Can Airpods Be Charged in Another Case?


Airpods rely on the case for most of its functionality, such as pairing your device as well as charging your case. Because of this, many users fear losing or damaging their case. This brings us to the question can Airpods be charged with another case?

Yes, Airpods can be charged with a different case. All you would need to do is place your Airpods in the new case, open the lid, and press & hold the setup button placed on the back of the charging case. Once the status light flashes white, go to your home screen on your phone, open the case with your Airpods placed inside. A setup animation will appear, select connect, and your Airpods are now ready to be charged.

Let’s take a look at how you can charge your Airpods with a different case, as well as a few other handy tips on how to charge your Airpods effectively. Let’s dive in!

Connecting Your Airpods To a Different Case

Apple has made it possible to connect your Airpods to any charging case & the setup process is incredibly simple.

  1. Place both Airpods in the new case
  2. open the lid and wait for the status lights to flash amber
  3. press & hold the setup button on the back of the case for a few seconds
  4. Once the status light flashes open your case in front of your phone
  5. A setup animation will appear select Connect > Done

And that’s it! You will now be able to connect & charge your Airpods to any case that easily.

There are several benefits to being able to connect your Airpods to different cases. First of all, if you have lost or damaged your Airpods charging case, then this will allow you to get a replacement charging case for your existing AirPods & have it set up quickly & easily. Secondly, it allows you to charge your Airpods with your friends or family’s charging case if you forgot your charging case or if it’s out of charge. Additionally, you will be able to purchase several charging cases allowing you to always keep your Airpods topped off when out and about.

Can You Charge Your Airpods With a Non-Apple Charging case?

Several Non-Apple charging cases in the market do, in fact, work; however, these charging cases vary in the amount of power they provide. Some are designed with a faster wattage than the original Airpods case, whereas others are slower. Because of this, there is a possibility that it can have an impact on your battery’s overall life span. This is why it’s best to just stick with Apple-certified cases.

Can You Charge Airpods Without a Case?

No, unfortunately, as of yet, there is no way you can charge your AirPods on their own without the case. However, there is a solution on the works known as the  Podcharger, which is currently in beta. There is no way to say how effective the Podscharge is going to be as an alternative to the charging case; we will just need to wait until it’s officially released.

Here’s a quick demo:

How Do You Know if Your AirPods Case is Charging?

You will be able to tell if your Airpods are charging by looking at the light indicator when opening the Airpods case lid. An amber light indicates that your Airpods still require additional charge, whereas a greens status light indicates your Airpods are fully charged.

Can You Charge AirPods With iPhone Charger?

Yes, since all lighting connector devices feature power management circuitry, it only provides power equivalent to the device’s maximum needs. So since the Airpods case has a max of 5W, the charger will not allow more than what the device can handle in this case, 5W.

Can You Leave Your AirPods To Charge Overnight?

Since Airpods use lithium-Ion batteries, there are no issues with leaving your Airpods to charge overnight. This is because lithium-ion batteries immediately stop charging once your device is at 100%. Additionally, lithium-Ion batteries work on charge cycles; they have a limited number of charge cycles until they need to be replaced. Every time your battery goes below 20% charge, that is one charge cycle used. Lithium batteries, on average, have 300-500 charge cycles until the battery starts to degrade. So keeping your Airpods charged constantly will, in fact, prolong your battery’s overall health by reducing the number of charge cycles used.

Related Questions:

1. Can You Connect AirPods When the Case is Dead?

No, you will need the case in order to connect your Airpods to your device. If your device has already been paired previously, it might still maintain a connection without the need to re-connecting it. However, it may lose its connection and will need to be paired through the use of the case.

2. Can Airpods be used on a plane?

Yes, you will be able to use your Airpods on a plane. However, all Airlines require passengers to have Airplane mode on at all times. By default, Airplane mode turns off Bluetooth; simply turn it back on, and you’re good to go. Additionally, Airlines informs passengers not to turn on Bluetooth devices during take-off and before landing, so as long as you connect your Airpods to your device after takeoff you’re good to go.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it, the Airpods can connect to any case quite easily. All you would need to do is simply pair your Airpods to the new case, and you will be able to start charging your Airpods as well as pair your Airpods to your device.

Recent Posts