Is your AirPods not charged at all?This is the real fix

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Apple AirPods are transforming the TWS (True Wireless Stereo) market, with AirPods itself being a multi-billion dollar industry. This shows how good AirPods are, but not all are loose. From time to time, AirPods will randomly stop charging for no apparent reason.

This can be due to several reasons, such as a charger or cable failure, or a buildup of dirt over time. However, solving the problem is very easy. If you are facing a similar issue, read on and fix it.

  1. Replace the charging brick and cable
  2. Charge your Airpods overnight
  3. Check if the charge LED indicator lights up
  4. Clean your AirPods and case
  5. Update AirPods firmware
  6. Reset and re-pair your AirPods from the factory
  7. Contact Apple Support

1. Replace the charging brick and cable

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The first step is to make sure that the lightning cable you use to charge your AirPods is working properly. Even if you’re using a wireless charger, make sure the power cable is working as intended. Use another device to see if it’s working properly, or use another charging cable to see if your AirPods are currently charging.

AirPods don’t come with a power adapter in the first place because the power adapter is no longer bundled with the iPhone. Therefore, if you’re using a third-party power adapter, try replacing it with a new one (preferably the original Apple accessory). However, before you buy a new charger, try a ready-to-use power adapter.

2. Charge your Airpods overnight

Although uncommon, you may not be able to turn on your AirPods because your AirPods have run out of battery for a long time. In such cases, if you leave your AirPods charged overnight, the AirPods will start to hold their charge and may work the next morning.

3. Check if the charging LED indicator lights up

When you connect and charge your AirPods, the LED indicator will light up. If this LED light does not turn on, it indicates that the charging case is damaged.

If your device is under warranty, take it to the Apple Store for repair or replacement. However, if it is not covered by the warranty, you will need to replace the charging case. You will need to contact Apple Support to replace it.

4. Clean the AirPods and the case

Dust and dirt that accumulates on the charging port over time may be the reason why your AirPods won’t charge. It’s also possible that the charging pins on your AirPods or charging case are covered with dust and aren’t in complete contact. This minimizes device charging.

For more information on cleaning your AirPods, read our guide on cleaning your AirPods and charging case.

5. Update the AirPods firmware

AirPods may have received a bug with the latest firmware update. Another firmware update that fixes all the bugs in the previous update will help resolve the issue.

For those who are wondering what a firmware update is, it’s a software update. There are no changes to the hardware, but firmware updates will add functionality.

AirPods firmware updates are less common. Every time Apple releases a firmware update for AirPods, they are automatically updated. However, if it doesn’t update automatically, check out the instructions on how to update your AirPods firmware.

6. Reset and re-pair your AirPods from the factory.

Software bugs are fairly common on modern smartphones and their accessories. As mentioned, a firmware update may fix this issue, but the only issue is that it’s less common.

The next logical step you can take is to reset your AirPods to factory default. Follow the steps below to reset and re-pair your AirPods.

  1. Press and hold button Approximately 15 seconds behind the AirPods case.

    Hold down the pairing button and connect the second AirPods to your iPhone

  2. If the light turns white, it means your AirPods have been factory reset.
  3. now, Open Cover the AirPods and place it next to your iPhone.
  4. Tap your IPhone to pair them.

    Repair your AirPods with your iPhone

Next, check if your AirPods are charged. If not, proceed to the next final fix.

If none of the above fixes work, your AirPods may have a hardware problem. In that case, you have no choice but to contact Apple Support.

Also, if you’re using first-generation AirPods, you need to understand that you’re at the end of your life cycle. Buying a new pair may be a wise decision than repairing an old pair. AirPods are the least repairable of any other smartphone accessory.

Please let us know if the above steps helped you solve the problem. Also, if the other methods work, please leave a comment. Useful for other readers facing the same issue. Do you have any other questions? Please share in the comments below.

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