[Updated] AirPods Pro 2 case 'excessive battery drain' issue troubles some, Apple looking into it (potential workaround inside)

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on December 7, 2022) follows:

The AirPods Pro 2 arrived this year to occupy the throne in Apple’s catalog of TWS earphones. As its name suggests, they are an improved version of the successful original AirPods Pro.

According to Apple, the AirPods Pro 2 boast better audio quality, more powerful ANC and a much higher autonomy compared to the first model. They promote them as the ideal companion for iOS devices.

Like other TWS earphones, the AirPods Pro 2 supports firmware updates through its app. These updates may bring audio improvements, new features or bug fixes.


However, it seems that a recent update brought an issue with excessive battery drain to the AirPods Pro 2 case for some users.

AirPods Pro 2 case battery drain issue after a recent update

According to multiple reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), AirPods Pro 2 charging case battery is draining excessively even while not in use for some owners. Affected users estimate around 10% battery consumption at night.

The problem reportedly started after a recent firmware update. More specifically, the culprit for the battery drain could be the ‘5B58’ update.


AirPod Pro 2 5B58 Charging case Battery Drain

Ever since the latest firmware update to 5B58 my charging case is draining quickly. It was at 100% (AirPods and case ) at 7:30 pm Saturday night and with no usage are now at 52% on Sunday afternoon at 3:37 pm. Anyone else see this?

AirPods Pro 2 Case Losing Battery Significantly Every Night, Anyone Else?

So Iv been noticing every night I lose about 10% battery from the case, that’s me without even using it all day or night, it just sits there and loses 10% during the night and probably another 5/10% during the day.

Potential workaround

It seems that the Apple support team is just beginning to collect feedback related to the issue to start an investigation. So, at this point, it’s unclear when a fix might be available.


However, multiple reports (1, 2) agree that disabling the ‘Find My’ feature helps fix the problem:

Only way I was able to stop the draining was shutting “find my” off.. Went from 10-20% per day sitting on the counter to a couple of percent in a couple of days…

We will update this story once new developments related to the matter emerge.

Update 1 (January 20, 2023)

06:28 pm (IST): While fresh reports for this issue continue to pour in, some AirPods Pro 2 users have managed to fix it by resetting the device and turning off ‘find my’ option.

Also, a Redditor suggested that placing the AirPods Max in the smart case while charging has helped them fix battery drain problem. And this might work for AirPods Pro 2 as well.

Update 2 (January 23, 2023)

02:40 pm (IST): Some iOS 16.2 users are facing an issue where the AirPods case battery indicator is always showing ‘zero’ when closed (1, 2). That said, iOS 16.3 will reportedly bring the fix to this bug.

Update 3 (January 25, 2023)

02:10 pm (IST): Apple has released iOS 16.3 and it seems to have resolved the issue where AirPods case battery indicator shows ‘zero’ when it’s closed.

However, some are now reporting that the update has introduced a new bug where the battery indicator is not displayed at all.

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