Someone found out the hard way why you don't wear AirPods in the bathroom

PhoneSoap Pro with AirPods Pro
PhoneSoap Pro with AirPods Pro (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Don't wear AirPods in the bathroom.
  • Don't wear AirPods in the bathroom.
  • Don't wear AirPods in the bathroom.

Every so often something happens and I find myself writing something I never expected to. That's good, it keeps things exciting. And then something happens that's just...odd. But as with so many things in life, there's a lesson to be learned. Like the lesson that tells us not to wear AirPods in the bathroom while

Unfortunately, that's a lesson that was hard earned by Redditor NerdWith_A_Tan after they managed to flush their toilet at just the right time to watch an AirPod Pro vanish into a watery grave. I, err, kid you not!

I was listening to atp on the throne, I lean over to flush after finishing my business and I feel my left AirPod pro wiggle out of my ear. I see it tumble end over end bounce off one side of the rim then the other and see it fall into the toilet as the flush reaches it crescendo... and it's gone.

This would give Bambi a run for its money as far as sad stories go!

Now might be a good time to check out those Comply foam tips!

Once more for those at the back – don't wear AirPods in the bathroom.

As for NerdWith_A_Tan, you're going to need this:

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.