What to do if AirPods won’t charge
The Apple wireless headset is almost dead, but does not want to be charged from the computer using the supplied cable, what should I do?
All original Apple headsets are of good build quality and long life. Headphones live for at least a year and a half with an average user activity. However, sometimes problems do occur with devices.
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Now let’s figure out what to do if the headset stops charging.
What to do if your AirPods case won’t charge
1. Try another charging cable. Sometimes the problem with charging smartphones, tablets or Apple accessories lies in the wear or breakage of the bundled cable.
Many users only use the original lanyard out of the box and it can fail quite quickly.
2. Use another charger. The latest iPhones don’t come with a power adapter, and the AirPods box never came with a charger.
So not all users manage to assemble a kit from the original or MFI cord and charger. Using third-party low-quality adapters can lead to a similar problem.
3. Use your AirPods case to wirelessly charge. All models of Apple wireless headsets, except for the very first generation, can be charged from compatible QI pads.
Your device may not accept cable charging, but it can charge wirelessly.
4. Try updating your AirPods firmware. Yes, Apple headsets also sometimes get software updates with bug fixes, and more recently, headphones can be updated even while connected to a Mac .
You don’t need to do anything special for this, just connect the headset to any of your devices (iPhone, iPad or Mac), place the headphones in the case and wait about 15 minutes.
5. Reset your headset to factory settings. If the previous recovery methods didn’t work, try resetting your AirPods and reconnecting them to your gadgets.
To reset, you need to hold down the physical button on the case and hold it for about 15 seconds . The status indicator will flash amber several times and turn white.
In case of recurring problems with charging, you should contact an authorized service center to diagnose the gadget. Or you can try to repair your AirPods yourself .