Life was good when we had wired headphones. But it got better when we got AirPods. They are better for playing audio on the move because they don’t rely on our phones for power. 

Apple inc launched the first generation AirPods in 2016. These compact, easy-to-carry earphones.

Apple Airpods feature active noise cancellation technology, keeping you focused on the video or song you’re listening to. Featuring lithium-ion batteries, these can connect to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac and provide you with hours of music and entertainment without stopping.

The only downside of these gadgets is that they are a touch smaller. They don’t have any place for an on/off button. 

So, how to turn off AirPods if there is no button for that? This post will provide you with the most straightforward answer. Also, we have shared some tips that will help you to save the battery life of your AirPods.

So, keep reading. 

Two Methods to Turn AirPods Off 

Whether you have the older version or the newer Airpods Max, these two methods can help you turn off your Airpods and save battery. You can use either of them, depending on your situation. 

Method #1: Put Your AirPods Back in the Charging Case 

“Automatic ear detection” is a feature of AirPods. When you take out the earphones, it immediately turns off the audio.

However, you are incorrect if you believe they are no longer draining power after removing the earphones. Because the music stops only when the earphones are removed, the earbuds remain on. As a result, the battery will be depleted.

If you want to turn off AirPods, you must return them to the AirPods case. This is because the AirPods do not work while in the charging case; instead, they begin to charge.

So, rather than chucking earbuds about, you should put them back in the AirPods charging case to conserve battery life.

Method #2: Use the Double Tap Option 

Here’s another option you can use to turn off AirPods. 

Usually, the double tap option is not used for turning off earbuds. Instead, we use it to attend calls, communicate with Siri, or control our playlist. 

But, you can use this option to turn off your AirPods. Depending on your choice, you can use this option either for the left AirPod or right AirPod. 

Follow the given steps in settings to turn off AirPods using the double tap option. 

  1. Open settings and then tap on Bluetooth. 
  2. Find the (i) icon. It’s right there next to the name of your AirPods
  3. In the “DOUBLE-TAP-AIRPOD” section, select either of your earbuds. 
  4. Tap on the OFF option. 

How to Increase the Battery Life of Your AirPods

Daily, we use Apple AirPods for several hours. But what happens if you don’t have access to electricity? In this situation, you will need to know the following tricks to increase the battery life of your AirPods. 

Automatic Ear Detection in AirPods 

This feature allows the Apple AirPods to turn off the playback when they are not in your ears. The earphones will use less battery power if the playback/audio is turned off. Thus you will be able to save the battery life of your AirPods pro.

Automatic ear detection is a default feature of AirPods. But sometimes, it does not turn on when you attach new earbuds to your iOS device. So, you will have to check its confirmation from the settings. 

  1. Go to settings and open Bluetooth. 
  2. Tap on (i) next to your AirPods. 
  3. Find automatic ear detection and toggle it to green. 

Note: If you don’t see options other than Forget device, your earphones aren’t connected to your iPhone.

Listen to Music Only 

Do you know? Attending calls using AirPods can reduce the battery life of your AirPods. For calls, earbuds require additional power because when you’re on the phone, both the microphone and the speaker are active at the same time.

So, you can conserve energy if you solely listen to your AirPods audio.

Use Only One AirPod at a Time 

This option can help double the life of your AirPods’ battery power. AirPods have five-hour battery life on average. It implies that if you use one AirPod for five hours, you may use both for 10 hours. So, this hack is the best power-saving mode for your Airpods pro.

Disconnect Bluetooth

The AirPods will use energy when they are linked to Bluetooth. So, whether you are listening to music or not, the AirPods will consume energy. So, if you’re not using AirPods anymore, switch off your device’s Bluetooth. Otherwise, you will not be able to save battery life.

Final Thoughts 

The Apple AirPods can only be turned off in two ways. You may place them back in the charging case or utilize the double tap feature.

The other ways exist solely to save the battery. For instance, only listening to audio or disconnecting Bluetooth are hacks for saving battery. For a better, longer experience, you should utilize them.

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