3 Ways to Read Battery Life
AirPods claim around five to six hours of battery life, but that rarely happens in the real world (you can expect at least three hours or so on a full charge, though). But tracking the battery takes a little getting used to because there are several ways to do it.
Flip the Case: First, you can flip open your case nearby your iOS device. This will automatically display the case and both AirPods, with three different battery percentages for each (we have found this method to be a little hit or miss, but it usually works as long as you try it before you unlock the home screen).
Ask Siri: Or you can make sure Siri is turned on, and just ask her about your AirPod battery life. She’ll tell you where the battery is at, no problem. This is great for workouts or other situations where your hands are already occupied.
Use the Batteries Widget: Finally, if you swipe right to the Today View on your iPhone’s Home or Lock screen, while at least one AirPod is in your ear or the case is open, you can see your AirPods’ battery life in the battery widget. Learn more about widgets here.