How to Charge Wireless Earbuds

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Angela Otero

Wireless earbuds are becoming increasingly popular, but the method to charge them might not be so obvious.

They are a new and innovative technology. They are tiny and can be charged wirelessly, which attracts many people to use them. But how do you charge them? This guide shows you how to charge them quickly and easily! Hint: Most wireless earbuds come with a charging case, which is not only to store them.

Here are four easy steps to charge your wireless earbuds using the charging case that comes with wireless earbuds:

  1. Turn the charging case on.
  2. Put your earbuds inside the charging case.
  3. Check the charge, as the earbuds should start chargingautomatically. If not, connect the charging case to a wired charger.
  4. Check the charging indicator light to see if the earbuds are fully charged.

That’s all there is to it. But, I’ll go into more detail below. I’ve also mentioned what to check in case the earbuds fail to charge, answered some related questions, and given a few tips including how to prolong the battery life so that you won’t need to charge them so often.

Charging Wireless Earbuds

Here are the steps with images:

Step 1: Turn the Charging Case On

Firstly you need to turn on the charging case provided with your earbuds. Ensure that the charging case is turned on.

honor earbuds 3 pro

Step 2: Put the Earbuds inside the Case

Now, you simply need to put your earbuds inside the charging case to charge them. Just keep them in there for a while.

amazfit powerbuds pro

Step 3: Check the Charge

Your earbuds should automatically start charging (if the charging case itself is charged).

light indicator of a wireless earbud

If the charging case is not charged, it will not be able to charge the earbuds on its own. You will have to connect the case to the charger. Use the provided USB cable.

charging the wireless earbud

Step 4: Check the Charging Indicator

The earbuds should be charged in a short while automatically. You can use them at any time or when the charge indicator light turns green, showing that they are fully charged.

The process of charging wireless earbuds is quite simple. But, as you can see, it depends on how charged the case is.


Here’s what you should you do if your earbuds fail to charge:

When earbuds don’t charge, the problem usually lies with the case or charging cable. I’ll tell you what to check to help you fix the problem. However, if it’s within the warranty period, you should get it replaced for a renewed pair.

If not, here’s what you can do:

Check 1: Use the Original Charger

Manufacturers enclose an in-box charger (to charge the case) because every battery has a different capacity.

Using a different charger could damage the internal circuit by providing less or more power than needed. So, if you were using a different one, try the original charger.

Check 2: Clean the Charging Case

Ear wax or dust particles can settle on the charging places within the case and obstruct the charging pins from connecting to the earbuds.

Cleaning the pins with a Q-tip (cleaning stick) and some isopropyl alcohol could do the trick. Even if you don’t use alcohol, give the charging pins a good rub with the cleaning stick.

cleaning an Apple AirPods case with ear bud

Check 3: Update the Firmware

Buggy software can sometimes cause charging problems.

Update the app on your mobile phone, ensure the charger is connected securely, and try charging again.

Check 4: Use a Wired Charger

There might be an issue with the Type-C charging port.

If your earbuds support direct wired charging, then give it a try. If it charges properly, you may need to replace the wireless charging port. Meanwhile, keep charging with the charging cable.

amazon echo buds 1st gen

FAQs and Tips

Frequency of Charging

How frequently should you charge your earbuds?

The short answer is that you should charge your earbuds as often as needed.

In practice, it depends on the earbuds’ battery. It can typically stay charged for 1.5 to 3 hours before having to put them back inside the charging case. The charging case can stay charged for up to 24 hours. After that, you need to plug it in. So, it would help if you charged your earbuds at least once every 24 hours.

Regardless, you can make the earbuds last longer with the next tips. You won’t have to charge it as frequently and could almost double the battery life.

Tips for Prolonging Battery Life
Here are a few tips to get better battery life out of each charge cycle:

Here are a few tips to get better battery life out of each charge cycle:

1. Hold the earbuds in the case. Don’t leave them lying around outside. Always hold them within the case because the earbuds consume charge quickly every second they are outside. It also protects against damage and loss and ensures your earbuds are consistently charged and always ready for use.

2. Don’t tamper with the case. Continually opening and closing the case affects durability and consumes a substantial amount of charge. Every time you open the case, the earbud will try to pair with your mobile phone, which consumes charge.

3. Use one earbud at a time. Unless you’re an audiophile, you can easily use only one earbud and switch it once it’s out of charge. It can help to save on the consumption of electricity.

Using a Different Charger
Can I use an ordinary mobile phone charger to charge the earbuds?

Yes, you can use a mobile charger to charge the earbuds.

The USB cables are assembled to the USB standard and can, therefore, fulfil your charging needs. If you have a phone with fast charging support, however, I suggest that you read the earbuds’ product guide or manual to see if it’s safe to use a fast charger to charge your earbuds.

Indicator Light
How can you tell when your wireless earbuds are fully charged?

All wireless earbuds work differently.

But, typically, the earbuds show a charge indicator light once the earbuds are charged completely. This light is normally either red or green, where a red light indicates a low battery level, and a green light indicates that the earbuds are fully charged.

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