Bluetooth Headphone Battery Full Guide

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There is nothing worse than your Bluetooth headphone battery life being bad. We have all been there—a busy day at the office, or a weekend filled with tasks from your to-do list, and your wireless headphones stop working just as you set foot on the subway or set off on your Monday morning jog. You forget how important it is, or even how to check, your headphone battery.

This frustration is worse if you are having to charge your headphones as often as your iPhone. Your headphones might usually last anywhere from 5 hours per charge (usually, these are True Wireless headphones that need recharging in a case) to up to 40 hours per charge.

If your Bluetooth headphone battery life is regularly less than advertised, and your headphones are above 6 months old, you might be considering Bluetooth headphone battery replacement. You may even want to attempt this procedure yourself.

Read this blog to find out the best way to check your headphones battery, on Apple and Android phones as well as computers. We also look at the easiest way to deal with the situation when the batteries need replacing.

Bluetooth Headphones Battery Overviews

Each type of Bluetooth headphone requires a different type of battery. This is a matter of practicality: a big headphone battery will not fit into a True Wireless earbud, and nor would a battery from an earbud power your over-ear headphones.

It is best to look at them in each headphone category, so you can skip to the most necessary one: wireless over-ear headphones (like SoundSurge 85), wireless in-ear headphones (like SoundElite 71), and True Wireless headphones (like SoundLiberty 79).


Most batteries are shaped like a rectangle, while most earbuds and earcups are oval or round. Optimal battery use, with smaller, precision-built batteries that use the most capacity is therefore found in higher end headphones and may cost you a premium. The best way to deal with this is to do your research and shop around.

1.   Wireless over-ear headphone battery

TaoTronics headphones SoundSurge 60 - Bluetooth headphone battery life
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  • Battery life: Up to 40 hours before you need to recharge.
  • Charging time: Maximum of two hours. In some cases, you only need 45 minutes for a full charge!
  • Charging speed: Most should come with fast charging—if they don’t, it probably is not worth your money in the modern market.

What should you do if your Bluetooth headset powers off?

You will be able to tell if your headphones power off as you will no longer be able to listen to hi-fi audio or use the noise cancelling elements of your headphones. When this is the case, charge your headphones by plugging them into a power source. Most of the time, you will need a USB-A or USB-C cable for this.

2. Wireless in-ear headphone battery

TaoTronics headphones SoundElite 71 - Bluetooth headphone battery life
SoundElite 71 will keep you motivated through any workout.
  • Battery life: Up to around 20 hours before needing to be recharged via USB.
  • Charging time: Around an hour should give you enough juice for your commute, longer for multi-day wear.
  • Charging speed: Some have fast charging, with two hours playback on a five-minute charge.

What should you do if your Bluetooth headset powers off?

If you hear that distinctive noise telling you that your headphones are running out of battery, don’t panic! Simply plug them into a power source via USB and give them enough time to recharge.

3. True Wireless headphone battery

TaoTronics headphones SoundLiberty 53- Bluetooth headphone battery life
SoundLiberty 53 hold up to an amazing 40 hours charge in their pocket-sized rechargeable case.
  • Battery life: Around 5 hours before needs to be recharged in the charging case. An excellent charging case will hold around 8 charges, taking you to around 40 hours of playback before the case itself needs charging again. Learn more about True Wireless Bluetooth Headphone Battery Life!
  • Charging time: Anywhere up to around 2.5 hours for a full charge.
  • Charging speed: Does your case use fast charging? If so, it will rocket through to full power. Charging your case in any other scenario will take a few hours.

What should you do if your Bluetooth headset powers off?

If your battery powers down and you are no longer able to hear your music, you should place the True Wireless headphones into your charging case. If the charging case has run out of battery, you should charge it via USB.

Tips and Suggestions for Changing a Bluetooth Headphone Battery

We do not recommend that you replace your Bluetooth headphone battery yourself. This is for a few reasons:

  1. You may void the warranty.
  2. Earbuds are quite small, and when opening the casing you may damage your headphone internal workings. This can make them uncomfortable to wear, as well.
  3. If your headphones are waterproof, you may damage the waterproof seal when you open the casing.
  4. It is unnecessarily placing yourself in a situation of potential danger.
  5. The cost and time spent often does not outweigh the cost and ease of buying new headphones.

If your headphones come without rechargeable batteries and you need to replace them, you should consult the device manual for more information and a step-by-step guide specific to your headphones.

How to Extend Your Bluetooth Headphone Battery Life

Don’t Overcharge: Your headphones need only a few hours (mostly 2 to 3, but sometimes as low as 45 minutes) to reach full charge. Try not to charge more than necessary or for longer than is needed. Do not leave your headphones charging overnight, for instance.

Keep the Magic Ratio: Ideally, you should keep your electronic devices charged between 20% and 80%. Letting the charge rise or fall outside of this can reduce your battery life.

Turn Your Headphones Off When Not in Use: While this might not extend your Bluetooth headphone battery life overall, it will definitely help with your day-to-day usage.

Turn Off Noise Cancelling Features: Noise cancelling will drain your battery quicker than standard use. If you need your headphones to last for longer, only use the noise cancellation feature when necessary.

How to Check Bluetooth Devices Battery Life Using Settings

At TaoTronics, we want using your headphones to be easy. That is why we have made it simple to check your headphone battery on a range of devices that use both IOS and Android systems. Whether you are on a PC or your mobile, this guide will tell you how to check your Bluetooth headphone battery.

Windows 10

Step 1: Open Settings, then press “Window Key +I” and click on the “Device”

Step 2: Go to the left-pane menu and click the “Bluetooth &other device”

Step 3: Under “Mouse, keyboard, open”, you will see a battery percentage indicator on the right side.


Option 1

Step 1: Click the Apple icon and then “System Preferences” from the menu bar.

Step 2: Select “Bluetooth.”

Step 3: Mark the checkbox for “Show Bluetooth” in menu bar.

Step 4: To check battery levels, click the “Bluetooth” button from the menu bar. Select your device and the pop-out menu will display the battery level.

Option 2: Other Devices (e.g. Magic Keyboard)

Step 1: Click Apple icon > System Preferences from the menu bar.

Step 2: Select the Keyboard.

Step 3: At the bottom of the window, you’ll see the Keyboard battery level.

Android Phone

Step 1: Pair and connect a Bluetooth device to your Android phone.

Step 2: Open up the Settings app and go to “Connect Devices.”

Step 3: Tap on the word “Bluetooth” (not the switch next to it) and you will see complete list of all connected devices and their battery level.

Compatible Bluetooth Devices on iOS Phone

Step 1: Open the Bluetooth function of your phone and pair your Bluetooth device.

Step 2: Open the “Today View” Settings and click the “Edit” button.

Step 3: Once in the “Add Widgets” menu, tap the green plus (+) icon next to the “Batteries” widget under “More Widgets.”

Step 4: Then you can check the battery using situation on “Today” view.

The Features of TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphone Battery

TaoTronics headphones SoundSurge 60, SoundLiberty 77 - Bluetooth headphone battery life
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At TaoTronics, we want your wireless or True Wireless headphone battery to last as long as you do. That is why we make sure that our headphones and earbuds run at maximum capacity for as long as possible.

Our True Wireless earbuds offer around 5 hours of playback (40 hours with the charging case).

Our wireless over-ear headphones hold an incredible 40 hours of charge as well, and our wireless in-ear will see you through all your weekly workouts with around 16-20 hours of playback on each full charge.

The Quickest Charge

Are you a forgetful person, or someone with an incredibly busy lifestyle? We are here to help.

Our amazing fast charge feature lets you give your headphones a quick boost. Simply plug applicable headphones in to charge for five minutes and they will give you two hours of playback, perfect for any commute home and any workout. These headphones also get a full charge in only 45 minutes. You won’t have to worry about waiting around for your headphones to charge again.


Checking the battery life on your headphones is simple. Replacing your headphone battery is not. If your Bluetooth headphones seem to be running out of battery faster than usual, you should contact the person who sold it to you and ask about getting the battery replaced under warranty. If this is not possible, the easiest route is often to buy a new pair of headphones.

Shop the full TaoTronics headphone range today!

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Rebecca Lee has a penchant for writing about all things audio-related for TaoTronics. Her editorial endeavors include testing out the latest headphones to write in-depth product reviews that benefit our readers.

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