Table of contents:
- Apple AirPods (1st and 2nd Gen.) are not waterproof: what can you do with the headphones?
- AirPods Pro are water-resistant: can you rain? What is allowed?
Video: Are The Apple AirPods (Pro) Waterproof? Overview Of All Models
The AirPods (1st and 2nd generation) are not waterproof and also not waterproof. This also applies to the associated charging cases.
The AirPods Pro are not waterproof, but they are waterproof. The associated charging case is not waterproof and not water-protected.
|waterproof and sweatproof||protected against water and sweat|
|AirPods (1st generation) / charging case||No no||No no|
|AirPods (2nd generation) / charging case||No no||No no|
|AirPods Pro / charging case||No no||Yes No|
Differences: What do the terms "waterproof" and "water-protected" mean?
- waterproof = protection against water jets and immersion.
- water-protected = protection against dripping and splashing water, but no protection against water jets and immersion
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Apple AirPods (1st and 2nd Gen.) are not waterproof: what can you do with the headphones?
Apple itself does not advertise the AirPods as waterproof. This means that the AirPods are not officially protected from water, sweat and other liquids. If you accidentally tip a glass of water over the headphones, the liquid can theoretically penetrate inside and cause damage. As a customer, Apple support will likely give you poor chances of getting free help. In such an accident, it is best to dry the AirPods as soon as possible to counteract possible corrosion damage. This also applies to the contacts in the charging case.
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Rumors vs. Manufacturer information : In practice, the AirPods (1st and 2nd gen.) Have shown themselves to be surprisingly resistant to water, as some forum reports and YouTube videos are supposed to show. Nevertheless, one should not forget that this is not the official information from the manufacturer. Further
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AirPods Pro are water-resistant: can you rain? What is allowed?
With AirPods Pro, it's not quite as strict. It is essential to keep the charging case away from water - but the two earphones are at least water- protected. Apple explains exactly what that means on the support page for information on the sweat and water resistance of AirPods Pro.
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In practice, “water-protected” means that the AirPods Pro are protected against dripping and splashing water, for example if they get a few drops in the rain. Immersing yourself in water so that you can take a shower or hold it under the tap, you shouldn't use the AirPods Pro to be on the safe side. The steam in saunas or steam baths is also not good for the AirPods Pro - so you should leave it outside.
Good to know: The manufacturer's information relates to new items. Over time, the seals and materials used in the headphones age, so that the water protection of the AirPods Pro becomes weaker and weaker and can even disappear completely. That is normal wear and tear.