This post will show you if you can use AirPods in the cold and why it can be an issue.
You can use AirPods in the cold. However, their battery life will be lower while using them in the cold and you will have to charge them more often. Going through more charging cycles will shorten the lifespan of your AirPods.
Can airpods be used in the cold?
AirPods can be used in cold conditions. However, you should limit how often you use them in very cold conditions.
The problem with cold conditions is that it shortens the battery life. This results in you having to charge them more often and to go through more charging cycles.
Lithium-ion batteries can only go through so many charging cycles. So, by having to charge them more often, they will end up having a lower lifespan.
If you are going to only be using them in cold conditions occasionally, it should not do significant damage in the long run. However, the battery life will likely be lower while you are using them in the cold.
Ideally, AirPods should be used at temperatures between -10º and 45º C (14º to 113º F) (source).
If you are going to use your AirPods in very cold conditions, using them underneath a hat should help to keep them warm.
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Can AirPods pro get too cold?
As with regular AirPods, it is also the case that you should try to avoid using them in very cold conditions. Ideally, the coldest you would use them at is -10º C (14º F).
Again, if you are going to use them in the cold, try to take measures to limit how cold they actually get such as by wearing them under a hat.
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Can the cold damage the AirPods battery?
It is possible for very cold temperatures to damage the AirPods battery. The AirPods battery is a lithium-ion battery.
The problem is that the battery life will shorten while they are cold, requiring you to charge them more often. The more you charge them the shorter their lifespan will be.
Will AirPods get damaged if I leave them outside in the cold?
Leaving your AirPods outside in the cold may shorten their battery life. Ideally, you should store AirPods at temperatures above -10º C (14º F).