AirPods are probably the most popular earphones on the market right now, especially for iPhone users. But like all earphones – and all devices – they get dirty over time and will need to be cleaned.
Not only do AirPods get clogged with earwax, but there’s also dirt that builds up when they get lost under the car seat. And of course, whatever you touch every day will still be filled with germs and grease.
Fortunately, cleaning your AirPods and their case is easy.
To clean your AirPods and their case, you’ll need at least a lint-free cloth, some water, and a thin-edged tool like a toothpick or pin. If there are dirty spots that don’t come out, you may also need denatured alcohol.
How to clean your AirPods
To clean your expensive Apple earphones, you’ll need a soft, lint-free cloth and a tool with a thin tip.
For the cloth, it is recommended to purchase a “microfiber” cloth. The thin-edged tool can be a toothpick, floss stick, bobby pin, needle, or other household item – if you don’t want to use something sharp, a cotton ball will work too.
1. Clean the outside of the earbuds with the lint-free cloth lightly moistened with water.
2. Use another dry, lint-free cloth to dry the earbuds, taking care not to get liquids into any of the openings. 3. To get rid of the earwax that is stuck in the earphone speaker hole, take your thin-edged instrument or a dry cotton swab. Carefully pull out the earwax, making sure to focus on the edges of the speaker. If you are using a pointed object, be careful not to cut yourself or puncture the speaker.
If you have AirPods Pro, you will also need to clean the silicone tips that cover the speaker of each earbud.
1. Remove the silicone tips covering the AirPods Pro earbuds and rinse them with water. Do not add soap or other household cleaners.
2. Dry them with a soft, lint-free cloth, making sure they are completely dry.
3. Once they’re dry, plug them back into the AirPods.
Suggestion quick : To remove the tips of an AirPod Pro, pull firmly from the base of the tip, where it is connected to the headset.
To reconnect, line up the tip with the oval-shaped connectors on the headset speakers and push firmly. It may take a few tries, but once the connectors are aligned, it should easily connect with a click.
Before cleaning the AirPods case, remove the AirPods.
1. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to clean the outside of the case. For stiffer stains, you can lightly dampen the cloth with alcohol, but be sure to wipe the stains off afterwards. Make sure that no moisture gets inside the case’s AirPod mounts or charging port.
2. To remove debris from the charging port, use a soft bristle brush.
3. To clean the inside of the case, use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a soft toothbrush – the bristles will help remove dirt from the corners and crevices inside the case.