​​How Hot Can Airpods Get?

These days, electronic gadgets are very robust and long-lasting despite their rather fragile appearance. It would seem that each year, technological advancements offer us new devices that are resistant to being submerged in liquid, broken when dropped and are generally more durable.

But if you’ve ever considered wearing your AirPods during a strenuous exercise in the heat or even putting them in your ears while you relax in a steam room, you may have pondered just how warm they can become.

Apple, the well-known technology company that is responsible for AirPods, advises customers to use Bluetooth-operated earphones at temperatures that are similar to those found in their surroundings.

To put it another way, the optimal temperature range for using AirPods is between 0 and 35 degrees Celsius (or between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

What Happens If AirPods Overheat?

Your AirPods may perform in a manner that is not consistent with how they were intended to function if they are exposed to temperatures that are too high (or too low).

It is possible that using them in a frigid climate can suddenly limit the lifespan of their batteries or cause them to switch off altogether. However, using them while it is too hot is much worse, since doing so might cause the battery life to be permanently shortened. Overheating the battery can have this effect.

Fortunately, Apple engineered AirPod devices such that their internal components are automatically protected from severe temperatures and that they can self-regulate when they reach temperatures that are higher than their typical working temperature.

Because of this design feature, if your AirPods grow too hot they have the potential to switch off unexpectedly. They will begin functioning normally after they have reached their normal temperature.

In any case, it is essential to check on them periodically to see if they are growing too hot and to make every effort to keep them from reaching an unsafe temperature.

What Are the Best Temperatures for Airpods?

The Apple AirPods are not designed to function well in situations that are either excessively hot or extremely cold. It is recommended that you use your AirPods at temperatures ranging from 0 to 35 degrees Celsius (32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Users have a lot of leeway in how and where they may use their AirPods because of the broad temperature range that the gadget can withstand while still preserving its design and maintaining its battery life.

Where Could AirPods Overheat?

AirPods have a propensity to overheat in certain locations and circumstances due to their wireless nature.

For instance, if you leave your AirPods inside of your vehicle on a day when the temperature is very high, this might cause the AirPods to overheat. Additionally, if your Airpods are exposed to direct sunlight for an extended amount of time, this might cause them to get dangerously hot.

If you are planning to use your AirPods outdoors on a sunny day, whether it be at the beach, while camping, or on a bike trip, make sure that when they are not in use, they are either covered or placed inside of a bag.

It goes necessary to keep AirPods in a location that maintains a consistent temperature. They are prone to get damaged if kept for a lengthy period in an environment wipe rider that is higher than 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Else Could Cause AirPods to Overheat?

When there is a lot of debris and dust inside the AirPods, in addition to being in an area with a temperature higher than 95 degrees Fahrenheit or being exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods, the AirPods are more likely to overheat.

For this reason, it is recommended that you clean your AirPods regularly to avoid the devices from overheating.

In addition, if your AirPods have a history of overheating and you have eliminated all of the potential causes listed above, the problem may lie in the device’s hardware. If this is the case, you should bring them to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store to get them checked out.

When charging AirPods, may they become too hot?

If you are charging your AirPods, you may notice that they get a little bit hotter to the touch throughout this process. This degree of warming is about par for the course, so there is no need to be alarmed.

Likewise, if you use your AirPods for a lengthy amount of time, there is a possibility that they may get heated. This temperature is suitable for human comfort.

If, on the other hand, they begin to warm up even when you are not using them or charging them, you should take efforts to cool them down. You may remove them from the area in which they are currently located or cover them so that they are not exposed to direct sunlight or heat.

Is it possible to charge my AirPods overnight?

Yes, you can charge your AirPods overnight so long as the temperature at which they are being charged falls within the acceptable range.

Because the process of charging them is not what will cause them to overheat on their own, you may leave them in the charger for as long as you wish so long as the surrounding environment is not a problem.

If, on the other hand, you have just extracted your AirPods from a very hot setting, it is best to wait until they have had a chance to cool down before charging them.

Is It Safe To Wear AirPods In The Sun?

You may continue to use your AirPods even if you are outside in the bright sunlight.

On the other hand, if you wear them for a significant amount of time and they begin to behave strangely (such as being disconnected or shutting off), this may be an indication that they are starting to grow too hot. In this scenario, it would be prudent to remove the AirPods from your ears, place them back in the case they came in, and allow some time for them to cool down.

If you notice that you are starting to sweat excessively when outside in the sun, there is a good chance that your AirPods are also beginning to sweat excessively. This is a good rule of thumb.

How Do I Replace Heat-Damaged AirPods?

If your AirPods have been compromised in any way or have been destroyed as a result of heat, you will almost certainly need to buy a new set.

This kind of damage is not covered by the guarantee provided by the manufacturer. It is not a fault with the manufacturing process, but rather a problem that the consumer might have prevented by using the product with more caution.

Because of this, it is very important to use and acceptably store your Airpods, keeping in mind the temperature range that was previously indicated.


The AirPods are wonderful, clever Bluetooth headphones that are designed to withstand a variety of hazards, including falls, dirt, perspiration, and more.

In addition to this, they can withstand temperatures that fall within a broad range and even have the ability to self-regulate their temperature if it begins to get either too cold or too hot.

However, the AirPods are not without their flaws. If they are exposed to temperatures that are too hot (or cold) for an extended period, they run the risk of having their battery life cut short, behaving abnormally, and perhaps being permanently damaged.

Therefore, it is very necessary to use, transport, and store your AirPods at reasonable temperatures, and to safeguard them while you are in exceptionally hot weather or when they are exposed to direct sunlight.

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