Do you just flushed AirPods down the toilet accidentally! We use AirPods while using the washroom and accidentally fall into the toilet in many cases. If you have the same sort of situation, this post will help out.

What happens if I flush my Airpod down the toilet?

Apple advises against flushing or submerging AirPods in any kind of liquid because, even though they’re water-resistant, they’re not waterproof. 

In other words, if you flush them down the toilet or accidentally drop them in the pool, you can say goodbye to your AirPods (and to your wallet since they’ll likely need to be replaced). It’s even more likely that water will damage your AirPods if their battery is still charged.

However, if there’s no other option and your AirPods fall into the water, we’ve got a few tips that might help you rescue them.

What to Do If Your AirPods Fall Into Liquid?

Tip #1: Separate the AirPod case from the charging cable.

If your AirPods are still working after falling into the water, put them in a bowl of dry rice. The rice will absorb any leftover moisture, so it may help you save your AirPods.

Tip #2: If you have a scale, weigh the bowl to see if the rice can dry your AirPods fast enough.

If the bowl is too small, use a larger one and put it in a place where the AirPods can dry faster. Take the bowl with your AirPods out at the first sign of mold, and don’t put your AirPods back in the bowl if they’re wet after one day.

Tip #3: To speed up the drying process, put your bowl of rice in a dryer.

You can also try microwaving them for 30 seconds. However, if the rice doesn’t work or your AirPods are still wet after microwaving, they’re probably done for.

Tip #4: If you decide to hook your AirPods up to a charger, connect them to something that lets you know when the charging process is complete.

The charging indicator on your iPhone, iPad, or laptop doesn’t always work when it comes to charging AirPods. If the battery is completely dead, the charging indicator on your device won’t work.

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How Can you Clean Your Airpods That Dropped into Toilet?

If your Apple AirPods fall into the toilet, the best way to clean them is to first remove the battery cover. Dampen a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol and clean the contacts on the battery cover. Swipe it across the charging port, too.

Next, use a fresh cotton swab and dip it in water. Swipe it across both earbuds and the charging port. Allow them to air-dry for a few hours before putting them back in their case. If possible, make sure you let them air-dry overnight.

Do not submerge your AirPods in the water again. That would probably damage them.

As for the case, try to keep it away from water, too. If you do get it wet, let it air-dry for a bit before opening it. 

If that’s not possible, remove the batteries and place them in a dry environment as soon as possible to prevent corrosion. 

Yet, it may take hours or even days for the case to dry entirely.

In any case, it’s best to leave the batteries out of your case until it is completely dry.

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How to Retrieve Airpods that Flushed down into toilet?

There are a few ways to retrieve AirPods that have accidentally flushed down the toilet. 

One way is to use a metal hanger to try and snag them out of the drain. If that doesn’t function, you can also try using a fishing net or a piece of wire.

Now, there is yet another way to retrieve your AirPods. Flushing them down the toilet will no longer be an issue now that a new product is available.

Can you flush an AirPods case?

There is some debate about whether or not an AirPods case can be flushed.

Some people say that the case is made of a material that is not biodegradable and that, therefore, it cannot be flushed. Others say that the case is made of biodegradable material and can be flushed.

The bottom line is that you should not flush your AirPods case. The case is not designed to be flushed, and doing so could damage your AirPods and the plumbing in your home.

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Wrap Up on Flushed Airpods Down toilet

In the end, as long as you do your research and find a reliable water damage restoration company to help dry out your device, there’s no need to worry. Sure, it may seem like an inconvenience now. Still, in the future, when we have AirPods that can stay submerged indefinitely without fear of corrosion or flooding- it will be well worth the wait!

FAQs

Q1. Accidentally flushed deodorant down the toilet.

Accidentally flushed deodorant down the toilet, and now you’ve got a clog? No worries. It happens to the best of us. But you want your toilet (and your deodorant) back, and you want it now. 

Here’s what to do: What You Need:
Toilet plunger (see How to Plunge a Toilet for instructions on how to use one) and WD-40®

Steps to Remove the Clog

1. Put the plunger in the toilet, pushing down forcefully on it to create suction. Pull up on the plunger and repeat this action until the clog starts to loosen.
2. If you notice that the plunger isn’t budging the clog, spray a generous amount of WD-40® on the toilet plunger head. After a few seconds, try plunging again. This process should be repeated as many times as required.
3. If the clog still won’t give, apply another coat of WD-40®, wait a few seconds, and try plunging again. Repeat this process until the clog comes unstuck.
4. Once the toilet is unclogged, flush to ensure it doesn’t clog again. If it does, repeat the plunging and spraying process until the clog is gone.
That’s all there is to it! Your toilet should be free and clear of debris. But if you notice the water level in your bowl is lower than usual, there may be more of a problem. 

Find out how to handle this situation in How to Fix a Slow-Flowing Toilet.