Apple’s new Airpods Max headphones have become the most discussed topic recently as some users are now facing excessive battery drain issues. And, the problem seems to appear when the headphones are not in use. Read on to know why AirPods Max users are experiencing battery issues and how to fix it.
Ever since the AirPods Max headphones were launched, there’s been a lot of doubt about its 20 hours of listening time. But now, many AirPods Max users are reporting an unusual battery drain issue on their devices. And, this even happens when the AirPods Max is inside its smart case.
Apple AirPods Max Battery Drain Issues
Personally, I’ve been using my AirPods Max for a few days and also run into some severe battery drain. For instance, I remember putting the AirPods Max back into the case when they were around 70% battery. Then, the next morning I just got a notification on my iPhone that the headphones only had 5% left.
Well, cases like this aren’t rare! You can easily find one on social media or tech forums. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the AirPods Max weren’t connecting to any device during this time. Meanwhile, some users have suggested that the reason behind this could be related to the lack of a power button. In fact, when the AirPods Max first launched, people were very confused about this. It is simply because there is basically no way to make sure that you can force the headphones to conserve battery mode.
According to a support document, Apple clarified that the AirPods Max are designed to enter into a “low power mode” after 5 minutes of being left stationary. Therefore, the device can stay in low power mode for 3 days, followed by an “ultra-low” power state that cuts off Bluetooth and Find My iPhone.
Besides, the company also explained that the AirPods Max are designed to go into low power mode immediately even when it’s in the smart case. Despite that, users are still seeing excessive battery drain overnight ( around 10-90% battery drain in just 1 night).
Overall, while it seems like the AirPods Max are having a battery issue due to the lack of a physical power-off switch, this might be just a software error. We hope this is just some bug because Apple can address it by releasing a new update.
How to Fix Apple AirPods Max Battery Drain Issue
In case you are suffering a similar issue with your AirPods Max, here are some possible fixes. Follow these steps to stop the AirPods Max overnight battery drain.
Reset your AirPods Max to factory settings
- Press and hold the Digital Crown and Noise control switch at the same time for 15 seconds.
- Wait until an orange light appears to indicate a restart.
- Keep holding the buttons until they show a white light which confirms that your headphones have been reset to factory settings.
Note: Make sure your headphones have some charge in them before doing this.
Disconnect the AirPods Max
Simply disconnect your AirPods Max from other devices by going into the Bluetooth settings. Then, you can reconnect to see if it fixes the problem. Besides, we recommend using your headphones with only one device at a time if facing this battery drain issue.
Update the latest AirPods Max firmware
- Put your AirPods in its charging case.
- Plug the case into a power source via the Lighting to USB cable.
- Pair your iOS device with your AirPods and keep them close to each other. Make sure the iOS device is connected to the internet.
- Once your AirPods Max is set up, the update will start automatically.
Note: You can check the update by going to Setting > General > About > AirPods or AirPods Pro.
The Bottom Line
A lot of users have reported the issue gets fixed once it goes back to factory settings. Unfortunately, these are just temporary fixes. We’ll keep an eye on this issue, so stay tuned for more info. Nevertheless, we’re pretty sure Apple will be fixing this soon and will keep you posted on all the latest updates about this.
Have you successfully fixed the battery drain issue on your AirPods Max? Let us know about it in the comments!