AirPod Case not Charging – Updated 2021
According to some online communities such as Reddit and more, for few months the problem threads have been talking about some kind of bug in new Apple’s AirPods case causing charging issues. There are chances this could lead to premature battery drainage, though the number of people effected with this is still not known.
But truly speaking this issue has effected a handsome amount of users and that is why the problem has risen with a bit of controversy.
This is still not known whether the problem is due to a technical glitch, showing wrong battery percentage or the battery is actually draining faster than it should.
After a full charge, and the users witnessing 30-50% drainage is just not tolerable by any.
Basically you need to diagnose the real problem and then fix it properly.
Learn more to solve the problem.
My Air Pods Case not charging, why?
The commonest underlying reason due to which the AirPod case is not charging is primarily due to a software issue.
There are chances of the presence of a bug in the OS – operating system which could be the cause of failure leading to the case not being charged.
Not Charging – Reset your Air Pods Case
First and foremost thing is to reset your Air Pods.
For troubleshooting of your Air Pods case you need to reset them and this is great step indeed as you do not have much steps to complete the problem.
By resetting your Air Pods case you will be in a position to clear the operating system completely thereby fixing the charging process.
Resetting the Air Pods Case: Tips & Tricks
- You need to press and hold the setup button placed on the back of your case.
- When the status light flashes amber, let go of the button. Later it will flash white.
- Check for the battery case if it is charging now.
In case this doesn’t work then go to the next step.
Essential to Clean the Cases Charging Port
Now, this becomes very important to clean your Air Pods charging port.
Do you know? Charging ports attract a lot of dirt or get the lint in, actually when you make your Air Pods case sit in your jean’s pockets. As at the bottom of pockets lint resides.
Ensure that you do not use anything wet or of metal as this could be the reason of a short circuit which may lead to your Air Pod damage.
Easy cleaning steps:
- Take a steady toothpick or a brush.
- Scrape the dirt out.
- Now connect, your lighting cable to see if it is charging.
If your problem is not solved then you should try the next step:
Do not use a Different Cable
In this particular step I would urge you to change the cable which you are using to charge the case.
Assure that the cable you are using for your Air Pods is MFi- certified (“Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad”), as absence of this may be the reason of the problem.
By any means if you are using a fake cable then there will be connectivity issues over the MFi certified cables.
With the switch lightning cable, you can examine whether your lighting case is charging or not.
The punch line is, do not use off-brand cables.
Still things do not work…..skip to the last step:
Do not use an Extension
In place of using an extension cord for charging your lighting cable, try to switch to a wall socket instead.
‘No brainer’ if there is any issue with your extension cord, then stop charging your case immediately.
After plugging it into the wall socket, this will start to charge automatically.
Check your Connections
Ensure that the USB cable is securely plugged into the USB power adapter and charging case. Ensure that the
Power adapter is properly plugged-in a power outlet.
If still you are facing any AirPods case charging issues, then contact APPLE SUPPORT.