Fix Battery Widget Missing for AirPods [Within 2 Minutes]

Written By Steven Arends

The iPhone offers some nifty widgets which allow users to keep tabs on the phone’s & connected accessories’ battery life. However, some users have reported that the AirPod’s battery status often disappears from the widget even when they’re still connected to the iPhone.fix-battery-widget-missing-for-airpods

If you’re also experiencing this issue or wondering why the battery widget isn’t showing your AirPods and how to fix it, this write-up is for you.

So let’s dive into this article & figure out how to resolve this situation, shall we?

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How to Fix AirPods Not Showing in Battery Widget

If the iPhone’s battery widget isn’t showing your AirPod’s battery status, you need to restart your iPhone and reconnect your AirPods. If the issue persists, try removing the widget from the home screen and adding it back to check if that works.

Below I have discussed the full process of fixing this error in great detail.

Here are the steps to fix battery widget missing for AirPods issue:

Step 1: Disconnect the AirPods and Remove the Battery Widget

  • Go to the Settings of your iPhone.
  • Select Bluetooth. iphone-bluetooth
  • Tap the info icon(i) for the AirPods. iphone-airpods-settings
  • Scroll down and select Forget This Device. iphone-airpods-forget-this-device
  • Put the AirPods in the charging case and close it.
  • Remove the battery widget from the home screen/lock screen.

Step 2: Restart your iPhone

  • Press and hold the Volume Down+Power button simultaneously until the power-off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn off your device. Wait for 2/3 minutes. iphone-power-off-slider
  • Restart your iPhone by pressing and holding the power button(located on the right side) until you see the Apple logo.

Step 3: Reconnect the AirPods

  • Open the AirPods charging case and hold it next to your iPhone. A setup animation will appear.
  • Tap Connect. connect-airpods
  • Follow the on-screen guide.
  • Tap Done.connect-airpods-done

Also, check out our separate post on AirPod’s not working with Apple Music.

Step 4: Re-Add the Battery Widget

  • Touch and hold an empty area on your iPhone’s home screen until the apps start to shake.
  • Tap the + icon at the upper-left corner of the screen. iphone-edit-home-screen
  • Scroll through the available widgets and select Batteries. iphone-battery-widget
  • Swipe left or right to choose your preferred widget style.
  • Tap +Add Widget > Done.iphone-add-battery-widgetiphone-edit-home-screen-done

Keep in mind that the widget only shows the battery information of currently connected devices. If a device is not connected, you will not see its battery status in the widget. For example, as soon as you close the AirPods’ charging case, its battery status will disappear from the widget.

Check out the easiest way to fix AirPods not connecting to iPhone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to add AirPods Pro 2 battery status widget on my iPhone?

Keep your 2nd Gen Airpods Pro connected to your iPhone. Tap and hold on an empty space on the iPhone’s home screen and hit the + icon. Navigate to the Batteries widget and select it. Choose the widget style you like best and tap +Add Widget.

Do I need to pair my AirPods every time I disconnect it from my iPhone?

No. If you disconnect your AirPods from your iPhone or connect it with other Bluetooth devices, you won’t need to go through the pairing process again. Although if you select Forget This Device option, you’ll need to pair the AirPods again.


That’s about it. Hopefully, this article has helped you to resolve any widget-related issues you were facing on your iPhone or AirPods.

If you have further queries on this matter, feel free to share your thoughts with our tech team in the comment section below.

Have a great day!

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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