Apple says a pair of AirPods should last around five hours if you’re playing music, or around two hours of talk time, before needing to be recharged.
The charging case should be good for around 24 hours, or 11 hours of talk time.
If you’re seeing times significantly lower than this, your AirPods may be faulty.
Do AirPods ever break?
And no, it’s not that Apple just makes them extremely difficult to repair. Rather, AirPods aren’t designed to be repaired, period—if they break or the battery degrades to an unusable state, you’ll be throwing them out and buying a new pair. Sorry. Just have a look at iFixit’s teardown of a pair of AirPods.
Do AirPods last forever?
Don’t expect your AirPods to last forever. The tiny batteries buried in AirPods start to wear out in a few years. Those who bought AirPods soon after the late-2016 launch are reporting decreasing battery lives. In some cases, the original five hours on a single charge dropped to half that.
How many years will AirPods pro last?
Over-ears are a much better investment than any wireless buds thanks to battery life that lasts 20, 30, or even 40 hours per charge.