As an owner of Apple AirPods, I have recently been feeling frustrated after noticing that my AirPods have been getting hot. After a bit of research and testing, I have some ideas about why this could be happening and some possible solutions. In this blog post, I will share my experience and the solutions I have discovered in hopes of helping other AirPod owners who may be facing a similar issue.
Possible reasons why your AirPods have been getting hot are that you are using one of them as a mic which uses extra power, they are getting hot while or after charging which is normal, they have a faulty battery or because they are simply getting hot in your ears due to the warmth from your ears.
If you can feel your AirPods getting hot in your ears, they are getting very hot after charging, or their battery life is very short, it would be best to take them to an Apple store to see if it is due to a fault.
|Using one AirPod as a mic
|Switch to the other AirPod or use the iPhone’s built-in mic
|AirPods getting hot while charging
|Disconnect the AirPods and let them cool down for a few minutes before using them again
|Take the AirPods to an Apple Store or authorized repair center for assessment and repair
|Getting hot due to warmth from ears
|Take a break from using the AirPods to let them cool down
|AirPods case or AirPods having a fault
|Take the case and AirPods to an Apple Store for assessment and repair
Table of Contents
Why are my AirPods getting hot?
Below are likely reasons why your AirPods have been getting hot and what you can do about it.
Using them with the mic
If you have been using the AirPods as a mic a lot, it will likely cause them to get slightly hotter. This is because they use up more power when being used as a mic.
When AirPods are being used as a mic, only one AirPod is actually being used. So, it should be the case that only one of the AirPods gets slightly hotter in this situation.
If your AirPods are hot just after being charged, it is probably normal. This is because charging the AirPods will normally cause them to get hotter as a result of the energy transfer.
However, if the AirPods get very hot, it would be necessary for you to take them to an Apple store because the case might be broken.
It could be the case that your AirPods are faulty.
This would be more likely if only one of the AirPods gets hot, it happens even when they are not being used as a mic and if that AirPod’s battery also runs out a lot faster.
In this case, it would be most likely to be due to a fault with the battery and the best option would be to take them to an Apple store.
It could also simply the case that your AirPods are getting hot in your ears. This would be more likely if both of your AirPods only get slightly warm when you are using them.
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Why are my AirPods pro getting hot?
Your AirPod Pros might be getting hot for any of the same reasons why regular AirPods get hot.
If one of the AirPods gets very hot, it would be likely to be due to an issue with the battery and it would help to take it to an Apple store.
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Why are my AirPods hot after charging?
It is normal for AirPods to get slightly hot while charging or just after charging due to the energy transfer resulting in heat being generated.
If your AirPods get very hot after charging and the battery does not last long, it could be the case that the case or the AirPods has a fault. It would help to take the case and the AirPods to an Apple store in this case.
Can AirPods overheat while charging?
It is possible for AirPods to overheat while charging. However, this would be due to a fault with the charging case or the AirPods.
The charging case and the AirPods are designed so that they do not overheat while the AirPods are being charged in the case. If your AirPods are getting slightly warm while charging, it would likely be normal.
Is it normal for AirPods to get hot while charging?
It is normal for AirPods to get hot after or while charging as a result of the energy transfer generating extra heat.