Apple’s new AirPods are not only ultraportable, they sound great and one can easily access Siri using them. But last week, many Reddit users reported some sort of bug that could cause quick battery drainage even when the AirPods are put back in the case. While the total number of affected users remains a mystery, it is pretty clear that issue was affecting quite a decent number of users that now has resulted in a controversy.
Some of the Reddit users reported as much as 30% battery drainage overnight. It appears like the AirPods are not powering down when placed inside the case and remains connected to the iPhone or other compatible devices, resulting in large drops in battery life from both the AirPods and the devices itself. It remains unclear whether the problem is software related that displays the incorrect battery percentage or if the battery inside the case is actually draining too quickly.But either way, losing 30-50% of battery juice in under few hours on standby is a horrible performance by a gadget of the modern era.
But wait, There is a fix…
Based on responses from some of the Reddit users…
A simple reset and re-paring the AirPods with the iPhone is resolving the battery woes for at least some of the victims. The AirPods charging case is supposed to last 24 hours on a single charge.
Although this resetting AirPods trick has fixed the issue for some users, it did not work for everyone.
How to Reset AirPods to fix Battery Drain Issue
Numerous users managed to fix AirPods quick Battery drain issue just by resetting them, here is how to:
- Open your AirPods case so that you may see the LED light flashing.
- Press and hold the setup button on the back of your AirPods for at least 15 seconds. The LED light should start flashing amber a few times and then flashes white.
Once the flashing light turns to amber and then back to white, it means the AirPods have been reset and they no longer remember any devices they were connected to.
It means it’s time to reconnect your AirPods to your iPhone
Reconnect your AirPods
Simply follow these step to re-pair your iPhone with the AirPods:
- Open AirPods case while the LEDlight is flashing white.
- Bring it closer to the iPhone.
- Wait until the pairing screen pops up and tap Connect.
- This should pair yourAirPods to your iPhone or any of yours iCloud enabled devices. This will also show battery levels of both devices.
* If you use double tap to pause function, you’ll have to set that up again.
We certainly recommend you to try this fix. If this does not work, try draining the battery of both the AirPods and the battery case. If even after doing that the problem persists, we strongly suggest to contact Apple Support.