Troubleshooting Tips for When Your AirPods Max Won’t Charge

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Are you having difficulty getting your AirPods Max to charge? If so, you’re not alone. Many AirPods Max owners have experienced this same issue. Fortunately, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to get your AirPods Max charging again.

First off, make sure that your AirPods Max is connected to the correct power source. The AirPods Max require a USB-C charger that outputs 20V or higher. If the charger isn’t compatible, the charging process may be interrupted or interrupted completely.

Next, check and see if your USB-C port is working properly by connecting it to another device and trying to charge it. If the port isn’t functioning properly, or if it’s blocked by debris, then this could be preventing your AirPods Max from charging correctly.

If the USB-C port appears to be working correctly, try resetting your AirPods Max by pressing and holding both the noise control button and the Digital Crown until the LED light flashes amber. Once it turns white, release both buttons and give it a few seconds for the reset process to complete.

Finally, if all else fails, contact Apple Support for assistance in resolving this issue. They may have additional advice on how best to get your AirPods Max charging again.

We hope these tips have been helpful in getting your AirPods Max up and running again!

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Troubleshooting AirPods Max That Won’t Turn On

If your AirPods Max won’t turn on, you can try resetting them. To do this, press and hold the Noise Control Button and the Digital Crown simultaneously for three seconds until the LED light turns amber. Then, wait three more seconds until the LED light turns white and release both buttons. If this doesn’t work, try plugging your AirPods Max into a power source using the included Lightning to USB-C cable. If they still won’t turn on after that, you may need to take them in for service.

Troubleshooting AirPods That Are Not Charging

1. Make sure the charging case has more than 10% battery.
2. Remove and reinsert the AirPods in the charging case.
3. Clean the tail and the charging port of both your AirPods and the charging case with a soft, lint-free cloth.
4. Reset your AirPods by pressing and holding the button on the back of the charging case for at least 15 seconds until you see the status light flashing amber.
5. Put your AirPods back in their charging case and make sure that they’re seated properly, then close it for at least 30 minutes to charge them fully.

Replacing the Battery in AirPods Max

Yes, the AirPods Max are eligible for a battery replacement if you have AppleCare+ for Headphones and the battery holds less than 80% of its original capacity. With AppleCare+ coverage, we can replace both the AirPods Max and the Charging Case batteries. To start your battery replacement process, plese contact Apple Support at 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753) or visit an Apple Store.

Checking the Charging Status of AirPod Max

To check if your AirPods Max are charging, hold them close to your device, wait a few seconds, or press the noise control button. You can also check the charge status of your AirPods Max with the Batteries widget on your iOS device. When your AirPods Max are charging, an animated lightning bolt should appear next to their name in the widget. Additionally, you may hear a sound indicating that they have been connected to power and are charging. Once fully charged, the lightning bolt should disappear and you will receive an audio notification when they reach 100% battery life.

Turning On AirPod Max Manually

To manually turn on your AirPod Max, press and hold the noise control button on the side of the headphones for about five seconds until the light flashes white. Then, open the Bluetooth settings on your Apple Watch and tap AirPods Max to connect them. You shoud hear a sound once they are connected.

The Meaning of White Light on AirPods Max

The white light on AirPods Max indicates that the headphones are in pairing mode. To enter pairing mode, press and hold the noise control button (located on the back of the right ear cup) for 10 seconds. Once in pairing mode, you’ll be able to connect your AirPods Max to a compatible device.


In conclusion, if your AirPods Max won’t charge, it could be a sign of a hardware issue or a software issue. You can try resetting the AirPods Max to factory settings by pressing and holding the Noise Control Button and Digital Crown unil the LED light turns white. If that doesn’t work, you may need to seek professional help to get your AirPods Max working properly again.

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