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How to clean Apple EarPods

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  1. How to clean Apple EarPods, Apple EarPods cleaning: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • If your EarPods are dirty with dust or wax, or anything else on the ear pieces, follow these steps to clean them.

  2. How to clean Apple EarPods: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to clean Apple EarPods: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use a toothpick to rub all the holes in the earphone

    • Don't use a pencil, it lets waste or any other metal tool, you can puncture the earpod and ruin it.

  3. How to clean Apple EarPods: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to clean Apple EarPods: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Repeat the process for the other EarPod

  4. How to clean Apple EarPods: step 4, image 1 of 2 How to clean Apple EarPods: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to clean the exterior of the EarPod

    • Ignore the fact that the alcohol is in the Earpods' case

  5. How to clean Apple EarPods: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to clean Apple EarPods: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Don't submerge the EarPods in the alcohol. If the alcohol enters the interior of the Earpod, it will damage the speaker.

  6. How to clean Apple EarPods: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Let the EarPods dry for at least 10 minutes before using

    • Let the Earpods dry by itself, if you use a fan, a hair dryer, or anything else, you could generate corrosion inside and that will ruin it

Conclusion

Remember to dry your Earpods for 10 minutes.

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Best way is clean the larger part with a earbud. The smaller doesnt make that much sound. Blow air onto the larger part after cleaning.

jaidityayadav - Reply

I use a cotton swab (q-tip). First a dry one, then I blow into all openings, next I use a damp (not dripping) q-tip (alcohol, saliva) to remove remaining wax, dirt. There are four opening on each earbud. I clean them all.

allisonbridges1 - Reply

With saliva? You &&^&^$ disgusting.

Pixel Shibe -

GROSS Saliva? yuck

adrienne adams -

what the &&^& is wrong with you

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