Why Won’t My Airpods Charge?

If you have Airpods that won’t charge, it may be a major hassle, particularly if you have no clue why they won’t charge. That is why I will explain to you the possible reasons your Airpods won’t charge as well as how you can resolve these issues and get your Airpods to charge again.

A common cause of Airpods that won’t charge is a buildup of fine dust or dirt that prevents the magnetic charging stripe from connecting with the charging case. There is a good chance that something is preventing your AirPods case from charging.

Problems with wireless charging are usually the result of improper placement of the charging cable or a case that doesn’t make good contact with the pad.

In some cases, you may have an issue with the electronics in your AirPods case. This would require you to visit Apple’s Support Website or schedule a Genius Bar appointment at your local Apple Store.

Here are some best practices to prevent airpods from not charging:

Make sure your wireless airpods charging case is kept clean and sterile.

Avoid charging your airpods on surfaces that are not conductive.

Ensure you are using the official Apple AirPods wireless charging case for optimum performance.

Overall, Airpods that won’t charge most likely have dirt or fine dust blocking the magnetic contact charging stripe from connecting with your Airpods charging case. If your AirPods case is not charging, the most likely culprit is something preventing the charging connection.

Typically, when an Airpod case won’t charge, it’s either the charging cable not being in its proper place or the case itself not making good contact with the wireless charging pad.

There might be a variety of factors contributing to your Airpods’ inability to charge. For example, you may have dirty objects in your charging case that is interfering with the connection between the Airpods and the charging case.

Another possibility is that something is obstructing the charging port of your charging case, resulting in difficulties charging the case.

Additionally, software faults might be a significant issue. Whatever the cause for the problem, it may be quickly resolved by following a few simple actions on your computer or mobile device.

Make Sure That Your Airpods Are Properly Linked To the Case

You will need to make certain that when you put and place your AirPods in the charging case, they are truly connected and charging before you can use them again.

If your Airpods are not connecting correctly, you should first check to see if there is any dirt on them that is preventing them from connecting properly.

For further assistance, if your AirPods are not seated perfectly, or if the top of your AirPods case will not shut, take the AirPods out of their case to check if there is anything preventing them from fitting securely into it.

Update the Firmware on Your AirPods

If it has been a long time since you last upgraded the firmware on your AirPods, it is possible that you have missed an update, and this might be the cause of the problem. Try changing the software on your AirPods, and afterward check if the AirPods are now charging.

Make Sure Your Airpods Are Clean

Depending on how dirty your AirPods are, the connecting points that enable the AirPods to charge may not be able to complete the circuit. To determine whether your AirPods will start charging again, clean them and afterward place them in the charging case again, to see if they will charge.

Reset Your AirPods 

If the actions outlined above do not resolve your AirPods charging issues, you may have to reset your AirPods. You should be aware that if you completely reset your AirPods, you will lose any previously stored settings.

As a result, We propose that you attempt the options listed above (if you’ve not) to prevent having to reconfigure the settings.

What Should I Do If My Charging Case Doesn’t Charge?

In many cases, the charging case does not have enough power to charge your Airpods, which results in the Airpods not charging at all.

Consequently, you will need to make sure that your Airpod charging case is fully charged. If this is not the case, consider the following:

  • Make sure to check the connections and that the cable is in good working condition.
  • Airpods case and the charging port should both be thoroughly cleaned

What Is The Best Way To Tell If My Airpods Are Charging Properly?

To determine whether your AirPods are charging properly, open the case that contains the AirPods and put it near your linked iPhone. The battery level of your AirPods, as well as that of the charging case, will be shown on the screen of your iPhone.

If you can see lightning bolt symbols beside the battery indicators, it means that your AirPods plus case are charging. If you don’t see the battery symbol, it means that the device is not charging.


There are a variety of factors that might contribute to your Airpods not charging. You may be working with a pair of dead AirPods or a malfunctioning charging case.

Even filthy connections might sometimes be the source of the problem, stopping your charging case from receiving enough power hence affecting the AirPods.

There are several fixes that you can apply to get your AirPods to charge again including cleaning them checking all the connections as well as resetting them. We hope that the steps outlined in this post help fix the problem with your Airpods.