If you accidentally get your AirPods wet, there are a few things you can do to dry them out. The first step is to shake them out of any excess water.
Next, you can place them in a desiccant (water-absorbing substance) like silica gel packets for at least 24 hours to help them dry out. If you don’t have silica gel packets, a crystal-based cat litter from a pet store should work as well.
You can also put the pods in a container filled with uncooked rice to soak up any extra moisture. However, this method can do more harm than good because dust, starch and even tiny grains of rice can get inside your AirPods and clog up their components.
Alternatively, you can try putting your AirPods in a bag of silica gel. This works better than just letting them dry naturally because it helps to remove the remaining moisture from them without exposing them to airborne contaminants.
The most common technique for drying out water-damaged electronics involves a desiccant pack. These small paper packets come in product packaging and feature beads that absorb moisture.
If the AirPods are still moisturized, you can place them in a small zip-lock bag with a silica gel packet or loose beads. You’ll want to keep it at room temperature and away from heaters or radiators, and we recommend leaving the bag for a full day.
After this time, you can test the AirPods to see if they’re completely dry and free of any water damage. If they are, you can then replace them with a new pair and return them to Apple for a replacement.