Owners of AirPods Pro 2 are reporting a “replace battery alerts” issue. According to information shared on Reddit, an AirPods Pro 2 bug is repeatedly sending incoherent notifications to replace the battery on the left, right, or case soon via the Find My app.
The second-generation AirPods Pro’s charging case supports Precision Finding through the Find My app. Powered by the U1 chip, users get guided directions on the map to locate the misplaced AirPods Pro 2 charging case, just like AirTags. And maybe this capability is causing the battery replacement issue.
AirPods Pro 2 bug sends replace battery alerts repeatedly from the Find My app
Unlike AirTags, AirPods Pro does not have a changeable battery. The wireless headphones have to be charged when the battery is low. The “Replace the battery on left, right, or case soon” alerts do not mention the AirPods Pro by name but the word “case” hints at the new wireless headphones. Therefore, the alerts triggered by the bug do not make sense.
A possible explanation could be that Apple used the same AirTag firmware for the new charging case to offer Precision Finding via the Find My app and the system is mixing the two products. Similar Find My alerts are pushed when an AirTag’s battery needs replacement.
Recently, an iOS 16.1 beta 3 got owners of the original AirPod Pro and AirPods Max excited by introducing the Adaptive Transparency option. It was found that it was a bug and the Adaptive Transparency feature is only available on audio devices with the new H2 chip.
On the post shared by @Ilya_Marshal, commentators were quick to point out that the issue appears to be software related. If it does not get resolved by a factory reset of AirPod Pro 2, then a future update is likely going to fix it. @CedricDiggoryFreak replied:
Yes, the OS thinks it’s an AirTag. Just software issues, don’t worry. It will be fixed probably this month when Ventura comes out.