Why My AirPods Pro Charging Case Won’t Charge in 2024 Battery issues

AirPods are one of the best wireless earphones available in the market. However, if you’re experiencing issues with charging your AirPods case, such as it not charging equally or turning off when unplugged, don’t worry. This real fix will help you troubleshoot the issue for AirPods Pro, Apple AirPods 3, AirPods 2, and AirPods 1. Since the AirPods are wireless, you’ll need to charge them every now and then after considerable usage.

If you’re facing an issue where your AirPods charging case won’t charge, you won’t be able to use your AirPods until you resolve the issue. This problem can also lead to a situation where the AirPods charging case only works when it’s plugged in. In order to use your AirPods again, you’ll need to figure out why your AirPods or AirPods Pro charging case won’t charge and fix the issue.

Like other electronic devices, AirPods can malfunction and fail to charge. Let’s focus on the causes and troubleshooting steps to restore their functionality.

My Apple Airpods Case not Charging: Lets a Look on Reasons and Potential Solutions

Note: End of the All solutions for Airpods charging case not charging – you can watch the hands-on video tutorial at last for the advanced trick.

Tips: Airpod Pro Case Not Charging No Light

  • What is the meaning of the Airpod case not charging the orange light?
  • Why is the airpod case not charging no light?

Here’s your answer,

Orange Light: When you connect the power source to charge your device, you may notice an orange light on the charging case. This light will stay on for about 3 to 5 seconds and then turn off. Even if the light goes off, your device is still charging. To double-check if your device is charging or not, simply open the charging case lid and look for the orange light.

If you see the Orange light while pressing the back button of the charging case and AirPods is not connected to Power, that means a low battery under 10%.

Green Light: Your AirPods are charged enough when you press the back button of the charging case while not in the charging.

Solution 1: Reset AirPods to Factory Settings

Reset AirPods Pro
Reset AirPods Pro, All AirPods Model

Resetting AirPods is more reliable than restoring an iPhone to factory settings, as no backup of data or anything else is required, and the AirPods can be easily unpaired and paired again.

  • Hold The Setup Button Which is available on the backside of the charging case. When you see Status Light Flashes Amber and white then release the setup button.

Now Your AirPods Case is too much fresh like a new one recently purchased. But You Need to process for cleaning up the Case from the inside the charging port and the Left/Right Connector as well. Let’s Move on to the second step.

Solution 2: Clean the Charging Case Using Teethstick And Earbuds

Clean Charging Case of AirPods Pro
Clean Charging Case of AirPods Pro

Don’t Spend more, Another thing that should be done when the AirPods charging case won’t charge is to clean the charging case as well as the charging port. The charging port is a narrow hole that can attract dirt and dust which are invisible to us. During Gym or Regular use, Sweet with a heavy mesh cover up the AirPods’ connection after a long period of time, which depends on person to person.

  • Use Earstick to Clean up Left and Right AirPod Charging Connector
  • Next, Use a Dry Teeth Stick to Clean up the Charging Case Lighting Charging port.
Clean Charging Connector of Left Airpod or Right AirPod
Clean Charging Connector of Left Airpod or Right AirPod

Take a magnifying lens and check the charging case. Otherwise, clean up the Charging case with a brush or toothpick and scrape the dirt out. I rolled a stick inside the charging connector and the lightning port. Remove all Debris and Mesh that gather inside the hole and stick on the metal Connector. That’s it.

  • After that Keep your AirPods On Battery Charge for At Least 30 Minutes.

Important: charging case charges for a second like the charging light is on for a few but then turns off, What should i do?

it will stay turn off even in charging mode. To check AirPods is charging or not, Use your iPhone’s Battery Widget or AirPods Popup [iPhone popup will appear while you keep it near]

Also, Read – Fix Airpods Charging animation not showing up on iPhone

Solution 3: Try another lightning to USB cable

Still Not Fixed, Now Check the Supplying the power source or not. Use Your iPhone at first to charge with the same Power adapter or Cable.

  • if Not then you should inspect the Charging socket, used Adapter, and Lighting Cable in last.
  • Apple device works perfectly when you use the original lightning cable provided by Apple only. So in case you are trying to connect an uncertified lightning cable then avoid it and borrow from your friend to check if the charging case is working or not.

Solution 4: Don’t Use an Extension Cord

If you are connecting the charger through an extension, Please don’t do that. Sometimes due to the insufficient power supply or malfunctioning of the extension board the charging case won’t charge. Instead, directly connect the charger to the socket and check whether it is working.

Solution 5: Update Your AirPods Pro

I am glad to inform you that, Apple is giving a new software update for the AirPods and AirPods Pro. The process of Updating AirPods to all generations is very easy and automatic. Though, we can update Any AirPods Manually using the below steps. Kindly, Watch the below video for more hands-on help.


Your AirPods pro must be on charge with both the AirPods [Left & Right] inside the charging case and keep your AirPods’ charging case lid open until you get the update. Also, Keep Your AirPods Paired with your iPhone.

Check and Update AirPods, AirPods Pro Firmware Version
Check and Update AirPods Pro Firmware Version
  • On your Paired iPhone with Any AirPods that, you want to look after,
  • Go to the Settings app
  • Tap General
  • Tap About
  • Scroll to Screen on iPhone
  • Tap on AirPods name
  • Look at the Firmware version.

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Solution 6: Use QI Certified Charger

Charge Using Wireless Charging pad on Airpods Pro
Charge Using Wireless Charging pad on Airpods Pro

This is an alternate method to charge AirPods. Also, check wireless charging supported AirPods model names.

  • AirPods 2
  • AirPods 3
  • AirPods Pro

Internally Damage in Your Lightning port from inside of the AirPods’ Charging Case. Apple recommended buying a New Charging case only.

Solution 7: Airpods Case Not Charging to 100

First, you have to make sure about the AirPods Case is charging or not? If it’s not charging then try the cleaning up tricks for Connected inside the charging case and Lightning connector on the Charging case.


In the second scenario, the AirPods charging case is not charging up to 100% when connected to the original Apple lightning cable. In such cases, I would suggest replacing the cable and adapter to rule out the possibility of a faulty cable or adapter.


Change the wall socket to a good condition one that is in regular use.

If your AirPods charging case is not working, contact Apple support as it may be a hardware issue.

It is important to focus on two to three main things when trying to diagnose the issue of AirPods case not charging to 100%. Make sure to follow the suggested solutions carefully and hopefully you will be able to fix it, just like I did.

Solution 8: Why is My Left Airpod Not Charging

If one of the airpods won’t charge either left or right, then this solution will work for you! First, try to reset correctly with a proper connection between your AirPods and Charging Case. I assume that you clean up your AirPods like earlier.

Then, Press both the AirPods and push inside the case to connect the loose connection with AirPods charging case’s connector. and Press and Hold on the back button of the charging case until the amber light flashes white. That’s it. See Example for my AirPods 3rd Generation


I hope your AirPods will reset successfully and work again without any issues. Once everything is reset, make sure to follow the earlier solution to fix all AirPods issues from scratch.

Solution 9: Buy a New One

If you don’t have a wireless charging case then we can buy it separately from Apple Store.

  • Pay for the Apple Care Plus Fee for The Apple Care User and Buy a New One. Who has no Apple Cover protection plan, Pay for Out of Warranty free for one.
AirPods Pro, AirPods 2 and 1 Replacement cost
AirPods Pro, AirPods 2 and 1 Replacement cost

Solution 10: Make Your AirPods, AirPods Pro Safe Using Protective Cover [Waterproof]

AirPods Pro Waterproof Protective Cover
AirPods Pro Waterproof Protective Cover

Protect your AirPods from damage caused by water or dropping them from a height by using a protective cover. There are hundreds of daily cases of damage reported, so it’s important to take extra precautions to keep your AirPods safe while not in use. Investing in a protective cover can provide the ultimate solution to these kinds of problems.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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