How Long Do Apple AirPods Last and How you Can Extend their Lifespan

Apple AirPods have been a fan favourite ever since they were released. They've changed the way we listen to music daily and continue to be the best-selling earbuds around. However, as with any tech, AirPods have a finite lifespan. They do cost a pretty penny and we want them to last as long as possible. We'll discuss ways how to increase the longevity of your AirPods and what not to do. 

What's the average lifespan?

AirPods typically last around two to three years because users feel like they need to replace them. This is due to the lithium batteries slowly degrading over time. As the battery capacity decreases, you may notice that they require more frequent charging. Some people may have to replace their AirPods even more often or others last way longer than three years. This is also due to environmental factors and usage intensity. We'll go over some tips to help your AirPods last as long as possible below. 

4 ways to make your AirPods last longer

Don't expose them to extreme temperatures 

Extreme temperatures can damage your AirPods. For example, leaving your AirPods in a parked car during a hot summer day can make them overheat and they may not function correctly and cause permanent damage. Therefore, don't leave them outside in the sun (or snow!) without supervision.

Time your charging 

As we know, overcharging your phone can cause permanent damage to the battery.  The same can be said about your AirPods. Leaving your AirPods to connect once they are at full capacity can cause strain and stress and lead to battery degradation. On the other hand, make sure your AirPods don't fully lose battery and they perform best at moderate charge levels. Luckily, Apple also created optimised battery charging. This feature breaks off charging at 80% so your AirPods don't overcharge. 

Keep away from water 

It's important to remember that your AirPods are not waterproof. While they are water-resistant to a certain degree, it's not advisable to get them wet or drop them into your cup of tea. If you use your AirPods at the gym, wipe them after to get rid of any sweat and it's best not to take them when you go swimming or into a sauna. 

Use a protective case

Like with any tech, bits of dust and debris can get stuck in your AirPods. These particles can clog up charging ports and cause issues with charging and connectivity. The best thing to do is give it a wipe with a lint-free cloth every so often and add a protective case. An extra layer of protection can protect your AirPods from drops and scratches and increase longevity. 

Here at Harper & Blake, we have a wide variety of AirPod and AirPod Pro cases for the latest models in unique, bright and colourful designs to keep them secure, safe and dirt free. With a silver carabiner clip, attach it to your keys, belt or bag for easy access. 

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