Airpods Case Not Charging: Here’s How To Fix It

If you’re one of those people that bought AirPods due to the promise of 30 hours of battery life with the charging case, then you’re with me. I bought AirPods for the same reason, and they served me well, till they didn’t.

Airpods case not charging: Here's how to fix it

My AirPods case had stopped charging after a long while of use, and the last thing I wanted was to get them checked. Obviously, repairing AirPods is quite expensive, and I’d rather try fixing it myself than splurging money on the repairs.

Hence, I did some research on how to fix the charging issue myself and put it here, so you won’t have to look anywhere else. Here’s how you can fix the issue of your AirPods case not charging.

How To Fix AirPods Case Not Charging?

Sometimes, the issue is actually pretty straightforward and only needs a simple fix. In such situations, try out these quick fixes before going to Apple Care and seeking professional help.

1. Try A Different Charger

Maybe the issue is not with your AirPods case but with the charging cable or pad instead. It is quite common for chargers, especially cables, to deteriorate with time and possibly stop working. So, in order to make sure that the issue does not lie with your charger itself, try a different cable or charging pad.


If the AirPods case is now charging, you will know that the issue was with your previous charger. In that case, you can buy a new AirPods charger.

2. Try a Different Charging Socket

It is possible that due to a short circuit or general power issue, your charging port in itself has stopped working. If this is the case, then the issue is neither with your AirPods nor with your charger.


Try plugging your charger into a different socket around the house, in order to double-check the source of the problem. If this is also not an issue, then it is most likely an internal problem with your AirPods.

3. Clean Your AirPods Case

If there is a bunch of external material in your case’s charging port, it will hinder the process of charging. This could include excessive amounts of dust or lint. If you keep your AirPods case in your pocket often, that could lead to a lot of lint accumulating within the charging port.


You could attempt to clean the port using a small pin or a clean toothbrush. Make sure that you do not apply too much pressure so as to not damage the charging port.

You could also try blowing air in the port in order to force out some of the debris from inside. Make sure not to use water to clean the port under any circumstances. Simple cleaning will do.

4. Reset The AirPods Case

If all else fails, it could be an internal software issue in your AirPods case. Resetting the case could help overcome this. We have the procedure to reset your AirPods case laid down below.

Find the setup button on the AirPods case’s rear and press it to reset it. When the light flashes amber and then white for 15 seconds, press and hold the button. You can try again to check if it’s charging now that the case has been reset to default.

But since your case might be entirely dead and out of battery, you can also try plugging it into the charger for a few minutes, opening the lid with both AirPods inside, and then trying to reset it once more to see if it fixes the problem.

5. Update the Firmware

If your AirPods case has not been updated in a long time, you could try updating the firmware. Usually, these updates take place automatically, but you can try manually doing so as well. Follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Connect your AirPods to the iPhone
  2. Head to iPhone Settings
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Tap on (i) next to your AirPods
  5. In the About section, check the firmware version

Compare your firmware version to the latest firmware version from the Apple website. If there is an available update, you can manually update your AirPods.

If you are having trouble figuring out how to update your AirPods manually, check out the YouTube video below to help you understand better.

Checkout other guides related to Airpods:

  1. Why are my AirPods Blinking Orange?
  2. Airpods so Quiet: Here’s How to Fix
  3. AirPods Keep Cutting Out: Fixed
  4. Airpods Connected But Sound Coming from the Phone [Fixed]


I have tried everything, but my AirPods case still won’t charge. What do I do?

If you have tried all the quick fixes we have mentioned above, chances are that your AirPods case has broken down due to some reason. In such a case, it would be advisable for you to take it to Apple Care and see if they can locate the issue. If the issue is non-repairable, you should consider getting a new case if your current AirPods are under warranty.

How do I know if my AirPods are charging correctly?

Open the case containing the AirPods and put them close to your paired device to see if they are charging properly. Your iPhone’s display will display the battery life of both your AirPods and their case. You’ll be able to tell if your AirPods and case are charging if a lightning bolt icon appears next to the battery icon. The device isn’t charging if the battery icon is gone.

What do I do if one of my AirPods isn’t charging?

If only one AirPod won’t charge, something might be interfering with its ability to connect to the charging case. Clean the case, paying special attention to the bottom where the non-charging AirPod should make contact, after carefully cleaning the end of the AirPod that isn’t charging. The AirPod holder can also be reset to see if it fixes the issue. To do this, press and hold the tiny button on the back of the box for about 15 seconds, or until the white LED light turns amber. Also, make sure you’re using Apple-branded chargers and try charging everything.

Summing Up

If your AirPods case is not charging, it can be quite scary, owing to how expensive AirPods are these days. However, it is usually a small issue that can be fixed by following a few simple steps. Making sure that the issue does not lie in external factors such as your charging cable or charging socket should be your first priority.

After that, you should be able to fix the issue if it lies within your AirPods case. If not, you should contact Apple Care and explore the option of buying a new case.

If you’re having trouble with your AirPods connecting to your device, you can check out this article to learn how to fix it! Why Do My AirPods Keep Disconnecting? How To Fix It?