How to fix if airpod case is not charging

The charging issues in the AirPods cases are pretty common. Someday you plug in your AirPods case charging, and BAM! It’s not charging. Then you go on trying it twice or thrice but still nope, nothing.

Since these AirPods cases are pretty small and seem technical because you don’t want to damage them, the reasons behind these issues are most of the time fairly basic and the solution relatively easy.

Therefore don’t lose hope of your $160 already because AirPods case charging issues can be resolved by you. Whatever it is, we have covered all the basic concerns and their respective solution here, so go through the list and thank us later.

How to Fix AirPods Case Not Charging Issue?

1. Clear off the lint from the charging slot

We generally carry our cases around in our pockets or bags. The tiny cloth strands or lint present in the bottom of pockets get accumulated in the case’s charging slot or around the mechanism and create a blockade for the USB connector.

Check your airpods case for any dirt


You can easily remove the particles using a soft-bristled toothbrush or any brush. Just do not use any metal object to clean the slot.

2. Use a soft cloth for removing any dust

Even if you see no lint or cloth strands in your AirPods case charging slot,  still there are chances of micro dirt particles present.

Use a cloth to remove the dust

So clean the charging slot carefully with a soft linen cloth or a microfiber cloth or a Q-tip, but do not use any wet cloth for cleaning. Make sure you don’t end up damaging the charging slot.

3. Reset your AirPods case

Another basic issue can be regarding some minor bug in the software that may cause a continuous error. Now you have to reset your AirPods case.

In case you do not know how to reset the AirPods case, it’s easy- just press and hold the setup button present at the back of the case for fifteen seconds till the light inside the case turns from green to white blinking to red.

Reset your airpods case


When you see the red light, that’s when you know that the reset is done. This is a troubleshooting step and will clear the operating system bug and hopefully connect to the charging again.

4. Try from another cable

The cable you are using might be disrupted or damaged and might be stopping the current to pass. Just check the cable by flashing a light on both ends and see if there is any breakage in the cable.

Even if your cable seems perfectly fine from the outside, still try another cable because the cable might be damaged from the inside too.

5. Charge from an MFi-certified cable only

If you are using some fake or copied cable, then switch to the original apple cable.  Fake cables are predominantly responsible for ruining the battery life and charging slots of the devices.

Charge from an mfi approved cable


It would be best if you always preferred MFi(Made For iPhone/iPad/other Apple products) certified cables for all your Apple devices. Apple gives free lightning cable with AirPods, or you can buy an MFi-certified cable from amazon too.

6. If you have plugged in via an extension

If you have plugged the charger through some extension cord, maybe the extension cord will be blamed here.  I prefer charging through a wall socket.

Extensions are good but only for temporary use, and that is solely if they are of good, certified, and reliable quality. Wall sockets ensure the right supply of charge to the charger.

7. Try another wall socket too

Supposedly, if you are already charging via a wall socket, then do try from some other wall socket too in the house. The former socket might have faced a short circuit or anything of that sort.

8. Drain the battery to 0% and then plug in the charger

What happens is that sometimes the battery gets stuck at a certain percentage level, and draining it completely to 0 can resolve the said issue. A good trick that works quite fair times is to drain your case’s battery to 0%  and then try charging it again. You can keep an eye on the battery level of your AirPods case through your iPhone.

9. Try some other adapter

Sometimes the adapter you are using might not function properly and restrict the power supply to the cable. This may be because of a short circuit in the adaptor or damage in some internal wiring.

Plugging in from some other adopter may charge the AirPods case smoothly again. Again, I prefer Apple adapters for your device.

Although this is a very common loophole to mention, it sometimes just completely skips our minds when trying infinite ways to fix the charging issue.

10. In case it’s not touching 100 after sufficient hours too

In case your AirPods case is not touching the 100 marks even if it charging for 3-4 hours, it is most likely to be a software issue, and you need to contact apple support regarding the same.

Many other accessories have faced this issue from time to time, and every time, Apple comes up with an update to resolve it. The situation here might be on the same topic too, so it is better to go the official way.

11. Try putting the charger in and out 5-6 times

You can also try putting the charging cable in and out of the slot of the AirPods case or the cable from the adapter 4-5 times, and luckily, it may function again, and you never know, right?

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my AirPods case not charging?

Make sure the lightning cable is connected properly to your AirPods case and USB power adapter. After that, make sure that the power adapter is connected properly to the power outlet; after doing that, your AirPods case will start charging.

How do I know if my AirPods case is charging?

Start your iPhone and then open the lid of your AirPods case. Hold the case close to your iPhone and wait for some time; you will see your AirPods case’s charging status on your iPhone.

How long do AirPods last before they die?

According to Apple, AirPods can last around five hours if you’re using it for music, and for talking, they can last upto 2 hours. The charging case can last upto 24 hours and 11 hours of talk time.

Is it bad to leave the AirPods case charging overnight?

No, it is not bad to leave the AirPods case charging overnight. Once it reaches 100%, it automatically minimizes the charging cycles and preserves battery life.

Is it okay to charge the Airpod case without AirPods inside?

You can charge your AirPods case with or without the AirPods inside the case.


These are some basic techniques to resolve your AirPods case charging issue and be easily tried at home. Therefore try them first before wasting money on buying a new case or contacting any technician.

Sometimes, the problem present in the AirPods case can be technical and may require some professional support.

Therefore if the above-mentioned tips do not turn out of any help, then contact Apple support for the proper fixing of any underlying issue that might be hurdling the charging or proper charging of your AirPods case.