Your AirPods warn you with a tone when they are low and again when the battery is low.
You can also manually check your AirPods battery life on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or even your Apple Watch. There is also a way to check the AirPod’s battery life without a paired device.
Here’s how to check battery life on a pair of AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max.
How to Check AirPods Battery Life on iPhone or iPad
If you have an iPhone or iPad handy, you can check your AirPods battery life by following a few simple steps.
- If your AirPods are currently in the charging case, make sure Bluetooth is currently turned on on your iPhone or iPad.
- Open the AirPods case and bring it close to your iPhone or iPad.
- After doing this, you should get a popup showing you the battery life of your AirPods. You will also see the status of your charging case.
- To check the battery life of one AirPod, take one out of the case.
If you’re using a pair of AirPods Max, their battery status should appear on your iPhone or iPad when you take them out of the Smart Case.
To see the battery life of your AirPods while you’re using them, you’ll need to use the Batteries widget accessible in your device’s Today View. Today View is the screen you see when you swipe right on your device’s lock screen or home screen.
To enable the Batteries widget on your iPhone or iPad, do the following:
- Unlock your iPhone or iPad.
- Swipe right on the home screen.
- If you don’t see the widget, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap Edit.
- If you’re using iOS 15, you’ll see a plus sign in the top-left corner. Touch that.
- Locate the Batteries widget and tap Add widget.
The Batteries widget shows you the battery percentage of all your devices, which makes it extremely useful.
You can also ask Siri for information about the battery life of your AirPods. Just ask “How’s the battery life of my (name of your AirPods)?” and you get your answer.
How to Check AirPods Battery Life on Apple Watch
If you enjoy using your AirPods for walks, jogging, or long runs and usually leave your iPhone at home, you can use your Apple Watch to check the battery life of your AirPods. You can do this if they’re paired with your iPhone or if they’re paired directly with your watch.
- Open the Control Center on your Apple Watch by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
- On the next screen, tap the battery percentage icon.
- When your AirPods are plugged in, you’ll see their battery life.
To check the battery life of an AirPod on Apple Watch, place a button in the charging case.
How to Check AirPods Battery Life on Mac
If you’d rather check the battery life of your AirPods on your iMac or MacBook, here’s how.
First, make sure your AirPods are connected to your Mac. You can check this by going to your System Preferences and then clicking on Bluetooth. Once you’re sure they’re connected, follow these steps.
- Click the Control Center icon in your toolbar. The icon looks like two pills.
- Click Bluetooth from the drop-down menu.
- On the next screen, you can now see the battery life of each AirPod.
You can also click the Bluetooth icon in the toolbar to see the battery percentage of your AirPods.
If you don’t see the Bluetooth icon in your toolbar, you’ll need to go to System Preferences, click Bluetooth, and then click Show Bluetooth in menu bar at the bottom.
How to check the battery life of AirPods without a paired device?
You can also measure your AirPods battery life without having a paired device nearby.
Put your AirPods in their case and open the lid. Look at the color of the LED light. If you see a green light, they are more than 50% charged. If you see an orange color, it means less than one full charge is left.
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Install iOS 15.4.1 for better security
If security is important to you, then you should definitely consider installing Apple’s iOS 15.4.1 update right away.
iOS 15.4.1 has one new security patch on board and you can read more about it on Apple’s website† It helps protect your phone from damage.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. To learn more about these patches, visit: Apple’s security site for the details†
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more information, visit Apple’s security page†
If you missed iOS 15.3, you will also get the corresponding patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches for iPhone users. If you are interested in the details, you can read more about it here†
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you will get the security patch with your upgrade. More information about the switch can be found at Apple’s website†
If you missed Apple’s iOS 15.2 update, you’ll get the 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about it on the company security site†
iOS 15.2 also included some significant privacy upgrades. The software brought the company’s app privacy report to Settings. This lets you see how many times your apps accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more in the past seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 . brought Apple’s communications security features for children. You’ll find these features in the Messages app, Siri, Spotlight, and Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.4.1 will bring the security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about it at Apple’s website†
If you missed iOS 15.0.2, you will also get the security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it here†
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you’re moving from iOS 14 and you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read more about them at Apple’s security website†
Apple has updated its website with new information about iOS 15’s suite of security patches. The company now says the software has fixed an issue that could have exposed a user’s personal Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also states that iOS 15 has fixed an issue that allowed apps to override privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or an older version of iOS, you will also receive the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.4.1 update.
In addition to these patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades, including improvements to Siri. Requests to Siri are now processed on the device itself with Neural Engine. This makes it safer.
If you’re an Apple Card user, you now get a security code that changes regularly to use when transacting online.
Apple has also added a built-in authenticator similar to Google Authenticator. Allows you to generate verification codes for enhanced login security under your passwords.
There is also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.