How to check the AirPods battery on any device?

Knowing the status of the AirPods battery will help us avoid any surprises when we want to go to use them and they are out of battery. In addition, we are also going to learn how to identify when the AirPods are charging and what the different charging indicators are.

How do I know when my AirPods are charging?

The first step to making sure your headphones always have a charge is to check if they are charging correctly. Below we are going to detail how you can identify if your AirPods are receiving a charge properly. To do this, you must look at the status indicator light on the charging case, which can show different colors such as green, white or amber, depending on the charging status of your AirPods. It is important to understand the meaning of each color. The location of this light may vary depending on the model of your AirPods, so check both inside the case, between the earbuds, and on the front of the case.

Once you have located the indicator light on the charging case, the next step is to know what each color represents. Here's a quick guide to what each light means, with the AirPods inside the case and the lid open:

  • Orange light: Your headphones are charging inside the case.
  • Green light: both the case and AirPods are fully charged.
  • Green light flashing: indicates a problem with the detection of one of the headphones.
  • Orange light flashing: something is not working right, usually related to pairing or connection issues, which can be fixed by resetting your AirPods.

When AirPods are not in the case:

  • Orange light: the case is charging.
  • Green light: the case is fully charged.

Besides, the White light indicates that the AirPods are being paired with another device, which may be the iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to see the battery status of AirPods?

Now, let's see how it is possible to check the charge of the AirPods easily and quickly. For iPhone or iPad users, simply open the lid of your AirPods case near your device to display a notice on the screen with the battery level of both the headphones and the case. For users of Mac, click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar. There you will find your AirPods if they are connected, and you will be able to see the battery level of the headphones and the case.


Another interesting alternative to be able to see the battery of your AirPods is through the battery widget that is available on both the iPhone, iPad and Mac. This option is ideal if you want to have control of the status of the battery at all times. battery of your AirPods, whether you are using whatever Apple device. Add the battery widget It is very simple, to do this you will have to follow the steps that you usually do when you want to add any other widget to the home screen of your devices. Choose the size and place on the screen where you want to place it and place the widget there.