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What Do The Light Colors On The Airpods Case Mean? – [Answered]

If you have just picked up a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro you are likely wondering what do the light colors on the AirPods case mean. There are different colored lights, red, green and white and sometimes the lights will flash. Each of these states means something different for your AirPods.

Let’s jump in and take a look at what the colored lights on your AirPods mean.

Where Is The Status Light On Airpods?

The status light on AirPods Generation 1 & 2 can be found when you open the case. The light is situated between the two AirPods. You can see exactly where the light is in the image below. It is hard to miss when you open your AirPods case.

If you are using Airpods Pro with a wireless charging case you will find the light on the outside of the case, just below the lid.

What Do The Colored Lights On The Airpods Case Mean?

The light on the AirPods case is designed to let you know the current state of your AirPods and case. The colors of light mean different things when the AirPods are in the case, out of the case and on the charge. Let’s jump in and take a look.

When Airpods Are In The Case

Green Light – If you are seeing a green light with your AirPods in the case, this means that the case and the AirPods are currently fully charged.

Orange Light – If you are seeing an orange light while your AirPods are in the case it means your AirPods are not fully charged and the case has started charging them.

When AirPods Are Not In The Case

Green Light – If you are seeing a green light in your case when your AirPods are not there it means that your case is currently fully charged.

Orange Light – If you are seeing an orange light without your AirPods present it means that the case has less than 1 full charge remaining. This is when you should charge your case.

When Airpods Are Connected To Power

Green Light – If you are seeing a green light while plugged into power it means that your Airpods and case are fully charged. You can unplug them.

Orange Light – If you are seeing an orange light when plugged in it means that your Airpods are currently charging.

Other Lights

White Light – If you are seeing a flashing white light it means your AirPods are ready to pair. This happens when you hold down the pairing button on the back of your case.

Flashing Orange Light – This means that there is something wrong with your AirPods and they are having problems pairing. To fix this you will need to reset your AirPods.

No Light – If you see no light on your AirPods it means that your AirPods and case are completely dead. You will need to plug into a power source to charge them.

Wrapping Up

That’s everything you need to know about the lights on your AirPods. It is mostly self-explanatory. if you have a green light you have plenty of charge and are ready to go. If you have an orange light you should consider plugging into charge when you next get a chance.

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