How does the AirPod Wireless Charging Case Work?

28 Jan 2022
how does the AirPod wireless charging case work

If you thought your AirPods were the coolest gadget of the twenty-first century, you’re right. 

Since 2019, new renditions of AirPods and their cool charger cases have hit the market ready for wireless charging.

Lo and behold two years later it’s still a big hit. For thousands of consumers today it is worth getting AirPods with a wireless charging case.

Being tech-savvy is a bonus for manufacturers of the Qi technology wireless charging mats because that is exactly what you need to take your AirPod case adventure to a new level of intrigue. At Burga we have the trendiest AirPods case covers available, from smooth glossy marble finishes to trendy fresh fun colors to choose from. 

All our AirPods case covers just like our phone cases, are compatible for wireless charging.

For those of us who are still grappling with the question, how does the AirPod wireless charging case work? you’re in good hands because, in this article, we’ll tell you exactly how the AirPod wireless charging case works. 

Everything you need to know about the Wireless Charging Case for AirPods

what is the wireless charging case for airpods

If you’ve just discovered the world of AirPod convenience, comfort, and hours of pleasurable listening then welcome to the wireless option of charging your AirPods. 

So if you’re wondering how the AirPods charging case works for wireless charging, here are all your answers.

Firstly you still have the option of using a wireless charging AirPod case or not. This means you can still use the first generation AirPods with a wireless charging AirPods case by simply buying the wireless charging AirPods case separately. 

The magic part of the AirPods case is that it is a charger or power bank for your AirPods. So you can charge them in the new wireless charging case and power up as usual whenever you run out of AirPod battery life. 

In case you didn’t know, you can charge AirPods with someone else's case as well. This means it is convenient to add a wireless charging AirPod case to your collection because your AirPods can charge with any functional AirPod case. 

Your new wireless charging AirPod case should work with any wireless charger in the market because it is Qi technology compliant. 

Apart from the wireless charging function of the AirPod case and the improved battery life, also note the new small LED light on the case which will indicate the strength of the battery life. 

To charge your AirPod case, all you need to do is plug the wireless charging pad into a wall outlet and then place the case on top of the mat. If you want to charge your AirPods at the same time, just put them in your case while you charge it.

The AirPods should immediately start charging. You can also go ahead with charging the AirPods case without AirPods inside.

If you’re wondering how long to charge your AirPods case, you will need to do exactly the same thing when charging using the lightning cord. Wait until the LED light indicator turns green as this indicates that your AirPods case and the AirPods are fully charged. 

It should take an hour to fully power up your AirPods case with or without the AirPods inside the case because it is okay to leave AirPods in the case when charging. 

If the LED light indicates an amber light this means it is still not fully charged. 

What else do  I need to know about the Wireless Charging AirPod Case? 

If you‘re considering switching to wireless charging for your AirPods then apart from the added benefits of the H1 chip which improves battery life by 50% here’s more information on the AirPod charging case vs wireless.

If you’re already into wireless charging for your smartphone, then you probably already appreciate how convenient it is not to have dozens of wires everywhere sticking out.

Simply place your wireless charging AirPod case on the charging mat and forget about it. You don’t have to worry about it overcharging because it will stop automatically.

you will not risk damage if you leave your AirPod case on a wireless charging mat overnight or longer than needed. So if you’re concerned about overcharging your AirPods case, you won’t need to worry.

Your AirPod case will simply stop the charging process once the battery is fully charged.

It really is convenient to simply place the AirPods on a wireless charging pad and have them be fully juiced when you pick them up in the morning. You will be set for 24 hours of listening and talk time. 

how does airpods wireless charging case work

The big bonus about buying a wireless charging AirPod case is that you still have the option of using the lightning cable. 

So in the event of you not having access to your wireless charger for any reason you can insert the lightning cable and charge your AirPod case just like you would charge the case without the wireless charging pad. 

If you have any issue with charging your AirPods or the case on the charging mat then you can try some quick fixes which will solve the problem. If you’re wondering why is my AirPods case not charging then simply try out these quick tips when wirelessly charging your AirPods. 

  1. Try reconnecting your wireless charging mat to an alternate wall outlet. Remember you still need to connect your wireless mat to a wall outlet to power it up. 
  2. If your AirPod case or AirPods are completely dead, then just leave them on for thirty minutes straight on the wireless charging mat without interfering with them wondering why it is not charging fast enough.
  3. Your wireless charging mat could be defective and in need of intervention. 
  4. Your AirPods and the case could be dirty and in need of cleaning. Remember to do this often as sometimes tiny external particles, including hair and dust could interfere with the functionality of both the AirPods case and the AirPods. 
  5. The AirPods and the AirPods case could be defective. 
  6. If you’re using a 5-watt wireless charging mat then charging your AirPods can be slower, so opt for faster wireless chargers if you want a faster wireless charging experience. 


There are always perks to going the wireless route, so it definitely makes sense to give this a go. As more consumers take to wireless, it does add up to have both options of charging your AirPods case and AirPods available to you. 

After all, technology is for increasing convenience, fun and making our gadgets hassle-free to use. Whichever way you choose to juice up your AirPods, Burga can help you make great choices given the flood of information we have available and accessible to you on phone accessories.

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