Am I safe to take the AirPods out in the rain?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by shenfrey, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    But cautious about this because apple doesn't say they are water resistant like the iPhones. My other Earphones were fine in the rain but these ones were far more expensive and offer more functionality so just want some reassurance :)

    Thanks guys
  2. SSAJ macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2016
  3. blaine07 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2014
    I mean me personally I think theyd be fine with *some* rain as long as it isn't torrential hurricane like downpour BUT none of us are replacing them if it goes bad so really it's something you have to think about. Using anything outside of manufacturers direction is always a risk.
  4. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    I just find it strange that something that is suppose to get wet (because it's an item you wear on the outside of your body, sweat, water and moisture) isn't waterproof.
  5. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    I wouldn't call them waterproof-water resistant maybe. My experience is this: I sent my AirPods in the case into the wash-the case died, the AirPods survived wet but unscathed.

    Opening the case revealed that the connector that connects the LED and charging contacts for the AirPods had shorted.

    So...I guess I would leave the case at home. The pods themselves seem pretty resilient.
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    I saw a video where the AirPods survived washing machine cycles. They didn't test the case however. The AirPods are none repairable cause of all the glue amongst other reasons so I can see why they maybe water resistant to some degree. I would wear mine in the rain. I wouldn't take it jet skiing or in the ocean cause of salt water lol
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    if they are in your ears they should be fine. leaving them out in the rain is something different

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