1. narcosis109's Avatar
    Is anyone seeing a difference in battery life depending on what you're using your AirPods for?

    When I listen to music, I seem to be getting the expected battery life.

    However, when I'm on a phone call, I'm seeing a 40% drop each hour - e.g. 60% battery life remaining after a 1 hours call, 20% battery life remaining after a 2 hour call.

    Could the battery life be dependent on the use?
    03-07-2017 09:55 AM
  2. OZsMac's Avatar
    No I've not seen this, but haven't looked that closely as I typically return the AirPods to the case frequently and out of habit now. I also normally use one pod at a time for calls.
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    03-07-2017 01:07 PM
  3. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    they are dependent on usage. You get much less time when on a call. The microphones are not being used when listening it audio, unless you use the Siri double tap.
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    03-07-2017 01:12 PM
  4. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I get similar usage here.
    03-07-2017 09:31 PM
  5. Superspick93's Avatar
    I thought it was estimated on Apple's own website that you get 5 hour listening time on music and podcast and 2 on Phone Calls. In my testings that seems to be accurate
    03-08-2017 02:13 AM
  6. narcosis109's Avatar
    I thought it was estimated on Apple's own website that you get 5 hour listening time on music and podcast and 2 on Phone Calls. In my testings that seems to be accurate

    Superspick93 is correct - as per the Apple specs:

    "AirPods (single charge): Up to 5 hours listening time,(2) Up to 2 hours talk time(5)"

    Thanks for doing the research to clear it up. I should have just done that in the first place.
    Superspick93 likes this.
    03-08-2017 09:10 AM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    they are dependent on usage. You get much less time when on a call. The microphones are not being used when listening it audio, unless you use the Siri double tap.
    This.

    I used mine a lot on Tuesday for phone calls and they went down fairly quickly, with the right going faster than the left. Heard an alert sound in the AirPods that let me know it was at 10%.
    03-22-2017 07:27 PM

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