Is It Safe To Use AirPods During A Thunderstorm?

Some people argue that headphones will attract lightning but that is not completely true.

Wearing headphones during a thunder or lightning storm does not make you a target.

In fact, the odds of being struck by lightning stays the same with or without you wearing headphones.

Is it safe to use Bluetooth headphones during a thunderstorm?

Do not use telephones, headphones or electrical appliances during the storm – lightning can travel through the wires and produce shocks to anyone using them. Note: Cell phones are safe to use during lightning storms because they are not physically connected to the wires.

Can you get electrocuted with Airpods?

Yes, but it won’t be fatal enough to kill you. Albeit the chances are very very rare, it is still a possibility, and this happens when static is building up in your headphones, as a result of rubbing against some kind of electric conducting material.

Is it safe to use a tablet during a thunderstorm?

During a storm, you may use a laptop or tablet inside as long as the device is not plugged into a wall outlet. Also, stay away from windows and doors while using your laptop or tablet to avoid static electricity damage and lightning strikes.

Is it dangerous to use electronics during a thunderstorm?

As long as the device is not plugged in to the building’s electric wiring, it is perfectly safe to use it during a lightning storm. The notion that using battery powered devices like laptops, cell phones, and ear buds somehow attracts lightning is a myth with no basis in science.

Can I use the toilet during a thunderstorm?

A toilet is probably as safe a place as any in a lightning storm, if you’re not touching metal. Don’t sit in a bathtub while in contact with the metal drain cap or faucet. If you have metal plumbing instead of PVC, lightning can follow the pipes through your walls and give you a good (perhaps fatal) jolt.

Is it safe to use WiFi during a thunderstorm?

Using a WiFi device is the best way to remain safe. Using a hand held device is harmless during a Thunderstorm. There is always a “However”. If you are in your Bedroom say and the Modem supplying your WiFi is in your room with you and Lightning strikes your Power line then you could absolutely be injured.