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Apple's Airpods have been one of the most famous pieces of technology released in recent years. They have been praised for their design, sound quality, and ease of use. it's no wonder that so many people have opted to purchase a pair.

But considering how expensive the Airpods are, what happens if you drop them or accidentally sit on them? Are they built to last? In this article, we will answer these questions and more.

Can Airpods be durable?

Yes, Airpods are fairly durable. The pods themselves are made from tough plastic that acts as a protective casing and fittings for the internal components. Users have reported working fine after being dropped from small heights (like from your waistline) or sitting on.

Also, while the Airpods are designed to withstand sweat and moisture, they're not waterproof, so it's best to avoid using them while swimming or taking a shower.

Overall, Airpods are solid headphones with good build quality, but they're not indestructible. They may not be able to withstand drops from heights above 2 meters or strong crushing pressure.

How long do Airpods last? (What is Airpods lifespan?)

Airpods typically last for about 2 years with constant usage before you start noticing signs of degradation and wear. The first sign in most cases is weakened battery life. The Airpods listening time on a full charge will drop below the usual 5 hours until it's only a couple of hours or even less.

In terms of the overall lifespan, it really depends on how you treat your Airpods and how often you use them. If you take care of them and don't use them excessively, they could last much longer than the average lifespan.

Airpods and Airpods charging case

Will Airpods break if they fall?

If Airpods fall from a short distance, then they should be fine. However, if they're dropped from a significant height or onto a hard surface, then there's a chance that they could break. You need to worry about the plastic casing cracking or shattering as it protects the sensitive internal components.

Having experimented with this before, safe heights that Airpods can drop from is 1 meter or less. Above this height, certain factors like the surface the Airpods will fall on, the angle of drop, and the way the Airpods land all affect the outcome.

All in all, Airpods are built to be fairly durable and can last a long time if you take good care of them. Just remember not to drop them from heights above a meter to ensure they don't get damaged.

Can I track my Airpods if they are stolen? (Answered)
Yes, you can track your stolen Airpods using the “Find my” app on your Apple device when it is within a proximity of 40 feet.

Should I keep Airpods in the case?

The answer is yes. If you're like most people, you probably use your Airpods a lot. Keeping your Airpods in the case when you're not using them helps to prolong their life and keep them working properly. This is because the case offers certain advantages.

First, the case protects the Airpods from dirt and debris.

Second, it helps to keep the Airpods charged. When you put your Airpods back in the case, they automatically start charging so they'll be ready to go when you need them.

Thirdly, the case keeps the Airpods together so you don't have to worry about losing one.

Finally, they provide an extra layer of protection for the Airpods to prevent them from getting damaged.

So overall, it's a good idea to keep your Airpods in the case when you're not using them. This will help to ensure that they last as long as possible.

Are Airpods cases durable?

Yes, Airpods cases are durable. The cases are made out of a tough polycarbonate plastic material, which can withstand a fair amount of wear and tear.

In addition, the cases have a smooth finish that resists scratches and scuffs. As a result, AirPods cases should be able to last for a few years with proper care. Of course, no case is indestructible, and it is possible to damage an Airpods case if it is dropped from a significant height or otherwise subjected to extreme force.

However, in general, Airpods cases are quite durable and should provide long-lasting protection for your them in addition to providing a means for devices to connect to the Airpods.

How long do Airpods Batteries last?

Apple says, "Your Airpods can get up to 5 hours of listening time or 3 hours of talk time on a single charge. If you charge your Airpods for 15 minutes in their case, you get up to 3 hours of listening time or up to 2 hours of talk time."

The Airpods have very small lithium-ion batteries inside, and Apple says they will last for up to 5 hours on a single charge. That's not bad, but it's not great either. If you're looking for something that will last all day, you will probably be disappointed.

However, the charging case is where Airpods really shine. It has a built-in battery that can recharge the Airpods to 100% up to 3 times, giving you a total of 15 hours of listening time. And if you're running low on juice, you can get an extra hour of listening time by putting the Airpods back in the case for just 5 minutes.

Additionally, the Airpods efficiently manage the amount of power they consume while in use. As a result, despite knowing that Airpods charge up so fast, it dissipates power slowly, allowing them to survive prolonged usage.

My Airpods are broken or dead. How do I replace them?

Airpods are warranted against manufacturing defects for one year from the date of purchase. AppleCare+ covers the Airpods and charging case. These defects or repairs will be carried out for free if covered under the warranty agreement.

If your Airpods or charging case gets damaged accidentally, you can replace them for an out-of-warranty fee (which costs around $89). You can also replace them for a small fee (around $29) if an Apple+ warranty covers them.

If you lose an Airpod or your charging case, we can replace your lost Airpod for a fee of around $69 each for an Airpod or $99 for a wireless charging case. These costs may slightly vary depending on the generation and model of Airpods and Airpods cases.

if you don't have the money to get another charging case, you can temporarily pair your Airpods with a different case that belongs to a friend or family.

The prices quoted are from Apple authorized outlets.

If your Airpods or charging case needs service, please visit an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. You can also contact Apple Support for help.

Airpods Pro removed from its casing

How to maximize or prolong the lifespan of Airpods

Airpods have a limited lifespan. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of them:

  • Wireless headphones are notoriously delicate, so handle your Airpods with care. Don’t drop them or expose them to excessive moisture or liquids.
  • Clean them regularly. Dirt and debris can build up on the charging contacts, which can eventually cause problems. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe down your Airpods (and charging case) every week or so.
  • Store them properly. When you’re not using your Airpods, make sure to put them back in their charging case. This will help to protect them from damage and keep them charged.
  • Do not subject them to extreme conditions like high temperature and pressure.
  • To avoid the draining impact it may have on your battery, disable any smart features that aren't in use.

By following these simple tips, you can help prolong the life of your Airpods and enjoy them for years to come.

Can you connect to AirPods if case is closed or dead? (Answered)
No, you cannot connect to Airpods in a closed or dead case because the Airpods need to be in the case to charge and when charging, they cannot connect.

Frequently Asked Questions about the durability of Airpods

Q. How long do Airpods last on usage?

A. With normal use, Airpods should last around five hours on a single charge. If you’re using them to just listen to music or podcasts.

Q. How often do I need to charge my Airpods?

A. You should charge your Airpods about twice a day if you use them sparingly so that they can retain their charge.

Q. What happens if I drop my Airpods?

A. If you drop your Airpods, they may not be damaged immediately. Still, over time, the impact can damage the internal components and cause audio quality or connectivity problems. If you notice any performance changes after dropping your Airpods, take them to an Apple Store or authorized service provider for inspection.

Q. Can I use my Airpods in the rain?

A. Airpods are not waterproof and should not be used in the rain or in any other body of water. If you accidentally get them wet, dry them off as soon as possible with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Q. What is the warranty on Airpods?

A. The standard warranty for Airpods is one year from the date of purchase.

Wrap up

In conclusion, Airpods are durable and last long if used properly.  You should expect some form of degradation after 2 years of normal use. Also, on a daily usage, they should last around five listening hours on a single charge.

Over time, if you repeatedly drop your Airpods on the floor or other surfaces, the impact may cause internal components to deteriorate and cause audio quality or connectivity issues. Then, you may have to take them to an Apple Store or authorized service provider for inspection.

I hope this article has helped answer your questions about the durability of Airpods. As always, if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

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