Category : Apple

What Do The Lights on Airpods Mean?

Published : November 29, 2022

Are you using  a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro? Do you want to know what the lights mean? If you’re not familiar with Apple’s popular AirPods, you might not know what the lights on the charging case mean.

The AirPods have some pretty cool features, like the lights on the earpiece! The AirPods and AirPods Pro both come in a sleek carrying case. It can charge the earbuds up to 4 times, for a total of 24 hours of battery life!

The AirPods case is so cool! It has this LED light that displays different colors to indicate the status of your AirPods.

In this article, we’ll be talking about the possible reasons on AirPods and AirPods Pro when the LED on the case lights-up in Amber, Green, or White colors!

What Do AirPods Status Lights Indicate?

Depending on whether the AirPods are in their case or not, the LED lights indicate a variety of different things. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all the different ways you can use them!

  • Flashing white light:  This happens as soon as you press the pairing button on the back of your AirPods or AirPods Pro charging case!. The AirPods are indicating that they’re in pairing mode and ready to connect to a new device!
  • Green Light:if your AirPods are charging and the LED light is green, it means both of your AirPods and the Case are fully charged! You will see the same light when the airpods are out.
  •  Amber light when AirPods are inserted: A green LED light on the AirPods case will turn to amber if the battery is low and charging is in progress.
  • Amber light when case is empty:Your charging case is almost out of juice – time to give it a quick charge!
  • Amber light when connected to power source:Your AirPods case is being actively charged!
  • Green light when connected to power sourceIt means your AirPods case is fully charged and you can disconnect it from the power source! Time to get moving!
  • Flashing amber light: you got the dreaded pairing light! But don’t worry, it’s easy to fix. Just reset your case and you’ll be good to go.


AirPods Lights with Wireless Charging

Are you using a wireless charging case for AirPods? If this is the case, when you place the case on a wireless charging pad, the LED light on the case will light-up for 8 seconds. To indicate that charging has begun, after which the LED stays off. 

You might have to tap the case or remove the dongle from the base to enable light to return to the LED. Don’t forget that if you run into problems with wireless AirPods, you can always reset them and set them up once again too.




How long do AirPods last?

Your AirPods can provide up to 5 hours of listening time or 3 hours of talk time on a single charge. If you charge up your AirPods for just 15 minutes in their case, that gives you 3 hours of listening time17 or 2 hours of talk time!


What does orange light on AirPods Pro mean?

To make sure your AirPods are charging, the status LED on the case will turn orange as soon as you connect it to a power source!

The AirPods are charging! The solid orange light means they’re getting power and you’re good to go!


How to charge your AirPods?

You can charge your MagSafe Charging Case or Wireless Charging Case with a Qi-certified charging mat. Be sure to place your MagSafe case directly on the charger with the status light facing up and with the lid closed. 

The status light should remain lit for 8 seconds. If you have AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation), you can briefly tap your charger when it’s on it to see a screen showing your current charge level.


How to know if AirPods are charging on Android

Place your AirPods into the AirPod charging case, then open the charging case itself, which is your AirPods’ carrying case. Launch the AirPod battery monitoring app on your smartphone, open the charging case, and the battery levels on your Android phone will display.


How do you know if your AirPods are charging

Unzip your AirPods case, onto your AirPods, leaving your AirPods inside, then hold the case that is near your unlocked iPhone. The small black-lightning bolt next to the battery icon in your iPhone’s status bar displays the charging levels of both your AirPods and their charging case.


Is it okay to keep AirPods charging overnight?

Your AirPod case will only disable charging once the battery is full. It’s safe to leave the case plugged in by an AC outlet or USB charger on the Qi lightning bolt indefinitely. There won’t be overcharging or unwanted outcomes.


How can you answer a call on AirPods?

Double-tap either of your AirPods to note. You can answer or decline a call using your voice no matter where you set Siri. Answer a second phone call (iPhone) to put the first call on hold and answer the new one, double-tap either of your AirPods.


Final Words:

In conclusion, the lights on Airpods can mean a variety of different things depending on the situation. Some of the meanings are obvious, such as when the Airpods are charging, but other meanings can be less clear. 

It’s essential to concern of what each light means so that you can use Airpods to their fullest potential. If you’re ever unsure of what light means on your Airpods, be sure to check online for a guide.