How to see the battery of Bluetooth headphones: You connected some Bluetooth headphones to your smartphone or tablet, would you like to know the status of their battery but can’t figure out where to find this data? If this is the case, you will be happy to know that, in today’s guide, you will find all the information you need to succeed in your intent.
In the next chapters, in fact, I will illustrate you in detail how to see the battery of Bluetooth headphones from your smartphone, tablet or PC. Not only will I explain how to do this through the features built into the operating systems of these devices, but I will also give you some useful tips to monitor the battery level of the headphones via third-party apps.
If you can’t wait to start reading this guide of mine, all you have to do is dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me: therefore, sit down comfortably and carefully read all the suggestions and indications that I will give you in the next paragraphs. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read!
Before explaining to you how to see the battery of Bluetooth headphones on your smartphone or tablet, I need to provide you with some information that may help you understand this topic better.
You must know, in fact, that it is possible to see the battery status of the Bluetooth headphones directly on the smartphone or tablet, thanks to the native integration of this feature.
Starting from Android 8.1 and above and from iOS 9 and latermobile devices support the battery level identification functionality of connected Bluetooth devices.
This means that you will not need to install apps to view the battery status of the Bluetooth headphones, also because often with the latter the result is not guaranteed, with the consequence of also running into problems with the stability of the wireless connection between the headphones and the smartphone / tablet.
But I have to warn you: while this built-in feature is available on Android and iOS / iPadOS, there may be cases where you will still not be able to view the battery status of the Bluetooth headphones.
The main cause, in most cases, is to be attributed to the headphones themselves, which may not be equipped with the technology Bluetooth 4.0 (or higher) or simply because the manufacturer has not integrated the service BAS (Battery Service) in the profile GATT (Generic Attribute Profile) within the protocol of the device’s wireless connectivity interface (net of technical terms, this means that the headphones do not “tell” the smartphone or tablet what their charge status is).
Having said that, in the next chapters I will show you how to see the battery status of Bluetooth headphones on both Android and iPhone / iPad. As for Android, I will also point you to some third party apps that may help you on some occasions.
How to see the battery of Bluetooth headphones on Android
If you want to know how to see the battery of bluetooth headphones on androidas I have already explained to you in introductory chapteryou can carry out this operation easily, thanks to the presence of the specific functionality integrated in smartphones and tablets with Android 8.1 or later.
All you need to do is simply connect the headphones to your mobile device and you will see the battery status icon of the headphones at the top edge of the display, along with the other system icons.
Therefore, the first thing you need to do is to enable Bluetooth on your smartphone / tablet. To do this, launch the app Settings (L’gear icon present on the home screen or in the app drawer), select the items Device connection> Bluetooth and move up ON the lever next to the wording Bluetooth.
Once this is done, turn on the headphones and hold down the pairing button (refer to the instruction manual of the headphones to identify it), until the built-in LED starts flashing. At this point, on the device screen, in the previous section Bluetoothyou will be shown the name of the headphones.
Now, all you have to do is press on the first name of the headphones and then on confirmation button that is shown to you in the message on the screen, in order to validate the connection.
If you have followed the instructions I have given you to the letter, in the area of the screen at the top you will see abattery status icon also flanked by the Bluetooth iconindicating that this is the battery level status of the newly connected wireless device.
If your smartphone or tablet is equipped with a Android version earlier than 8.1then you have to rely on free third-party apps, such as BatONto view its charge status.
As I anticipated in the introduction of this guide, unfortunately third-party apps do not often guarantee a satisfactory result. Take this into consideration in case you run into any problems.
To use this app, download it from Play Store and perform the same procedure that I indicated in the previous paragraphs to pair the Bluetooth headphones to the smartphone / tablet. At this point, launch the app BatONgrant the permissions relating to access to the device features and, on the main screen, you will see the list of connected wireless devices, with their battery level.
Finally, I want to point out that, in case you need to use AirPods Apple with your Android smartphone or tablet, you can also use some apps created specifically for them.
In this regard, you can make use of the free app AirDroid which allows you to view, via the pop-up box or in the Android Notification Center, the battery status of both the earphones and the case. If you want to know more about this topic, I suggest you read my guide on how to use AirPods on Android.
How to see the battery of Bluetooth headphones on iPhone
For see the battery of Bluetooth headphones on iPhone or up iPadthe procedure is simple and does not require the installation of any third-party app, as the Apple operating system, starting from the version iOS 9 and laterallows you to check this status.
Obviously, the headphones that you are going to connect to the Apple device must have the requirements I mentioned in the introductory chapter. Otherwise, you will only see an icon that identifies the link, without showing you the battery level.
The first thing you need to do is pair the headphones to your iPhone / iPad: to do this, enable the Bluetooth interface by starting the app Settings of iOS / iPadOS and moving on ON the lever in the section Bluetooth or by pressing the button with the B. stylized in the iOS Control Center.
At this point, activate the pairing in the Bluetooth headphones by pressing the pairing button. Once this is done, the name of the headphones will be displayed in the Bluetooth section of the Apple device: tap on it and confirm the connection.
If everything went right, you will see theheadphones icon with the battery status next to it in the upper area of the iPhone / iPad display. As for the AirPodsInstead, all you have to do is open their case to display the pop-up box with the battery level of the headphones and the case itself on the iPhone / iPad display (the screen must not be turned off).
At this point, if you want to see the battery percentage of the connected devices, you can also add the appropriate one widget. How? I’ll explain it to you immediately. On the first page of the iOS / iPadOS home screen, swipe from left to right, in order to view the section of the widget of the Apple operating system.
Now, scroll the screen and tap the button Edit. In the new section that is shown to you, press the icon (+) that you find next to the item Batteries and press the button end, up. Returning to the widget section from the Home screen, you will be able to view the battery percentage of the Bluetooth devices connected to the iPhone / iPad. Convenient, right?
How to see the battery of the Bluetooth headphones from a PC
To see the battery status of the headphones on Windows 10click on the button Start (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and access the Windows settingsby pressing on the icon in the shape ofgear next to the menu that has opened.
In the next window, go to Devicesthen on Bluetooth and other devices (in the left sidebar), locate the first name of yours headphones and click on it: an indicator with the charge status of the device should appear.
Note: in order for the battery detection of the headphones to take place correctly, they must be compatible with profiles other than the HFP one (e.g. BLE), otherwise the data in question will not be viewable.
How to see the battery of Bluetooth headphones from Mac
Also macOS allows you to view the charge status of the Bluetooth headphones. Generally, just click on thespeaker present in the menu bar, top right, and check the indicator next to the name of the headphones. If there is no speaker icon in the menu bar, you can activate it by going to System Preferences> Sound and checking the box Show volume in the menu bar.
Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences (the icon in the shape ofgear placed on the bar Dock), then in Bluetooth and display the indicator with the charging status of the headphones next to the name of the headphones.
As for compatibility and profiles, the same information I gave you in the chapter dedicated to Windows.