How to Fix AirPods Pro 2 Slow Wireless Charging Issue

Having a wireless charging issue with your newly bought AirPods Pro 2? Are you experiencing slow to no charging when trying to power up your AirPods Pro 2 using Apple Watch MagSafe charger. No need to panic, here’s a guide on how to fix AirPods Pro 2 slow wireless charging issue. 

Migrating from wired to wireless charging is a rousing upgrade for nowadays gadget, whereas issues evolving around this new upgrade raging from inactive or slow transmission of the electromagnetic waves between the device and it charging pad may seem massive, though it comes with Pro’s like less overheating, universal compatibility and safer connection but still having your device placed on a charging pad without adding a significant battery percentage for hours is excruciating.

How to fix AirPods Pro 2 slow wireless charging Issue

Slow wireless charging Issue has been reported by AirPods Pro 2 (second generation) users on social media, experiencing the same issue. Try out the below fix which might work for you.

How to Fix AirPods Pro 2 Slow Wireless Charging Issue

AirPods Pro 2 slow charging issue both wired and wireless might be caused by enormous factors which may include outdated Firmware version, using low wattage charger or charging with third-party charger. To solve this;

Update your Firmware version

Following the initial release of AirPods Pro 2 Apple takes a step with minor day-one rollout of AirPods 5A377 Firmware which is only made available for the latest second generation AirPods as other versions won’t detect the update.

However Apple hasn’t affirmed the main functions of AirPods 5A377 Firmware by not releasing any Developer notes for this update, though it was released alongside watchOS 9.0.1 which likely serves the same function “Bug fixing”.

Initially, AirPods firmware updates are installed automatically but you can force update by following the below steps; 

  • Firstly check your AirPods Pro 2 current firmware version, to do that; connect your AirPods to iPhone successfully. Navigate to Settings >> AirPods Pro settings >> stroll to version and tap.
  • If your Firmware version is yet to be updated you’ll be seeing the prior versions, something around 4E71.

To force update your AirPods Pro 2; connect the charging case to a power outlet with AirPods in place, connected to iPhone and lid open.

Close the lid while you wait patiently to be fully charged (100%) then reconnect and confirm your firmware version. Boom! AirPods 5A377 Firmware now at hand.

Try High Wattage Charger

To ensure fast charging of your AirPods Pro 2 when using either the Lightning to USB-C cable or Apple Watch MagSafe charger, you can use a 20W power adapter as a proper accessory to fast charge your AirPods. 

Avoid Third-party Charger

It’s recommended to use the Lightning to USB-C cable shipped with the AirPods Pro 2 while charging it which may charge it accordingly using the expected wattage rate by the manufacturer.

AirPods Pro charging with lid closed

Hope you’ve managed to troubleshoot your AirPods Pro 2 slow wired and wireless charging issue? Having a suggestion or fix you might like us to cover, let us know in the comment section. 

Related: Having a connectivity issue with your second generation AirPods Pro. Check out our explanatory guide on how to fix AirPods Pro 2 stop working unexpectedly; keep disconnecting.

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