The Airpods Pro has become the first AirPods to be classified as water-resistant, this has caused a massive stir with everyone asking the same question.
Can the Airpods Pro be used in the rain?
No, the AirPods pro cannot be used in the rain, the AirPods pro is classified as sweat & water-resistant but is not sweat & waterproof. Meaning with enough exposure to water your AirPods Pro will be susceptible to damage.
Let’s take a look at how much water the AirPods Pro can actually handle & a few other things you should be aware of.
Can Airpods Pro Be Use in The Rain?
The Airpods Pro has a rating of IPX4, IPX is a rating system which rates devices on how resistant they are to certain weather conditions.
IPX4 provides the most minimal level of protection against water, it’s classified as splashproof as well as water-resistant. meaning it can handle a small amount of splash but cannot handle being submerged underwater.
This means that although your AirPods can handle a certain amount of water if exposed to enough water it is susceptible to damage.
So your Airpod Pro can endure light rain however you are still putting it at risk since it’s not designed for that purpose.
This means that you can wear your AirPods if it’s drizzling outside as well as when you’re working out, however, if they fall in the pool, or are left out in the rain they are at risk of being damaged.
Devices that are considered water proof are IPX7, IPX8, & IPX9 approved.
Let’s take a look at the IPX rating system in detail:
Let’s now take a look at each IPX rating & how the Airpods Pro’s IPX4 stacks up against other ratings:
- IPX0 – Not protected by water
- IPX1 – Protects from slight dripping of water
- IPX2 – Protects from vertical drops of water only
- IPX3 – protects from drops up to 60°
- IPX4 – Labeled as water-resistant, protects from splashing water in any direction
- IPX5 – Protects from jets of water at any direction
- IPX6 – Protects from powerful jets of water
- IPX7 – Considered water-proof Protects in water up to 3 feet
- IPX8 – protects when immersed in water beyond 3 feet
Caring For Your Airpods Pro
According to Apple your Airpods Pro’s sweat & water resistance feature aren’t permanent conditions. It is possible for this element to diminish over time, so in order to maintain the health of your Airpods Pro, you must practice daily care.
First, let’s take a look at a few limitations of the Airpods Pro & things that you should avoid:
- Your AirPods pro can’t be submerged in water, this means you should avoid any kind of water sports such as swimming with them
- You cannot swim with your Airpods Pro
- Your AirPods pro cannot be placed in the washing machine or dryer
- Airpods Pro should not be exposed to high-velocity water, for example, water skiing
- Avoid heavy impacts such as dropping them
Exposing your Airpods to anything from the list above will be putting them at risk of being damaged.
Noe let’s take a look at what substances you should avoid exposing your Airpods Pro to:
- hair dye
- insect repellent
- acidic foo
Exposing your Airpods to any substances from the list above will be putting them in danger of being damaged.
What To Do If Airpod Pro Gets Wet?
Exposure to a substantial amount of water is not ideal & can put your Airpods at risk of damage. If you accidentally get your AirPods wet you should:
- Immediately dry them off thoroughly with a microfiber lint-free cloth ensure you get all the water out
- In some cases, you may need to use a water eject app as demonstrated in the video above
- Do not use them or put them back in the case until they are completely dry
Does Apple’s Warranty Cover Water Damage for Airpods?
Unfortunately, Apple does not cover water damage according to their warranty terms. However, if you are covered by applecare+ they may repair your AirPods for a discounted price of $29 for each incident.
If you’re not covered by applecare+, however, you will be charged $89 for each incident. Here are Apple warranty terms.
Can I run with my Airpods Pro?
Yes, the IPX4 rating indicates that the device can handle a bit of sweat, which means you can run & workout with your Airpods Pro. However, it’s important to note that proper care is still required to maintaining the health of your Airpods, after each workout you should be drying of your Airpods Pro before putting them back in the case.
Does sweat damage AirPods Pro?
The AirPods Pro are sweat-resistant meaning it can handle a certain amount of sweat but is not completely immune from being at risk of damage from sweat. The case its self is not sweat resistant at all meaning after each & every workout you should wipe your AirPods & ensure it’s dry before putting them back in its case.
Can Airpods Pro be used in the shower?
No, AirPods pro cannot be used in the shower, using them in the shower can put them at risk of being damaged. For more information check out our extensive guide on using Airpods Pro in the shower.
Does Airpods Pro have a Water Indicator?
No, since the Airpods Pro are not designed to endure water they are not equipped with a water indicator.
So there you have it, the Airpods Pro can handle light splashes of water but will be at risk of being damaged when exposed to enough water. This means you will be able to use your AirPods if it’s drizzling outside but is not recommended to use when raining.
Even though your Airpods Pro may be able to handle it, constant exposure to enough water will definitely cause damage to it, as well as its resistance to water & sweat.
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