AirPods should not be used in the steam room because it will likely cause damage that will not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. They are IPX4-rated which makes them water-resistant but not waterproof.
Furthermore, saunas often reach temperatures of around 110 °F which is 15 °F higher than Apple’s recommended maximum temperature of 95 °F.
AirPods are not fully waterproof, and they definitely aren’t heatproof. It is not recommended to bring your AirPods into a steam room, sauna or any other conditions that are outside of the manufacturer’s specifications.
AirPods are NOT waterproof! They are water-resistant. This means that if you decide to go for a jog in the rain or get extra sweaty from a workout, they’re not going to be ruined.
Although this is a very uncommon occurrence, there have been reports of AirPods and similar types of earbuds overheating and catching fire as a result.
There is a unique and interesting problem that dry saunas pose when it comes to AirPods. Because dry saunas operate with dry heat, there is potential for the air to be very arid. In such conditions, static electricity occurs and can build up in your AirPods.