AirPods are pretty durable, and it’s rare to break them unless you deliberately try to. Despite its durability, it’s always important to be able to fix an electronic product just in case. Apple has had a reputation for not being exactly easy when it comes to repairs, opting to encourage users to purchase new products instead of repairing the ones they already have. So when it came to light that certain users were receiving an issue with their AirPods Pro 2 battery, a few started to worry. If you’ve experienced the AirPods Pro 2 battery bug, you may be wondering how to fix it if there’s a solution out there. Read on to find out more about the bug and if AirPods are repairable.
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What Is the AirPods Pro 2 Battery Bug?
The AirPods Pro 2 battery bug is an error that alerts users that their portable earphones are running out of battery. They’ll receive three notifications in quick succession saying: “Item battery is low: replace the battery on the left soon.” and repeat that with the right ear and case. While this isn’t anything that will completely ruin your listening experience, it definitely is annoying. No one wants to purchase an expensive product only to experience a bunch of errors and bugs right away. This error occurs both on Mac and iOS devices, however some users have been experiencing it more on their macOS devices compared to their iPhones or iPads.
Is the AirPods Pro 2 Battery Bug Fixable?
There is some good news: many believe that the AirPods Pro 2 battery bug is an easy fix with a software update. Since the bug seemingly only occurs on macOS, updating to Ventura or later (depending on when you’re reading this article) should fix everything. The core root of the issue is that your iOS device or Mac is mistaking the AirPods Pro 2 as an AirTag, creating the bug you get. The actual physical battery is in perfect condition, so there’s no need to go for a physical repair or ask AppleCare. We suggest you wait for a hotfix or a software update that will address these connectivity issues.
Can You Fix AirPods?
Many in the industry know just how hard it is to repair AirPods – if not impossible. Some in the consumer electronics repair industry claim the AirPods (especially the AirPods Pro) are the “most annoying earphones”. While they provide great sound and comfort, it is true that they’re notoriously hard to repair. First, you’d have to open up each individual earpiece. You’ll have to crack open the earphone to reveal the battery. And if you got that far, then the driver is already toast, deeming the device useless.
As for the case, the only way you can get into the device is by obliterating the plastic. To open up the case and reach the battery and inner mechanics, you’ll need to use tools to pry it open, which can be dangerous both to yourself and the device. So if you were to experience actual physical hardware issues with your AirPods, such as an interference with the AirPlay connectivity or quick battery depletion, you may be in trouble. It would be hard to find a technician that would willingly work on repairing your AirPods, thanks in part to the device’s notorious reputation.