Airpod Case Not Charging? 6 Best Ways To Fix It

Hello, everyone! A few days back, I had an interesting run-in with technology. As a Windows enthusiast, I often find myself juggling multiple devices and systems. One evening, while settling down to enjoy my favourite playlist on my AirPods, I discovered my AirPod case was not charging. Frustrating, isn’t it?

With a hefty sigh, I put my thinking cap on and dived into the world of troubleshooting. Today, I’m sharing the top six solutions I personally tested, which could help you breathe new life into your stubborn AirPod case.

1. Inspect Your Charging Cable and Power Source

First things first. I began by inspecting my lightning cable and power source. Remember, even the best of us can overlook the simplest things! Sometimes, it could be a faulty cable or power adapter at play. I swapped out my usual cable for a different one and used another power source. Voila, in many cases, this simple swap could get the juice flowing again. Here’s a detailed guide from Apple on how to check your charging cable and power adapter.

Inspect Your Charging Cable and Power Source


2. Clean Your AirPod Case Charging Port

Next up, I decided to give my AirPod case a good clean. Dust, debris, or lint can play havoc with your charging port. I used a soft-bristled brush (a toothbrush can work too, but don’t tell anyone I recommended it!) to gently brush away any debris. Here is a fantastic article from Business Insider on how to meticulously clean your AirPod case.

Clean Your AirPod Case Charging Port

3. Reset Your AirPods

When hardware checks out, the issue could lie in software. I decided to reset my AirPods. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light flashed amber, then white. This has worked for me in the past with connectivity issues, and it just might work for your charging problem too. Check out Apple’s Official Reset guide for a step-by-step walkthrough.

Reset Your AirPods

4. Update Your AirPods Firmware

Keeping my gadgets up-to-date is something I swear by. So, naturally, I checked if a firmware update was pending for my AirPods. I simply connected my AirPods to my iPhone, went to Settings > General > About > AirPods, and checked the firmware version. Apple occasionally releases firmware updates that can resolve common bugs, so this was worth a shot! This guide from MacRumors is an excellent resource for updating your AirPods firmware.

Update Your AirPods Firmware

5. Drain Your AirPods and Charge Again

One trick that I find fascinating and slightly counterintuitive is to completely drain the battery of your AirPods and then try charging again. Sometimes, power cycles can recalibrate battery levels and potentially resolve your charging woes. Worth a shot, isn’t it?

Drain Your AirPods and Charge Again

6. Contact Apple Support

Finally, if none of the above methods seem to work, don’t fret! It’s time to get in touch with the professionals at Apple. It could be a hardware issue that needs a more technical touch. My experiences with Apple Support have always been pretty smooth and their service is top-notch.

In the end, my AirPod case issue was resolved by simply cleaning the charging port – talk about a sigh of relief! Remember, technology can be as unpredictable as it is wonderful. So, the next time your AirPod case refuses to charge, take a deep breath, roll up your sleeves, and get down to troubleshooting. Chances are, you’ll find your solution in one of these steps, just like I did!

Contact Apple Support

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Benjamin Johnson

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