You might not think that wireless ear pods are made to last a long time. After all, they’re small and lightweight, but don’t let their size fool you! They can endure a lot of mistreatment over time, decreasing their lifespan. A good set of wireless ear pods will last more than four years if you take care of them properly. Here are some things that can shorten the lifespan of your wireless ear pods:
How to properly care for the wireless ear pods?
Below we provide instructions in detail so you can use your earpods properly:
- Don’t leave them in your pocket
- Don’t use them while charging your phone
- Don’t throw them around
- Don’t store them with other objects like keys or coins.
- Connect with bluetooth properly.
Check the bluetooth connection.
Ensure your phone isn’t connected to any other Bluetooth devices when using wireless ear pods. Otherwise, the music might play on both devices at once. This cannot be very pleasant if you want to listen to something different on each device!
Throwing them around
Please be careful not to throw your wireless ear pods around. And don’t forget that there are no wires connecting these headphones, so if you throw them, it will be difficult to find them.
Using them when charging cell phone
- If a charging cell phone is nearby, don’t use the wireless ear pods. The magnets could cause damage to your phone’s internal components, and they could be very expensive to repair.
- If you are using a charger with your smartphone in order to charge both devices at once (e.g., while on a plane), don’t wear the wireless ear pods while doing so. This can cause overheating of either or both pieces of equipment and may result in damage.
Not cleaning them regularly.
There are several ways to clean your ear pods, and the best one will depend on what type of material they’re made from.
- You can use a soft cloth or Q-tip dipped in alcohol for silicone or plastic-based headphones to wipe down the surface. Do not use abrasive materials such as sandpaper, steel wool, or a toothbrush to clean them, as this can scratch their finish and permanently damage them.
- If your headphones have foam covers, get a damp cotton swab with water and gently rub it on each side until they’re clean again.
Storing them in your pocket with other objects
One of the most common things people do not realize is that they shouldn’t store their Airpods in a pocket with other objects. They can get damaged when they’re stored this way. The reason for this is that the earbuds are quite small and soft. At the same time, other items in your pockets are usually hard objects that could damage the Airpods through movement or friction.
Don’t leave them on for long periods
The battery life of your wireless ear pods can be affected by how long you leave them turned on. It’s best to turn off your earbuds when you’re not using them and charge them when you need to listen again.
The more you take care of your ear pods, the longer they’ll last. We hope this article has given you some helpful tips on caring for your wireless ear pods!