Keeping AirPods within acceptable operating temperatures

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

Use AirPods where the ambient temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behavior to regulate its temperature. Using AirPods in very cold conditions outside of their operating range might 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 -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Don’t leave your AirPods in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

Your device might get warm

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

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

  • 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 might 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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