About the water and sweat resistance of Beats wireless earphones

Find out about the water and sweat resistance of your Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds and Beats Fit Pro, and what to do if your earbuds or case get wet.

Are my Beats wireless earphones waterproof?

Your Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds and Beats Fit Pro earbuds are sweat and water resistant*, but not sweatproof or waterproof. If the earbuds of your Beats wireless earphones come into contact with liquid, including sweat from a workout, wipe them down with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

The Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds and Beats Fit Pro charging cases are not waterproof, sweatproof, sweat resistant or water resistant, so be careful not to get moisture in any openings. Before you place your Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds or Beats Fit Pro earbuds in the charging case, make sure that your earbuds and charging case are clean, dry and free of dust.

Sweat and water resistance are not permanent conditions. Resistance may decrease as a result of normal wear.

Here's how to prevent damage to your Beats wireless earphones due to contact with liquid:

  • Don't swim or bathe with your Beats wireless earphones.
  • Don't expose your Beats wireless earphones to pressurised water or high-velocity water, such as when showering, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing or jet skiing.
  • Don't use your Beats wireless earphones in a sauna or steam room.
  • Don't intentionally submerge your Beats wireless earphones in water.
  • Don't operate your Beats wireless earphones in extremely humid conditions.
  • Don't drop your Beats wireless earphones or subject them to other impacts.
  • Don't disassemble your Beats wireless earphones.

*Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds and Beats Fit Pro have a water resistance rating of IPX4 under IEC standard 60529. The Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds and Beats Fit Pro charging cases are not water resistant.

 

What should I do if my Beats wireless earphones get wet?

If your Powerbeats have been exposed to liquid, don’t charge them until they’re completely dry. Charging when wet may damage your Powerbeats. 

If your Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds or Beats Fit Pro earbuds or charging case have been exposed to liquid, don't charge your Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds or Beats Fit Pro until both the earbuds and the case are completely dry. Charging when wet may damage your Powerbeats Pro, Beats Studio Buds or Beats Fit Pro earbuds and case. 

Don't expose your Beats wireless earphones to soap, detergent, acids or acidic foods or any liquids – for example, salt water, soapy water, pool water, perfume, insect repellent, lotion, sunscreen, oil, adhesive remover, hair dye and solvents. If your Beats wireless earphones come into contact with any of these substances, here's how to clean them.

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