How to View Airpods Charge on iPhone, Android, and Mac
AirPods have become an almost indispensable item for any iPhone user and even an object of desire for many Android users. And while features such as active noise cancellation in the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max models or autonomy of up to 24 hours of use make Apple headphones almost perfect. But there is a basic function that is relatively hidden in the menu of iOS and not to mention Android: how to see the charge of the AirPods. It’s not the end of the world, but it is annoying to leave the house confident that the battery of the headphones will give out towards the end of the day only to hear and see the notification that the battery is at 10 percent a few minutes later.
How to see the charge of the AirPods on iPhone
Seeing the charging of AirPods, AirPods Pro or AirPods Max on iPhone is quite simple. The easiest way to do this is through the battery widget on your iPhone. To view it, swipe left (swipe left) from your iPhone’s home screen. You’ll see several cards, including one that shows the charge on both your AirPods and the Smart Case.
Another way to check how much charge they have is by holding the charging case close to your iPhone with the AirPods inside. After a few seconds you will see a window on your iPhone that will show you both the AirPods and Smart Case charging.
Both methods are quite practical and simple, so now that you know, check the charge of your AirPods before leaving home so you don’t run out of your music.
How to see the charge of the AirPods on Android
AirPods are almost perfect wireless headphones, so even with competition like the Amazon Echo Buds or the Galaxy Buds, it’s not unreasonable to hear from Android users that they have them among their favorite accessories. Apple knows this and that is why it is possible to use AirPods on Android. However, as such there is no function to see the charge of the AirPods on Android integrated into the Google operating system, so to check how much battery you have left you will need to use an app. There are several options, so here we leave you the one that we consider most useful.
See the charge of AirPods on Android with the AirBattery app
AirBattery is an application that allows you to see the charge of the AirPods on your Android cell phone. The app is downloaded from the Google Play Store and allows you to view the charge of AirPods 1 and 2, as well as AirPods Pro and various Beats headphones.
The app works very simply. You just have to open it with your AirPods linked to your Android and you will see a window very similar to the one shown by the iPhone. The screen details the charge level of each earphone, as well as that of the Smart Case.
Some of the most useful features of the app is that it adds some extremely useful features, such as detecting that they are in your ear when you use Spotify. However, the developer clarifies that the displayed percentage of remaining battery has a margin of error of 10 percent, so it could well be that when you see 11 percent battery you actually only have 1 percent.
AirBattery is free to download from the Google PlayStore. The app is monetized with ads.
The complete list of headphones compatible with the app is as follows:
- AirPods 1
- AirPods 2
- AirPods Pro
- Powerbeats Pro
- Beas Solo 3
- Beats Sutio3
How to see the charge of the AirPods on Mac
In the age of remote work, it is not unreasonable that some users choose to use their AirPods linked to a Mac computer.
Checking the battery charge level of the AirPods is quite simple, since the check is done from the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar of the Mac. Click on it and select your AirPods. You will see a window showing the charge of each AirPod.