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Costino1

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I accidentally washed my AirPods 2 in the wash machine yesterday. They were both inside the case. Luckily, I saved them from the dryer since im sure that would have melted them. Believe it or not, they work fine. I tested them out and they work great! Survived the wash cycle
 
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StellarVixen

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I washed the iPhone charger two times. Both times, I let it sit drying for days, meanwhile I used to charge my iPhone via USB port on my Mac.

And, it survived. Both times.
 

satcomer

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Put them into a launch plastic bad filled with uncooked rice! Leave then in for TWO days! The rice will suck all the excessive moisture out of then, wipe then down and the use them!
 
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mmomega

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The dryer would be the lesser of the 2 evils, they only get about 135 degrees. My car gets that hot.
Yay Texas summer.
I have my v1 AirPods in center console just in case I forget the new ones. Depending on the plastic type that Apple used they could withstand anywhere from 200 to almost 500 degrees F.
 
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dmaxdmax

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Put them into a launch plastic bad filled with uncooked rice! Leave then in for TWO days! The rice will suck all the excessive moisture out of then, wipe then down and the use them!
Better still is to hoard the silica desiccant packs that come in many electronics boxes. They’re designed to suck moisture out of the air.
 
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mmomega

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Better still is to hoard the silica desiccant packs that come in many electronics boxes. They’re designed to suck moisture out of the air.
I keep all the packets in my luggage, they also work well when traveling. Especially if you have shoes or worn clothing but either way Yes, I 2nd the silica packs.
 

Costino1

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I have a bag of that DampRid which is basically Calcium Chloride. I put my AirPods on top of that stuff in that bag which I believe helped quite a bit too. Tough little headphones. I think what saved them was that they were in the case and inside my pocket and stayed in the pocket during the wash cycle. Im more shocked the charging case is intact and didnt short out.
 

tacohouse

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Oct 31, 2019
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Better still is to hoard the silica desiccant packs that come in many electronics boxes. They’re designed to suck moisture out of the air.
Washed mine and put them in rice. At first they didn't work, and then they sort of worked. The volume was really low, then the right pod cut out all together. Put them back in the rice and since it is now cold outside put the bag of rice and airpods on top of the vent blowing warm air, just to add some extra heat to vaporize the moisture. After a day or two on the warm air rice trick, they are back to normal. Good as new.
 
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