What happens when AirPods are dead?

Answered by Cody Janus

When AirPods are dead, they are completely out of battery and cannot be used until they are charged again. This means that you won’t be able to listen to music, make phone calls, or use any of the other features of the AirPods until they are recharged.

When AirPods are dead, the first thing you should do is place them in their charging case. The charging case is designed to recharge the AirPods whenever they are placed inside it. It is important to note that the AirPods will not charge if they are not in the case, so make sure to place them in the case as soon as you realize they are dead.

Once the AirPods are in the charging case, you will need to connect the charging case to a power source using the Lightning cable that came with the AirPods. This can be done by plugging the Lightning cable into a USB port on your computer or a wall adapter. Make sure that the power source is working and that the cable is securely connected to both the charging case and the power source.

After connecting the charging case to a power source, leave the AirPods to charge for at least 30 seconds. During this time, the charging case will transfer power to the AirPods, allowing them to start recharging. It’s important to note that the AirPods may not immediately show a charge status on your iPhone or iPad, especially if they were completely drained. Give them some time to start recharging before checking the charge status.

To check the charge status of your AirPods, open the charging case near your iPhone or iPad. A prompt should appear on your device’s screen, showing the charge status of both the left and right AirPods, as well as the charge status of the charging case itself. Each AirPod should show a charging status if they are receiving power from the charging case.

If the AirPods are not showing a charging status, make sure that the charging case is properly connected to a power source and that the Lightning cable is securely plugged in. If everything is correctly set up and the AirPods still don’t show a charge status, there may be an issue with either the charging case or the AirPods themselves. In this case, you may need to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

When AirPods are dead, they need to be placed in their charging case and connected to a power source using the Lightning cable. After at least 30 seconds of charging, you can check the charge status on your iPhone or iPad to confirm that each AirPod is receiving power. If they are not charging or not showing a charge status, further troubleshooting may be required.