Wireless earphones are something that we carry everywhere, whether working out, traveling, or working. And what better than an Apple AirPod that can also be connected to Android? But, while we work out or travel in heavy rains, we fear using them not knowing whether they are waterproof or not. So, here is a guide to help you to know which generation of Apple AirPods are waterproof. Also, you will know if they are water-resistant or waterproof. Some generations are water and sweat resistant while some are not.
AirPods – Waterproof or Water-Resistant?
Apple AirPods are not completely waterproof. They are water-resistant and sweat-resistant, but they cannot be used while you are in heavy rain or swimming. Water resistance and waterproof are two different terms. Here is a technical explanation of both that will help you to figure out when not to use AirPods.
Water resistance is something that protects the device from a few drops or splashes of water or liquid. While waterproofing is complete protection from any type of liquid. But not all generations of Apple AirPods are water and sweat resistant. There are a few that are water-resistant and others are not.
List of Apple AirPods that are water-resistant and sweat-resistant:
- Apple AirPods Pro (1st Generation).
- Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation).
- Apple AirPods (3rd Generation).
- Apple AirPods Pro – MagSafe Charging Case (2nd Generation).
- Apple AirPods – MagSafe Charging Case (3rd Generation).
- Apple AirPods – Lightning Charging Case (3rd Generation).
These were the Apple AirPods that are water and sweat resistant, but they are not waterproof. Avoid using them in heavy rains or while swimming. Even after heavy workouts, immediately wipe the sweat off them with a clean and dry cloth to avoid the damage caused by the sweat. Do not use heat or compressed air to dry off the water or sweat from the AirPods, which can lead to their damage. Also, the wireless charging case and the MagSafe Charging Case of Apple AirPods Pro (1st Generation) are not water and sweat resistant. Thus, Apple AirPods are not waterproof but some of them are water and sweat resistant.