Where can I find the AirPods status light?
Depending on your AirPods model, the status indicator can be inside or outside your case. If you’re using first or second generation AirPods, the status indicator is located in the case between the two earbuds. Just open the case to view the status.
If you’re using AirPods Pro or AirPods with a wireless charging case, the status indicator is on the front of the case, just below the lid. The light stays on for eight seconds when you plug it into a wireless charger.
You can also find out the battery status of your AirPods using your iPhone, Apple Watch, or Mac.
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What does the AirPods status indicator mean?
The AirPods have a single light, but it can change color and blink – it can be difficult to decode what it means. The status display means the following:
- White light (flashing): This means your AirPods are in pairing mode. It does this when you press and hold the pairing button on the back of the AirPods case.
- Yellow light (with AirPods in the case): Ambre is the color for charging. This means that your AirPods are not fully charged and the case has now started charging them.
- Yellow light (without AirPods in the case): This means your AirPods case is not fully charged and there is less than a full charge left in the case. In this case, you should charge your AirPods case.
- Yellow light (with power source): This means your AirPods are charging.
- Green light (with AirPods in the case): A green light means your battery is fully charged. When your AirPods are in the case and you see a green light, both the AirPods and the case are fully charged.
- Green light (without AirPods): If you see a green light inside the case without AirPods, it means the case itself is fully charged.
- Green light (with power source): This means your AirPods case is fully charged and you can remove the charger.
- Amber flashing light: A blinking light generally means something went wrong. In this case, a flashing yellow light indicates a pairing error. If you see this, you’ll need to reset your AirPods.
- No light: After all, no status indicator means your AirPods are dead and the battery is dead. Plug in the charger to bring them back to life.
There are a lot of little features in AirPods and AirPods Pro that you may not be familiar with. Read our full AirPods guide to learn more.