How to clean your AirPods

Last updated: 2024-01-25.

How to clean your AirPods

Cleaning your AirPods is important for both hygiene and optimal functionality. Here's how you can clean your AirPods safely:

  • Use Soft Materials: Always use soft, lint-free cloths for cleaning. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe the earbuds gently. If necessary, you can dampen the cloth slightly, but ensure it's not wet.
  • Avoid Liquids: Never put your AirPods under running water, even if you're just rinsing them. They are not waterproof.
  • Avoid Abrasive Materials: Don't use anything that can scratch the surface.
  • Earwax Buildup: Earwax can accumulate in the speaker meshes, which can affect sound quality. Use a soft, dry, lint-free brush (like a clean makeup brush) to gently brush away any debris.
  • Use Isopropyl Alcohol For Sticky Residue: For more stubborn grime or sticky residue, slightly dampen a cloth with isopropyl alcohol, ensuring it's not dripping wet, and gently wipe the areas.
  • AirPods Pro: If you have AirPods Pro, they come with silicone ear tips. Remove these tips when cleaning and wash them with water. Let them dry completely before reattaching them. Ensure no water remains in the ear tip before reassembling.

By regularly inspecting and cleaning your AirPods and their case, you can extend their lifespan and enjoy better performance. Always handle your AirPods gently to avoid causing any damage during the cleaning process.

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