How to Turn off AirPods Case

31 Jan 2022
How to Turn off AirPods Case

In case you're wondering how to turn off your AirPods case, then guess what? You can’t turn them off in a conventional way, like by switching an off button. But this is supposed to be the best part.

The aim of the AirPods is to be on standby for you, ready to be used whenever needed. How cool and convenient is that? 

Usually, we turn our gadgets off when we need to save battery life. But, when it comes to the AirPods case, there is no absolute way to turn them off. Just place them in your AirPods case enrobed with one of our trendiest protective AirPods case covers

It may sound a bit weird to hear that you can’t turn off your AirPods case by pressing any buttons. There are no On or Off buttons on the case or on your AirPods either.

So in this article, we will share with you how the AirPods case can be turned off when not in use. 

How to Turn Off the AirPods Case

Let's be honest, it's pretty convenient to not have to worry about turning your case on and off with a button. But then what happens when you can't turn it off with a button?

Usually, if you forget to switch off your digital gadgets when not in use, it would result in the battery running flat. But, this is not the case with your AirPods or their case.

There is a button at the back of the AirPods case.  But it is not to be used for switching the AirPods case on or off. Instead, this button is used to reset the AirPods case. 

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The best part about Apple’s ingenious AirPods is that when you are ready to use them simply take the AirPods out of their case and place them in your ears. When you’re done using the AirPods then simply place them back into the case.

This means that you cannot turn off the AirPods or the case by the use of buttons. But when you place the AirPods back into the case you are saving on battery life because it is being turned off until you’re ready to use them again. 

Even if you can’t get your AirPods out of the case because they got stuck in there somehow, the AirPod batteries will not be drained while stuck inside the case. 

Once your AirPods are fully charged the AirPods case will not give any more power to the AirPods. So in this way, the battery of the AirPods case will not be in usage if your AirPods are powered up and ready for their next usage even when AirPods are still connected in case.

This is how your AirPods case switches off without being physically switched off. There is no need to switch the case off as you would switch off your smartphone in its phone case.

When you remove the AirPods from the case, it will stop charging and the AirPod case will go to sleep or be switched off automatically until you need to use it again. 

In other words, the battery of the AirPods case stops running when not in use. Even if you switch AirPods between cases the same rule applies. 

In case you’re wondering why your AirPod case is not connecting to your AirPods it might be because the AirPods case battery is dead and needs to be charged. Remember you can’t switch the case off by pressing any buttons, it will not be in use when its power is not needed. So it is likely dead because you’ve charged your AirPods one too many times.

If the AirPods case is completely depleted of power then it will simply go dead until you connect it to a lightning cable or you place the AirPods case on a wireless charging mat.

Conserving Battery Life of the AirPods and the Case

When you place the AirPods in the case when they are not in use you will conserve the battery life of the AirPods. If the AirPods and the case are still fully charged nothing will happen when the AirPods are in the case. 

In other words, the power level will stay the same as it is, fully charged. You will not lose any battery power on either the AirPods or the AirPods case even though you can’t physically switch them off. 

It’s as if they go to sleep with full batteries ready until you remove the AirPods again to be used. This is how the AirPods and the AirPods case are “switched off” from usage with enough power in reserve. 

This is what makes Apple’s AirPod technology so cool. 

Using One AirPod at a Time

If you have a long day ahead or two long days ahead out on the road and you want to save on battery life you can try using one AirPod at a time. Simply keep the other AirPod in the AirPod case while using only one. 

This is usually a great solution for conserving the battery life of your AirPods when making calls, especially when you know that the use of your AirPods could be heavy on a particular day without direct access to charging ports. 

If the battery of the AirPod case has died it is possible to still use your AirPods when the case is dead and you’re wondering “can you pair AirPods with a different case?” the answer is yes. As long as there is power in the different cases you can do so easily for charging purposes. 

Once again the AirPods case will simply charge the AirPods until the battery is powered up to 100%. The AirPod case will simply go to sleep and serve the AirPods as a protective shell once fully charged. 

The Benefit of Automatic Ear-Detection 

Usually, we tend to switch off other Bluetooth headphones physically to save battery power and avoid using them when not listening to music for example. With AirPods, the Automatic Ear-detection feature has been built into the software to ensure that the audio will stop automatically when you take the AirPods out of your ears.

The Auto Ear-detection feature has already been enabled by default. If you may have accidentally disabled this function then you would need to re-enable this function via your settings application. 

  1. Simply go to settings 
  2. Select the Bluetooth icon
  3. Then choose the name of your AirPods
  4. Re-enable the Auto Ear-detection feature by sliding the toggle to the right. 


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Now that we’ve explained the brilliance of Apple’s AirPods software and how it works, you’re probably a bit awestruck with technological advancements made recently.  If you haven't had the privilege yet of using AirPods as the sleek and techno-savvy option for listening to music then you’re probably astonished right now.  

Apple has most certainly made the usage of the AirPods completely hassle-free and dependable. As long as you take proper care of your AirPods and their case you will enjoy endless hours of best listening and talk time. 

How to Turn off AirPods Case (FAQs)

How do I reset my AirPods case?

The small button at the back of the AirPods' charging case is the key to resetting your AirPods case. All you’ve to go to do is press it down for around 15 seconds. When the LED light on the case changes from flashing amber to a flashing white color then your case has been reset.

How do I connect my AirPods when the case is dead?

If your case is completely dead and you need to recharge your AirPods then you would need to either power up using another AirPod case or wait for at least 30 minutes until the case is fully charged up again. 

But, you will still be able to use and connect your AirPods to your smartphone if the AirPods are fully charged or still have enough power.

Can You Connect AirPods Without the Case?

If your AirPods have already been paired with your device before and you have not unpaired it from your device then your AirPods can and will connect to your device automatically. But, if this is a new device or you have unpaired your device then you will need the case for the initial pairing process.

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