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How Far Can AirPods Pro (1st Gen) Be From iPhone? Real-Life Test With Video Proof!

AirPods Pros are Bluetooth 5.0, which can connect to another device via Bluetooth up to 800 feet (240 meters).

I decided to put the AirPods Pro Bluetooth distance to the test for users like you and me who want to know the real number.

I got my camera out, set it to record, connected my iPhone 13 Mini to my AirPods, and started walking on the road. I counted my strides and kept walking until the music cut out, meaning the AirPods Pro disconnected.

Here’s the video on my YouTube channel so you can watch it yourself.

The AirPods Pro is Bluetooth 5.0, meaning AirPods Pro can be up to 800 feet away from the iPhone. However, during testing, the AirPods Pro stopped connecting to the iPhone 300 feet away in an area with little obstruction for the Bluetooth signal.

I counted 124 strides before the Bluetooth connection cut out.

I counted 124 strides before the Bluetooth connection cut out.

I’m 6 feet, according to One stride is 30 inches, 30×124 is 3720, and 3720 inches converted into feet is 310. This measurement is less than half of Bluetooth 5.0’s theoretical range of 800 feet, showing that the reality is quite different from the truth.

You can see in the video I’m not in an area with a lot of obstruction to the Bluetooth signal, like in the middle of a crowded city full of buildings. So the signal should have been strong.

Correctly charging your AirPods Pro is important to keep the battery healthy. The complete guide to AirPods and battery charging is a helpful article to keep your battery in great condition.