If your AirPods won’t charge

If you can't charge your AirPods, find out what to do.

Check your connections

If you have AirPods or AirPods Pro, make sure the Lightning to USB cable is firmly plugged into the charging case and USB power adapter. Then make sure the power adapter is correctly plugged into a power socket.

If you're using a Qi-compatible charger with your AirPods or AirPods Pro, make sure the cable is firmly plugged into the charger and the other end is correctly plugged into a power socket.

If you have AirPods Max, make sure the USB-C to Lightning cable is firmly plugged into the USB power adapter. Then make sure the power adapter is correctly plugged into a power socket. 

 

Charge your AirPods

If you have AirPods or AirPods Pro, place your AirPods in the charging case and close the lid. Charge your AirPods and case for at least 15 minutes using the cable that came with your AirPods.

If you have AirPods Max, charge them for at least 5 minutes using the cable that came with them. When you're not using your AirPods Max, keep them in the Smart Case to put them into an ultra-low power mode to preserve battery charge.

If you have the Wireless Charging Case for your AirPods or AirPods Pro and you're using a Qi-compatible charger, place the case with the status light facing up. The status light should turn on for several seconds, then turn off while continuing to charge. If the light doesn't turn on, reposition the case. If your case still isn't charging, try charging with the cable that came with your case.

AirPods and charging cases

Check the charge status

If you have AirPods or AirPods Pro, open the case lid with your AirPods inside and hold your case close to your iOS device. If you have AirPods Max, open the Smart Case and hold your case close to your iOS device. You should see a charging icon next to the battery icon under your AirPods.

If you still can’t charge your AirPods, contact Apple Support.

AirPods Max charge status

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