How to Connect AirPods When Case is Dead – 4 ways to Follow
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If you’re like me, you use your AirPods all the time, whether you’re at home or on the go. Unfortunately, Apple’s AirPods charging case has a bad habit of running out of juice just when you need it most.
That can be a real headache when you want to swap in a pair of freshly-charged buds to continue listening to that amazing new podcast episode without interruption. Luckily, there are a number of ways to get around this problem! Here are my four favorite hacks for connecting dead AirPods:
Four ways to connect dead AirPods
Connect dead AirPods with your charging cable
Connect dead AirPods with a wireless charger
Connect dead AirPods with a portable battery
Connect dead AirPods by carrying a spare case
Use your charging cable.
If your case is dead, you can connect it to your iPhone with a charging cable. This is the simplest and most reliable way to get power back into your AirPods case. To do so, simply:
Plug one end of the charging cable into an AC outlet or USB port on your computer or another power source
Connect the other end of the charging cable to either Lightning port on an iPhone 8, XS Max/XR/X/8 Plus/7 Plus/6s Plus/6s; iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018), 11-inch (2019), 10.5-inch (2019); iPad Air 2; iPad mini 4; MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Display (2015) 15th Anniversary Edition model A1706 only; Mac mini (2018); iMac 21” Retina 5K Display (Late 2018) – A1942 only; or Apple Watch Series 4 – AW487LLA
Use a wireless charger.
The wireless charger is an option for those with newer phones, whether that’s an iPhone, Android phone or even a Samsung.
Make sure you have the appropriate charging dock for your device. If you don’t already have one, there are plenty of options available on Amazon and other online retailers.
Use a portable battery.
You can also charge your AirPods case with a portable battery. These are batteries that you can carry in your pocket, and they’re typically charged by plugging them into a USB port or wall outlet. You can also find those with car chargers built-in.
Because these batteries are meant to be easily carried around, they don’t have much capacity or power output compared to other options on this list—they won’t fully recharge an AirPods case in one go, but it should give you enough juice for a few hours of listening time if needed.
Carry a spare case with you.
If you’re always on the go, it’s a good idea to carry a spare case. It’s also worth keeping one in your car or another large bag, just in case.
If you don’t have a spare case, but do have your charging cable, there are two ways that will help you get those buds working again: You can use the USB adapter on the cable and plug it into an outlet or computer to charge both AirPods at once; or—if you’ve got something else with a USB port (like another Lightning cable) then that would work too! One thing to keep in mind is that this method won’t let your AirPods charge while they’re still inside their cases (which makes sense because they need power from inside each pod).
So there you have it: four different ways to connect your AirPods when the case is dead. We hope that one of these methods will work for you, but if none of them do and you’re still having issues with your AirPods, please visit https://support.apple.com/ for more information about how to troubleshoot any problems that remain unsolved after reading this blog post.