Can You Charge Airpods Pro With iPhone Charger?


There’s nothing worse than losing or damaging your charger for any device, especially if that device is the Airpods Pro. So, will you be able to use your iPhone charger to charge your Airpods?

Yes, since all lightning connector devices feature power management circuitry, they will only charge based on a device’s maximum wattage needs; this is 5W in the case of the Airpods. So even when using a faster-charging cable, the charging speed will not increase.

Let’s take a look at what happens when you charge your Airpods Pro with your iPhone charger, as well as a few other things you may not have known about charging your Airpods. Let’s dive in!

Charging Airpods With iPhone Charger

USB-C type connectors are equipped with power management circuitry, which will only charge based on their maximum needs. In the case of the Airpods, this is 5W, so even when using an iPhone charger which generally charges at a faster wattage, the Airpods will still only be charged at 5W. This ensures your Airpods case won’t exceed its power requirements, ensuring that your Airpods battery health is not impacted negatively. Thus, using an Apple charger to charge your AirPods is exactly the same as using your Airpods charger.

How Long Does it Take To Charge Airpods Pro?

Apple has purposefully designed the Airpods to reduce the charging speed once your Airpods is 80% charge. This is to preserve the life span of your Airpods batteries. So, charging from 0 to 80% can be fairly quick. Apple claims that 15 minutes of charge grants you 5 hours listening time & 3 hours of talk time. Charging from 80% to 100% will take double the time from 0 to 70% in order to reduce your battery from degrading rapidly.

Can Airpods Pro Charge Wirelessly?

The Airpods pro can, in fact, charge wirelessly on similar charging pads that are suitable for all Apple devices such as the iPhone or iPad. All you would need to do to charge your case wirelessly is to place your device on the charging pad, ensure that the light indicator is facing up when charging. The light indicator will let you know when it’s charging by lighting up. The light will not stay on for the duration of the charging process, but you will be able to check on your charging status by simply tapping your case. An amber light indicates that the battery requires additional charge, whereas a green light indicates that your case is fully charged.

How Long Does it Take to Wirelessly Charge AirPods Pro?

Wireless chargers generally take longer to charge your device than wired chargers. This is because a wireless charger is less power efficient & reduces the power output to manage your device from overheating. So on average wireless charger will take 20%-30%longerr than a wired charger to charge your device.

Can You Charge Airpods Pro With Different Case?

Yes, Airpods are capable of being charged in a different case. To do so, place your Airpods in the new case, open the lid, then press & hold the setup button placed on the back of the charging case. Once the status light flashes white, open the case with your Airpods placed inside & hold it beside your phone. A setup animation will appear, select connect, and you’re done.

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How To Know If Airpods Are Charging?

You will be able to check the charge status of your Airpods by simply opening the lid and looking at the light indicators. Amber indicates that the Airpods are still not fully charged. A green light indicates that the Airpods are fully charged.

Is there a way to charge AirPods without the case?

As of yet, there is no way to charge your Airpods without the case. However, a few chargers are currently in beta, such as the Podscharger, which will be able to charge your Airpods without the case by simply connecting your AirPods through the wired cable, allowing you to use your Airpods while charging. However, as of yet, there is no way of telling the effectiveness of the charger.

Here is a quick demo:

Can I charge my AirPods Pro with a 20W charger?

Yes, you will be able to charge your Airpods with a 20w charger since the AirPods will only draw the power it requires in order to power itself. Thus, ensuring that your battery health isn’t negatively impacted.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it; thanks to lighting connectors power management circuitry, you will be able to charge your Airpods with your iPhone charger without experiencing any issues. Additionally, using a charger that is equipped with a higher power output will not charge your Airpods any faster. It will only charge based on its maximum power output, which is 5W. Because of this, you won’t need to worry about putting your Airpods battery at risk of damage from a higher-powered charger.

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