How to Clean Your AirPods

Cleaning your AirPods is important to maintain audio quality and hygiene.

Be mindful, however, that AirPods and AirPods Pro are not water-resistant, so you should be careful not to get any liquid in the openings.

Here's a comprehensive guide on how to clean your AirPods and AirPods Pro safely:

What You'll Need

  1. A soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
  2. A dry, soft-bristled brush, like a clean toothbrush or an anti-static brush.
  3. Isopropyl alcohol (70%) or wipes.
  4. Cotton swabs or toothpicks (preferably plastic or wooden).
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Cleaning the Earbuds

1.Remove any dirt

Gently brush the microphone and speaker meshes with a dry, soft-bristled brush. These areas can accumulate lint and earwax, which can affect audio quality

. Avoid using any sharp objects or abrasive materials that could cause damage.

 

2.Wipe the exterior

Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth to wipe the outside of the earbuds. You can slightly dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol (70%) for a more thorough cleaning, but be careful not to get any liquid in the openings.

Avoid using any type of soap or harsh cleaning solutions.

 

3.Clean the connectors

If you notice any debris on the metal connectors at the bottom of the AirPods, clean it off with a dry, soft-bristled brush. Never use a metal object for this, as it can cause damage.

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Cleaning the Case

1.Clean the exterior

Wipe the outside of the charging case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. If needed, slightly dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol. Do not use soap or abrasive cleaning solutions.

 

1.Clean the exterior

Wipe the outside of the charging case with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. If needed, slightly dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol. Do not use soap or abrasive cleaning solutions.

 

2.Clean the lightning connector

Use a dry, soft-bristled brush to remove any debris from the lightning connector. Avoid using anything metal, which could cause damage.

3.Clean the lid and the internal part

Use a cotton swab for this. Be gentle and avoid pushing the cotton swab too far into the charging ports where the AirPods are placed.

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Cleaning the Ear Tips of AirPods Pro

1.Remove the ear tips

Firmly hold the ear tip, then pull. It should come off with a little bit of force. Be careful not to tear the silicone.

 

2.Clean the ear tips

Rinse the ear tips with water. Don't use soap or any other household cleaners.

Wipe them with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth and wait for them to completely dry before reattaching them to the AirPods Pro.

 

3.Clean the speaker mesh

After removing the ear tips, use a dry, soft-bristled brush to clean the speaker mesh.

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Reassemble

1.Reattach the ear tips

Line up an ear tip with the oval-shaped connector on the AirPod, then push the ear tip onto the connector until it clicks into place.

 

2.Store your AirPods

Once everything is dry, return your AirPods or AirPods Pro to their charging case.

Remember to clean your AirPods regularly to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Always make sure they're dry before you place them back in the case or use them.