How to check your AirPods battery on Android

If you are using AirPods with an Android phone, it is possible to check the battery level of the earphones and the case. Here’s how.

AirPods are popular among most iPhone users. However, if you use them with an Android phone to listen to music or take calls, you’re missing out on some of their features: the inability to natively monitor the battery level of your AirPods is one of them.

But do not worry. We’ll show you a quick and easy way to see your AirPods battery on Android.

Check Your AirPods Battery on Android Using OpenPods

Apple AirPods have an LED on the charging case. Among other things, it’s there to give you a general idea of ​​your AirPods’ battery level: green means it’s fully charged, while amber means there’s less than a single full charge left.

As you can see, however, it’s not very reliable because you can’t see the actual battery levels. And hence, this justifies the need for a dedicated app.

OpenPods is one such app. It allows you to easily monitor the battery of your AirPods on your Android device. OpenPods is free and open-source, and you can download it directly from the F-Droid app store – not the official Play Store – for licensing reasons.

Alternatively, you can download its APK file from the F-Droid website and install it manually using our Android app download guide.

Download: F-Droid (Free)

Download: OpenPods (free)

Set up and use OpenPods

With OpenPods installed on your phone, launch the app and grant it access to all required permissions. OpenPods will be minimized and an AirPods icon will appear in the device’s status bar.

Pull down the notification panel. Here you will see a notification for OpenPods. Tap the down arrow on this notification to expand it.

OpenPods will show you connected AirPods and the charge they hold. If the AirPods are taken out of their charging case and the case is also open, you will see the battery levels of the earbuds and the charging case. On the other hand, if you only took the AirPods out of the charging case, OpenPods will only show the battery levels of the left and right earbuds.

Finally, when you put the AirPods back in the charging case and close it, OpenPods understands that they are not connected and does not show you the battery status. However, as soon as you open the case and the AirPods connect to your phone, the app sees that your AirPods are connected and shows you its battery levels again.

Of course, that means OpenPods continues to run in the background even when your AirPods aren’t connected, which translates to increased battery consumption. However, OpenPods offers a battery saver option, accessible from the app settings, which you can enable if you feel the app is consuming too much battery.

Easily know when your AirPods are running out of charge on your Android phone

OpenPods makes it easy to check your AirPods battery levels on Android. Using it, you can easily keep an eye on when your AirPods are running out of battery. This way you can recharge them in time and have them ready to use when you need them later.

Although the AirPods work great with Android, the lack of built-in support for showing battery level is one of the few quirks you have to deal with.