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How long does the Apple Vision Pro battery last?

The down-low on the Vision Pro's battery
Last Updated on March 8, 2024
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The Vision Pro’s wired battery pack is one of the few things keeping you tethered to reality when you’re plugged into your VR headset: so, how long does the Apple Vision Pro battery last? When you’re immersed in a spatial video, on a FaceTime call using your digital persona, or watching a 3D movie, the last thing you want is your Vision Pro battery life suddenly disappearing on you.

In this article, we’re focusing on the Apple Vision Pro‘s battery life, detailing how long you can expect a full battery discharge to last you in different use cases including general use, video playback, and internet browsing.

How does the Apple Vision Pro battery work?

The Apple Vision Pro is powered by an external rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides sufficient runtime for your visual needs. The battery capacity determines how long you can use the device before needing to recharge it. You can read in more depth about how to turn on an Apple Vision Pro here, but in essence, the battery pack connects to the headset via a power cable that attaches to the Vision Pro Audio Strap.

The Vision Pro must be connected to the external battery pack in order to turn on, but you can still use the headset while the battery is charging with the included 5-foot (1.5m) USB-C cable. This is convenient for those planning to use the Vision Pro for an extended session and don’t want to worry about the battery giving out.

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Get a longer cable!

If you do plan on using the Vision Pro for an extended time while the battery is charging, it could be worth investing in a 10-foot USB-C cable rather than a 5-foot one. This will give you a bit more flexibility to stand up and move around while the Vision Pro is charging.

Apple Vision Pro battery capacity and usage

The Apple Vision Pro battery is designed to offer up to 2 hours of general use or 2.5 hours of video watching when fully charged. Additionally, the battery powers the device even when not in use, allowing it to sync your mail, photos, and more. The battery life depends on various factors, such as device settings, usage patterns, network connectivity, and environmental conditions.

Apple Vision Pro battery life for general use

When using the Apple Vision Pro for general usage, such as browsing the internet, reading emails, or using miscellaneous apps, you can expect it to last for approximately 2 hours before requiring a recharge. This duration may vary depending on factors such as screen brightness, app usage, and internet connectivity. When connected to a power source through the charging cable, the Vision Pro battery life will last all day.

Vision Pro battery life for video watching

If you primarily use the Apple Vision Pro for video watching, you can enjoy up to 2.5 hours of continuous playback on a fully charged battery. This includes streaming videos, watching movies, or any other video-related activities such as entering the spatial environments. It’s worth noting that the battery life may be affected by the resolution of the content being viewed and the volume level, causing the 2.5-hour life span to shorten or extend slightly depending on usage.

How long does the Vision Pro battery last on a single charge?

According to Apple, the Vision Pro can be expected to last approximately 2 hours when being used for general activities, and will last you about 2.5 hours of video playback for watching movies, sports, YouTube, and more. If you didn’t know, when you leave your Vision Pro charging it will remain active for 24 hours before automatically powering down to conserve battery life.


The Apple Vision Pro offers an immersive visual experience, and understanding its battery life and maintenance is crucial for uninterrupted usage. Remember to use a compatible power adapter, monitor the battery level, and follow the recommended maintenance tips to optimize your device’s battery performance. Crucially, don’t forget that you’ve got the Vision Pro battery pack in your pocket before you sit down, as getting a new one will set you back an extra $200.

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