Do Fake AirPods Lose Charges When Not In Use?


I get this question now and then, especially on forums. Many people claim that their fake AirPod loses charge when not in use, while others say theirs do not. Well, the two groups are correct. I know you are wondering how both opposite statements are correct. Find out how as you read along!


So Do fake AirPods lose charges when not in Use?

Whether or not the fake AirPods will lose charges when not in use will depend on the type and quality of the clone AirPod. There are some fake AirPods that are so close to the original AirPods. They have the same design, are made with W1 chips that support auto-pairing, have excellent audio quality, excellent noise cancellation property, and good battery life. This class of AirPod clone does not discharge when not in use.


However, some are poorly manufactured, and they are not close to the original AirPod. The only thing that they have similar to the Original AirPod is the design. So many of them have terrible battery life. You have to constantly put them in the charging case when they are not in use; else, they will discharge. 


Therefore, it all depends on the type of AirPod clone you bought, or you have. Some AirPod clones are similar to the original AirPod by 80%; others are poor in quality and features.


Are fake AirPods worth it?

Anytime Apple launches a new product or model in the market, there is a high probability they will try to mimic that product and make their version of it, and that was what has happened to AirPods since its first release in December 2016. When it was first released in the market, most people were kind of shocked at the quality of the device. It was the first time an earbud of such size would be coming without wires. The audio quality was superb with noise cancellation features. AirPod simply revolutionized the earbud industry.

Although we can’t say that AirPods is the best earbud in the market or the most affordable, it has simply grown to become a baseline for most earbud makers. People believe that anything less than an AirPod is not worth it and anything better than it is over-designed. Today, many companies are making clones of products that look nearly as exact as the original AirPod.

Many of these clones, popularly called fake AirPod, have become so popular among earbud users. Although many people see them as fake, many people are buying them because of the competitive pricing and features.

These fake AirPods are not as bad as people want you to believe. Most of them look very alike to the original AirPods. They have similar audio and battery quality and are far cheaper.

Are fake AirPods bad for your Health?

Every fake product is a careful mimicking of an original product. They look like the real ones, but if you take a careful look at them, you will see that they are fake. Despite all the effort of Apple to fight the counterfeit of its product, it has remained a big problem with many fake AirPods now designed on the black market and marketed as originals.

Although there is not much evidence to support the claim, all AirPods have been rumored to affect human health due to the electronic and radio waves, which can cause severe damage to the ear tissues and pose other health challenges in the long run.

Many Big Tech companies like Apple are becoming conscious of this and are actively researching best practices to address these issues. Some of these tech companies are funding medical research to understand the effect of these AirPods on human health and how they can improve the product to enhance users’ health.

However, the makers of fake AirPods are not conscious of the impact of their devices on health and the environment. They are only concerned about building cheap products that are as close to the original AirPods as possible. This makes these close AirPods more likely to be a threat to human health and environmental safety.


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Some of the health implications of using fake AirPods are:

Hearing Problem:

One of the common health threats associated with using AirPods and other headphones and earbuds is hearing loss. In a current release, the American Medical Association (AMA) highlighted that constant use of earbuds and AirPod contributes significantly to the chances of developing hearing loss both in children and in teens.

When the ear is covered with the earbud, the sound from the device moves directly to the eardrum; reaching the eardrum, the sound, which is in waves and vibration form, is processed and sent to a fluid-filled chamber called Cochlea.

On fake AirPods, the process is messier; the vibration is loose and uncontrolled and can weaken the tissue and cells in the cochlea. With vibration going above 100 (Db), the cochlea, which is the organ responsible for equilibrium maintenance, begins to lose balance, leading to hearing loss.

Ear Pains

AirPods can lead to ear pains and discomfort, mainly when used for a long time. This pain has been factored in the design of AirPods. Now, AirPods are made to cause lesser pain in the ear. However, with the rise of fake AirPods that are rarely well designed, there has been an increase in ear pain and discomfort among users.

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence states that the higher the usage of these AirPods, the more the discomfort, and this comfort and pain begins to appear when we are getting old.

Mental Stress: 

Have you noticed that people who wear ear devices are more likely to shout or speak at a high pitch than normal? When they are talking to someone while putting on the earphone, their response is always louder than it should be. This is a sign of mental stress, and this is worse in fake AirPods because they are not well designed. Their poor sound network system causes the shrinking of the cochlea, which links significantly to the brain tissue.  As you continuously use these fake AirPods, the brain tissue deteriorates, leading to mental stress and sometimes anxiety.


Because fake AirPods have poor sound systems, the sound produced is often incoherent, which can lead to headaches and migraines. Unlike the original AirPods, these clones disrupt the cochlea linked to the brain, so continued use of the device can lead to more impact on the cochlea, leading to migraines, especially in old age.


How do I identify fake AirPods?

Poor Sound panel

Original AirPods are made with a durable and robust metal foil that is covered with polished luster. However, the clones do not have this feature; the sound panels are usually coated, rickety and fragile, which can lead to poor transmission of waves when in use. This is the main reason why their sound quality is often below that of the original AirPod.

Poor Casing

A clear difference between the original and fake AirPod is the casing. Original AirPods casing is well designed and branded. You see the logs, marking, and serial number. It is not just for Apple; you also notice the same thing for other big brands such as Samsung, LG, T-Mobile, and others. On the other hand, fake AirPods are never well packaged; the case is fragile. You may notice that the components are rolled and sold with Aluminium foil. Many fake AirPod does not come with serial numbers and company logos. Those that have are usually poorly forged and are very easy to identify.

Poor Connectivity

The easiest way to identify fake AirPods is through their Bluetooth connectivity. Apple has a top-grade micro mini chip (W1 chips) that processes Bluetooth connectivity and sound energy. However, the fake AirPods do not have this; their microchip cannot correctly coordinate the electromagnetic waves, making the Bluetooth connection begin to trip on and off, which can be very frustrating.

Poor Sound

As expected, if you have used an Original AirPod, it will not be challenging to know a fake AirPod. The sound difference is noticeable. The sound system of Fake AirPods is usually incoherent, of poor quality, and flimsy, leading to the production of poor sound beats. Again, irregular sound beats can also cause the ear tissue to wax and wane, which can have some health hazards, as earlier highlighted.

Conclusion: Do fake AirPods lose Charges when not in Use?

In this article, I explained that there is no one answer to this; because there are many makers of these fake AirPods, each of which has different features. While some are poorly made and so lose charge when not in use, others are near-perfect clones of the original AirPods and do not have this issue. However, I will recommend that instead of buying a fake AirPod, it is better to go for AirPod alternatives. These alternatives are made by known brands and have the most features available on AirPods, and they are also cheaper.

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