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Why one AirPod always dies faster than the other even though they're used at exactly the same time

Why one AirPod always dies faster than the other even though they're used at exactly the same time

The reason behind uneven AirPod batteries has been revealed

The reason behind why one AirPod always dies faster than the other when they're used at the same time has finally been revealed.

Apple's AirPods are one of the most popular wireless headphone choices out there, offering one of the best user experiences on the market.

The software used with AirPods are known to weave, therefore allowing seamless functionality across all of your Apple devices.

In addition, the overall quality of AirPods inside and out make them an industry-leading choice.

So they're easy to use, the quality of them are top-notch, the hardware used is first-class - where's the problem?

Well, if you own a pair of AirPods yourself, I think you already know the problem.

Why is it that when you use AirPods, one of the batteries drains quicker than the other, leaving you with 50% of the experience?

This is unlike its competitors, who seem to deliver better battery backup after extended use.

One side of your AirPods will run out of battery quicker than the other.
X/@KentTikles


There are many bits and bobs that are involved in the working of AirPods, each having an impact on its battery life.

So, what you use your AirPods for impacts its battery, whether it be for calling, or just for music.

But if you notice one of them draining quicker than the other, believe it or not, there's a simple explanation and solution.

As soon as you pull your AirPods out of its case, they automatically choose one side to serve as the microphone, with the other remaining solely as a speaker.

And yes, the side that serves as a microphone drains faster.

'But how do I avoid this?' I hear you asking.

Basically, if one specific AirPod is used as a microphone over a period of time, it can lead to excessive battery degradation on that unit, permanently lowering its endurance.

There is a way to stop your AirPods from suffering from excessive battery degradation.
X/@xarah_bint

To fix this problem, connect your AirPods to your device and all you need to do is:

  • Open Settings and tap on your AirPods below your Apple ID name.
  • Scroll down and tap on the Microphone option.
  • Select between: AutomaticallySwitchAirPods, AlwaysLeftAirPod, or AlwaysRightAirPod.

Choosing the first option may look like the most convenient and helpful, but if you have noticed that one particular AirPod is draining quicker than the other, pick one of the other options.

Maybe in an effort to even them out.

Now this might tarnish the magical AirPod experience for you a bit, but it does help make your wireless device last that much longer.

No more walking around in public with both AirPods in and just one of them working!

The more you know, eh?

Featured Image Credit: @xarah_bint/X/@KentTikles/X

Topics: Apple, Technology, iPhone