If you have purchased a new pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro, you may be wondering what the light on the case is trying to tell you. The light is very useful for quickly seeing the charge and pairing status of your AirPods.
Where can I find the AirPods status light?
Depending on your AirPods model, the status light may be inside or outside your case. If you use first or second generation AirPods, you will find the status light inside the case, between the two earbuds. Just open the bag to see the status.
If you are using AirPods Pro or AirPods with a wireless charging case, the status light is on the front of the case, just below the cover. The light comes on for eight seconds when you put it on a wireless charger.
You can also find the battery status of your AirPods with your iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac.
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What does the AirPods status light mean?
AirPods have a single light, but it can change color and it flashes – it can be difficult to decode the meaning. Here’s what the status light means:
- White light (flashing): This means that your AirPods are in pairing mode. This happens when you hold down the pairing button on the back of the AirPods case.
- Yellow light (with AirPods in the case): Ambre is the color of charge. This means that your AirPods are not fully charged and that the case has now started to charge.
- Yellow light (without AirPods in the case): This means that your AirPods case is not fully charged and that there is less than one full charge left in the case. This is when you should charge your AirPods case.
- Yellow light (with power source): This means that your AirPods are charging.
- Green light (with AirPods in case): A green light means your battery is fully charged. If your AirPods are inside the case and you see a green light, it means that both the AirPods and the case are fully charged.
- Green light (without AirPods in the case): If you see a green light in the case without AirPods, it means that the case itself is fully charged.
- Green light (with power source): This means that your AirPods case is fully charged and you can remove the charger.
- Flashing yellow light: A flashing light generally means that something has gone wrong. In this case, a flashing yellow light indicates a pairing error. If you see this, it means you need to reset your AirPods.
- No light: Finally, no status light means your AirPods are dead and out of battery. Connect the charger to revive them.
There are many small features in AirPods and AirPods Pro that you may not be familiar with. Read our complete AirPods guide to learn more.