Here's a trick on how to charge your AirPods Pro without a Lightning charger!

Here's a trick on how to charge your AirPods Pro without a Lightning charger!

If AirPods are an essential part of your daily routine, knowing different charging options becomes valuable. This holds particularly true for AirPods Pro, which can be charged with a MagSafe charging case. In this guide, we will explore different charging methods for AirPods, ensuring your device is always ready for use.

How to charge AirPods Pro without a Lightning charger

The AirPods Pro, while still using the Lightning charging port, presents a challenge in finding a suitable cable, especially with the increasing prevalence of USB-C in Apple's latest devices. However, the introduction of the MagSafe charging case has significantly improved the comfort and speed of charging. Placing the earbuds in the case initiates rapid charging. Within five minutes, the case can provide enough power for an hour of playback, and the MagSafe case itself can store up to 30 additional hours of charge.

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How to charge the MagSafe charging case

There are a few ways to charge your MagSafe charging case, some of them might seem obvious, however, some of them aren't. Read on.

Wired charging

The first option is traditional wired charging. This can be easy and accessible for those people who still have Lightning cables around the house because they also use them with other devices like the iPhone or older iPad models. Although there is now also an AirPods Pro model with USB-C charging case, this is less popular because it was introduced not too long ago and many users who already had an AirPods Pro have not made the switch.

  • Place the AirPods inside the charging case, ensuring proper alignment.
  • Connect the charging case to a power source using the appropriate cable (USB-C for newer models, Lightning for older models).
  • Charging begins automatically, with status notifications available on paired Apple devices.

Wireless charging without a cable

  • Use wireless charging by placing the case on a certified wireless charging base.
  • Ensure proper alignment for optimal charging without removing the AirPods from the case.
  • For older models, consider purchasing a compatible wireless charging case.

Alternative: Apple Watch charger

  • Use the Apple Watch charger to charge AirPods Pro with the MagSafe case.
  • While charging may be slower compared to a dedicated MagSafe charger, it serves as a practical solution in the absence of a Lightning cable.

How to keep your AirPods Pro charged

Regardless of your chosen charging method, adopting healthy practices is crucial to maximizing AirPods battery life.

First of all, avoid prolonged full charging and store your AirPods and charging case in a cool, dry place to prevent overheating. By integrating these practices, you ensure that your AirPods are always charged, ready to deliver a seamless audio experience whenever you need it.