If you are one of those who bought the $159 Apple Airpods in the year 2016 or 2017 and your Airpods are dying way too fast than they used to last longer and you hear a message alert “battery depleted” there’s a bad news Apple Store don’t fix them even though the company promises “battery service” the store doesn’t have any idea how to fix them.
Launched in December 2016, Apple Airpods have attracted millions of customers around the world because of their convenience, comfort, and obviously sound quality. Each of those white sticks includes a rechargeable battery that can last up to two years most and after that either you drop them to Apple Store for new discounted replacements or just wait for them to die ultimately.
Apple doesn’t deny that the lithium-ion batteries inside the Airpods die as mentioned on its website “All rechargeable batteries have a limited life span and may eventually need to be serviced or recycled” and it’s common for phones and laptops to get battery replacements. In 2018, when Apple announced to replace phone batteries for $29, Apple stores were packed with customers to get their iPhone battery replaced.
If you’re having any problems with your Apple Airpods you must read these terms of Apple:
- If your AirPods are less than a year old and the battery is not performing up to the promised five hours of listening time, an Apple store will replace them at no cost.
- If you have just purchased new Airpods then you can purchase AppleCare+ warranty for $29 which extends your product warranty to up to two years.
- If your Airpods are out of warranty then Apple Store will replace them for $49 per stick so a total of $98 will get you new Airpods and the charging case will be replaced for $49 but it performs well than the Airpods so you don’t need to get them replaced.
In Samsung Galaxy Buds priced at $129, iFixit found a way to pop open them and says that their batteries are replaceable and offer to provide replacement batteries for $29 but Samsung officially doesn’t offer the repair option.