Charge AirPods (all generations) or AirPods Pro (all generations)
Charge AirPods or AirPods Pro
Put your AirPods in their case.
Close the lid.
AirPods shut down and charge whenever they’re in the case with the lid closed.
AirPods (1st and 2nd generation)
AirPods (3rd generation)
AirPods Pro (1st generation)
AirPods Pro (2nd generation)
Charge the AirPods or AirPods Pro case
To charge the AirPods or AirPods Pro case, do one of the following:
Charge with a cable: Connect the case to a power outlet using a Lightning to USB Cable and a compatible power adapter.
If the case for your AirPods Pro (2nd generation) has a USB-C connector, connect the case to a power outlet using a USB-C cable and a compatible power adapter.
Wireless charging case: For AirPods (2nd generation) or AirPods (3rd generation) with a wireless charging case, or AirPods Pro (all generations), place the case with the status light facing up on the center of a MagSafe wireless charger or a Qi-certified charger.
If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you can also place the case with the status light facing up on the center of an Apple Watch wireless charger.
When the case is aligned properly with the charger, the status light turns on for several seconds, then turns off while the case continues to charge. By default, the charging case for AirPods Pro (2nd generation) also plays a sound, but you can turn it off. See Turn off charging case sounds on AirPods Pro (2nd generation).
Check the charge status
If your AirPods are in the case and the lid is open, the light on the case shows the charge status of your AirPods. When your AirPods aren’t in the case, the light shows the status of your case.
Green means fully charged and amber means less than one full charge remains. If no light appears, you may need to charge your AirPods before you can use them again.
You can also check the battery percentage of your AirPods on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
iPhone or iPad: Open the case lid with your AirPods inside and hold the case close to your device. Wait a few seconds to see the charge status of your AirPods.
See the Apple Support article Charge your AirPods and learn about battery life.
Tip: On your iPhone or iPad, you can also add a widget to your Lock Screen, Home Screen, or Today View to quickly check the battery level of your devices, including your AirPods. To learn more, see the iPhone User Guide or the iPad User Guide.