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How to clean AirPods?

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AirPods are one of the most popular earbuds. They are very efficient and wireless. Airpods are of those devices, they are wireless earphones combined with intelligent design with breakthrough technology and crystal clear sound. Airpods now feature hands-free access to Siri using just your voice. It provides more than 24 hours of listening time with the charging case. It has an effortless setup, and in-ear detection, and is automatic for an amazing experience. They provide an amazing audio experience. 

Earbuds in general are getting very popular. And just like all the earbuds, AirPods too tend to get dirty. Your AirPods can get clogged with earwax or maybe you dropped them in your car. And obviously, there is dirt, grease, and germs everywhere. So it is vital for you to clean your AirPods. Taking care of your AirPods and cleaning them is not a complicated task, it’s pretty easy. 

Ingredients to clean your AirPods 

So in order to clean your AirPods and their case you might need some things. You need a minimum of one lint-free cloth, a fine-edged tool for example a toothpick and finally, you need some water. For the rigid grease that would not come out, you need some rubbing alcohol. 

Things to remember before cleaning your AirPods 

Keep in mind the following tips before cleaning your AirPods:

  1. Do not clean your AirPods by running them underwater. This will damage your AirPods.
  2. Make sure you use a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth. 
  3. Be very cautious about not getting any kind of liquid or moisture in the opening of the AirPods. 
  4. Clean the microphone and the speakers with a cotton bud or swab. Avoid using any sharp tools. If you are using sharp tools, make sure to be very gentle and not pierce the speaker.

The ideal way to clean your AirPods 

You need a lint-free cloth to clean your AirPods, it should preferably be a microfibre cloth and a fine-edged tool that might be a Bobby pin, needle, toothpick, dental floss, etc. If you are trying to avoid sharp-ended stuff, you can use a cotton earbud too. 

The first step is to clean and wipe all the dirt outside of the earbuds with the lint-free cloth, you should lightly damp it with water. Then use a dry lint-free cloth or you can use the dry side of the lint-free cloth to dry the earbuds. Be extremely cautious about not getting any liquid in the openings of the earbuds.  

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How to clean earwax from your AirPods? 

To get the earwax stuck in your AirPods speaker hole out, you need a fine-edged tool or a cotton earbud. Now be very careful while getting the earwax out of the speaker hole, clean out the edges of the speaker. If you are using a sharp tool, be cautious about not piercing yourself and not damaging the speaker. 

How to clean AirPods Pro?

To clean your AirPods Pro, you would have to clean the silicone tips of the earbuds that cover the speaker. The first step is to take the silicone tips from the AirPods Pro and wash them with water. Remember not to add any kind of soap or cleaning product you use at home. Now go ahead and dry them by wiping them with a lint-free cloth, preferably a microfibre one. Before reattaching them to the earbuds, make sure they are completely dry. Do not put them back before making sure of that. 

How to remove and reattach the tips of the AirPods Pro?

Before cleaning the tips you have to remove them from your AirPods Pro. Pull off the tip from the base of the tip firmly. Now when you have cleaned the tips properly, reattach them. To reattach the tips, align them with the connectors which are oval-shaped onto the earbud’s speaker, and push them onto them. It should easily attack with a click when aligned. 

How to clean your AirPods Max?

If you have AirPods Max, do not clean them by washing them underwater. Only use a lint-free cloth to clean them. The first step is to clean and wipe all the dirt outside of the earbuds with the lint-free cloth, you should lightly damp it with water. Then use a dry lint-free cloth or you can use the dry side of the lint-free cloth to dry the earbuds. Be extremely cautious about not getting any liquid in the openings of the earbuds.  Make sure to not use any sharp tools to clean your AirPods Max. 

How to clean the cushions and headband of your AirPods Max?

To clean the cushions and headband of AirPods Max you need to 

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon (5 mL) of liquid laundry detergent into 1 cup (250 mL) of water in a container. 
  2. Now remove the cushions. 
  3. Dip your lint-free cloth into the soapy water you just made. 
  4. And wipe the cushions and the headband with the corn for about a minute.
  5. Now wipe it with a lint-free cloth dipped in freshwater. 
  6. Make sure to dry them properly before reattaching them. 

How to clean AirPods case?

Now let’s talk about how to clean your AirPods case. Remove the AirPods from the case and take a lint-free cloth and wipe the cover from the outside. Make sure you are using a dry lint-free cloth. If there are some spots that are not coming off, you can use a little bit of rubbing alcohol. But make sure you dry it properly after. You need to be very cautious about not getting any kind of liquid or moisture inside the case and the charging point. To clean the dust out of the charging port, you need a soft bristle brush. You can also use the soft bristle brush to clean the case from the inside. Lightly brush all the dirt out of the case. 

Conclusion 

In the above article we discussed how to clean your AirPods, the ingredients you need to clean them, and some tips to keep in mind while cleaning them. Further, we discussed how to clean AirPods Pro and AirPods. Lastly, how to clean the AirPods case.

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