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Do AirPods stay in while working out?

As someone who loves to work out and stay active, I was frustrated when my AirPods kept falling out of my ears every time I started to sweat. After some research and trial and error, I finally found a way to keep my AirPods in place while I exercise. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks, as well as other solutions I’ve discovered, to help others keep their AirPods in while they work out.

In my experience, I have never faced issues with AirPods or AirPods Pro falling out during workouts. If you go to any gym, you will also see a lot of people wearing AirPods without issue.

You can use AirPods gen 3 and AirPods pro for workouts since they are both sweat resistant. You can still use AirPods gens 1 and 2 but you will have to be careful to avoid allowing them to get sweat on them.

Key Takeaways and Tips
AirPods gen 3 and AirPods Pro are sweat-resistant and ideal for workouts.
There are several options available to ensure AirPods remain secure during workouts, such as ear hooks, silicone covers, and larger eartips.
AirPods Pro are the best option for workouts due to their better ear fit and noise cancelling feature.
Only the third-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro are sweat-resistant, so users with first or second-generation AirPods should avoid getting them wet.

Do AirPods stay in while working out?

For the most part AirPods do stay in while working out. If you go to most gyms, you will see many people there using regular AirPods, so it is unlikely that you will have a significant issue with using AirPods while working out.

However, if you are going to be running or jumping up and down a lot, it would be a lot more likely that your AirPods will fall out and many users have found that their AirPods have fallen out in these scenarios.

In this case, it would help to follow the tips bellow to get them to stay in or to use the AirPods pro instead.

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Do AirPods pro stay in while working out?

I can tell you that the AirPods pro definitely stay in while working out because I use them for workouts myself.

The advantage that the AirPods pro have is that they have an eartip that helps to latch on to your ears better. Whereas, the regular eartips do not have an eartip, making them more likely to fall out.

How to get AirPods to stay in while working out

Below are some options you have when getting your AirPods to stay in while working out.

Regular AirPods

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You Can Get An Ear Hook

You can get an ear hook designed to fit the regular AirPods that fits onto your AirPods and goes around your ears.

These ear hooks will not only help you to keep your AirPods in place, but they will also make sure that the fit of your AirPods is comfortable. Various brands sell these ear hooks, and they all come in different colors.

Get silicon covers

There are silicon covers that you can get for the regular AirPods that will increase the amount of friction that they have with your ears. This will help to prevent your AirPods from sliding out.

AirPods pro

Get a bigger eartip

If you find that your AirPod pros are falling out during workouts, the most likely cause is that the eartip you are using is not big enough. In this case, the first thing to try would be to get a bigger eartip.

Try a different type of eartip

Another option would be to try a different type of eartip. If you are currently using silicon eartips, you could try using memory foam tips instead.

The advantage that memory foam tips have is that they expand when you place them in your ear. This can help to give a more secure fit.

Ear hooks

It is also possible to get earhooks that you can use with the AirPod pros which will give you a more secure fit.

Are AirPods or AirPods pro better for working out?

If you want to use AirPods for working out, it would definitely be recommended that you get AirPod pros. This is because they have a much better fit in the ear as a result of the eartips.

The noise cancelling feature can also be very useful when you are doing workouts and do not want to be distracted.

Can you use AirPods for workouts?

Only the third gen AirPods and the AirPod pros are sweat resistant, so only those AirPods are recommended for workouts.

However, you can still use gen 1 and gen 2 AirPods for workouts, it will just be necessary for you to try to avoid allowing them to get wet.

Pros and Cons of Using AirPods for Workouts

When it comes to using AirPods for workouts, there are a few pros and cons that you should consider.


  • AirPods are lightweight and comfortable to wear while working out.
  • The sound quality is very good and you can enjoy your music or podcasts while you work out.
  • The AirPods Pro have a noise cancelling feature which is great for when you want to focus on your workout.


  • The regular AirPods can be more likely to fall out during workouts.
  • The AirPods are not waterproof, so they can be damaged by sweat.
  • The AirPods are more expensive than regular headphones.