improve their functional capability.

Disable Automatic Ear Detection

Airpods have sensors that work quite well in detecting when the AirPods are taken off from your ears, so it switches their connection and connects with another device.

But besides all that, it drains the battery so much and keeps the connection alive all the time.

TIP: Turn off the Ear Detection

Prevent Your AirPods Batteries drain
Automatic Ear Detection

Automatic Ear Detection can be turned off by following the steps below:

  • GO to your setting
  • Open Bluetooth
  • Toggle Automatic Ear Detection to Off.

Set the Double-Tap AirPod command to OFF

This command is turned on mode and drains the battery.

TIP: It should be turned off.

To turn off the Double-Tap AirPod command, follow the steps below:

  • Go to setting 
  • Open Bluetooth 
  • Turn off Double-Tap AirPod

You should configure it for both AirPods separately.


About Author

Muhammad Azam

Originally from Pakistan Azam, the Founder of <a href="" rel="noopener"><strong> </strong></a>has a keen interest in Audio products and has used multiple Audio and sound-related products with almost every version of the headphones and AirPods. Azam has got a <strong>degree in Bachelors in Computer Science</strong> with a specialization in Home Automation and Security having experience of <strong>3 years</strong> in automation, which has allowed him to guide people on what He has learned, observed, and analyzed to solve their problems with tech and automated gadgets. He has done jobs in various companies across Pakistan i,e; <strong>Tech Resolver Ltd</strong> and <strong>Soft Care Ltd</strong>. Now, He has been writing detailed information on every issue and every feature of headphones, Alexa (Echo devices), Home security devices AirPods, or earbuds and also reviewing them for 2 years. You can find him @ <a href="" rel="noopener">Facebook</a> <a href="" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> <a href="" rel="noopener">Twitter</a> More Info <a href="" rel="noopener">About Smarthomehut</a>

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