Sonos Move water and dust resistance

Sonos Move is our weather-resistant speaker designed for portable outdoor listening. This article provides some information and considerations when bringing your Move outside your home.

Water resistance

Move has an IP rating of IP56, meaning it is resistant to water such as splashes, rain, and snow, but is not waterproof. For example, Move cannot be submerged or exposed to pressurized water such as a shower. Move’s touch controls may also be triggered when exposed to large amounts of water (i.e. heavy rain).

Outdoor usage

Move can be brought outside when in use but we recommend storing it indoors with the charging base as it is not rated to withstand long-term outdoor exposure.

Using the Charging Base

While Move is designed for portable outdoor listening, the charging base is not weather resistant and should only be used indoors. To prevent damage, inspect the metal charging contacts on both Move and the charging base to ensure they are completely dry and free of dirt and debris before charging Move.

Drying Sonos Move

We recommend using a dry cloth or towel to dry off Move after it gets wet. Then let Move air-dry to remove any excess water.

Note: Do not use forced hot air (e.g. a hairdryer) to dry your Move as this may cause damage to the product’s finish.

Still need help?

Our technicians can help over the phone or with a live chat. You can also ask questions and find answers with other Sonos owners in our Sonos Community.