Why are my AirPods dying so fast?
The lithium-ion batteries that power AirPods are everywhere. They charge faster, last longer, and pack more power into a small space than other types of batteries do. But they die faster, too, often after just a few years, because every time you charge them, they degrade a little.
Do AirPods drain battery when not in use?
AirPods lose battery when you are not wearing them because they are “listening” for a connection. The assumption Apple has built-in to the AirPods is that if you take them out and don’t put them back in the case, you are going to be putting them back in soon.
How many years do AirPods last?
AirPods contain rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that at best are expected to have a life span of about two years.