This Android app lets you view the remaining battery of your Apple AirPods, BeatsX earbuds

This Android app lets you view the remaining battery of your Apple AirPods, BeatsX earbuds
Got an Android device? Got AirPods?

For many, this unholy combo is not an uncommon one as Apple's AirPods are actually not-too-shabby wireless earbuds that work well with just about any phone out there. But as you might expect, Apple's AirPods connected to an Android device don't give you the same level of functionalities that an iOS device would, and one of the glaring missing features is battery level. 

You'd agree that this is a pretty important aspect of wireless earbuds, and thanks to the endless mental resource of do-good developers, Android users that flaunt AirPods now have a free tool that will report back the headphones' battery level. Dubbed AirBattery, the app will show you detailed battery levels of each separate AirPod and their charging case, but they also work with the BeatsX. The developer states that future updates to the app will score support for the Beats Studio 3 Wireless, Beats Solo 3 Wireless, and Powerbeats 3 - the more, the merrier.


Of course, this one being third-party software, a few limitations are present, namely the fact that the battery life will only be reported in 10% increments, i.e. full battery, 95%, 85%, 75%, and so on, but that's a minor issue. Overall, a must-have for AirPods users on Android.

Download AirBattery here


AirBattery interface
AirBattery interface
AirBattery interface

AirBattery interface






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14 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1587; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice. now if only Apple would let me place a cover over the airpods so they fit in my ear & stay there & still fit in the charger, more would buy them like me.

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1373; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

To be honest my only big gripe with Airpods is their subpar sound quality. Stupid volume control, track skipping and low battery life, that is something I would be able to accept. I own many headphones, probably close to 30 pairs, but I never waste my money on something that does not even sound good to begin with.

10. c.m.s

Posts: 217; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Good sound is something subjective. I own quite a few headphones myself, use them for different situations but since I bought AirPods they have become my goto headphones for everyday use. They are not the best sounding ones in my opinion but they sound good enough. What make me pick them is the easy of use. Love that they stop playing when I take one out or start playing when i put them in. They fit perfect, hardly notice I have them on and the do not fall out whatever I do. The range is great, battery life also (and does not take long to charge). They are easy worth the money. And i'm certainly they only one who thinks that. You see these everywhere where I live and they are hard to find in stock.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1373; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I would certainly not say that headphones without easy ability to raise volume or skip the track are easy to use. Airpods to me are not comfortable, that cheap plastic that goes in my ear certainly does not help the comfort. Believe it or not, but they are in stock in every shop I know here. Nobody I know uses them, I am the only one who gave them at least a chance. BTW Good sound is not subjective, balance of the frequencies is. Good headphones can play any music style - ask my Fostex TH900 or Senns HD800... for example.

12. c.m.s

Posts: 217; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Of course its subjective. All the high-end headphones do not sound the same. You can’t say one sound character is ”better” than the other. AirPod were sold out pretty much everywhere during christmas, there are alot of articles about that. Just Google it. And watch MKBHDs video about Android alternatives to AirPods, he laughed at AirPods when they came, he is not laughing anymore ;) Its ok if you don’t like them but just face the fact that alot of people really do.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1373; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I don't really need to face fact that people like them, I know, we all saw some sales figures. Many people buy garbage sounding products, it's a fact. All I am doing is when some say they are good, I as an owner of good headphones state the obvious, that they are not. They were not sold out in my country. As I was saying sound quality vs. characteristic.

14. c.m.s

Posts: 217; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Again, I’m also a ”hifi”-nerd with multiple ”higher-end” headphones. I don’t think AirPods are the best sounding headphones out there for the price but _alot_ of people including me find them extremly convinient and with good enough sound (in my opinion) to leave my better sounding in-ear at home most of the time. You don’t have to agree, that’s completely fine :) But it not a garbage product just because you don’t like them.

3. _nundo

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 07, 2018

I love comments like this, specially comments that trash a product they have never tried or own. I own a pair of airpods myself and can tell you they are worth every penny. Specially if you own an iPhone/Apple, as for Android users ... Apps like these help, I also just recently started using this app and it's worth paying to unlock it. If you own 30 pairs of headphones, it seems like you are someone who expects ALOT for amount you pay. Buy a pair and then comment on them

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

All I see is you trashing at other's comment.. But please learn how to use reply button first..

9. japkoslav

Posts: 1373; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I wrote - I won't buy them, that does not mean I haven't tested them. Plus I do own Apple products if you are curious. For hands-free usage Airpods are really decent, but as headphones they are subpar.

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Who on earth would buy airpods to use with an android.....bad fit, poor sound....only half of the smart functionality....

8. _nundo

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 07, 2018

Believe it or not a lot of people including myself. I am one of the few that prefer earpods and earpods. Fit is great compared to in the ear buds. Sound isn't bad. Whether you are using them with Android or Apple devices, functionality is pretty similar. With an iPhone you can only see battery levels, unless you have an Apple watch you'll be able to control volume without using your phone.. maybe next generation airpods will improve in features

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