Keeping AirPods within acceptable operating temperatures

Find out about the operating temperatures and temperature management of AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

Use AirPods where the ambient temperature is between 0ºC and 35ºC (32ºF to 95ºF). Low- or high-temperature conditions may cause the device to change its behaviour to regulate its temperature. Using AirPods in very cold conditions outside their operating range may temporarily shorten battery life and could cause the device to turn off. Battery life will return to normal when you bring the device back to higher ambient temperatures. Using AirPods in very hot conditions can permanently shorten battery life.

Store your AirPods where the temperature is between -20ºC and 45ºC (-4ºF to 113ºF). Don’t leave your AirPods in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

Your device may get warm

When you use the device or charge the battery, the device may get warm. This warmer temperature is normal. Your device will return to a normal temperature when you finish the activity. 

Here are some of the higher ambient-temperature conditions and activities that may cause the device to change performance and behaviour:

  • Leaving the device in a car on a hot day
  • Leaving the device in direct sunlight for an extended period of time

If your device gets too warm

If the interior temperature of the device exceeds the normal operating range, the device will protect its internal components by attempting to regulate its temperature. If this happens, charging may slow or stop.

About the safety standard

AirPods comply with the safety standards for Safety of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950-1) and Safety of Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment (IEC 62368-1). Many countries and regions have adopted these safety standards:

  • UL 60950-1 and UL 62368-1 in the United States
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-01 and CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1 in Canada
  • EN 60950-1 and EN 62368-1 in Europe
  • AS/NZS 60950:1 and AS/NZS 62368.1 in Australia and New Zealand

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