Introduction

This guide will teach you how to clean your EarPods

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No parts required.

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  • If your EarPods are dirty with dust or wax, or anything else on the ear pieces, follow these steps to clean them.

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Image 1/2: Don't use a pencil, it lets waste or any other metal tool, you can puncture the earpod and ruin it. Image 2/2: Don't use a pencil, it lets waste or any other metal tool, you can puncture the earpod and ruin it.
  • 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.

using toothpick can push the wax further into the wire mesh...Tried and repenting!

if this has happened with anybody, use toothbrush or wall paint brush...and do a "soft-jab and sweep"

Ajay Ramaswamy - Reply

What do you do when you do push the wax inside? I think I pushed a substantial amount in.

rootbeer08530 -

toothpick just seems like a bad idea...tried the toothbrush and it worked perfectly! had a small amount of earwax build-up and I thought it was too late, as it seemed as though it had been pushed into the tiny holes in the mesh. wasn't the case!

mitchell - Reply

tried the toothpick before I found EarSkinz (earskinz.com). I just wipe these little covers with alcohol and my EarPods are clean. i love EarSkinz bc the grill is covered. try them!

rachael - Reply

Toothbrush works so much better, fast and easy. My EarPods sound like new so much it startled me.

javiermatusevich - Reply

Alcohol induced corrosion? Really?

Think again

Michael Steinmeyer - Reply

I don't think it said that

rootbeer08530 -

Corrosion is possible... and more than likely. Most alcohol is not sold as 100% alcohol. It is almost always mixed in a solution with water

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  • Repeat the process for the other EarPod

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  • Use isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to clean the exterior of the EarPod

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

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  • Don't submerge the EarPods in the alcohol. If the alcohol enters the interior of the Earpod, it will damage the speaker.

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Image 1/1: 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
  • 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

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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

Consider using ACV (vinegar).

allisonbridges1 - Reply

All I do is use disinfecting wipes and I home free!!!

nixoncherine - Reply

doesn't enough for my earphone

Erkin Ordulu - Reply

Do not use a q-tip or anything like that because the q-tip sheds - my experience with it. .

You can use a very clean toothbrush but make sure it's clean or it will leave it's own dried stuff in there -

I used a very clean toothbrush.

bekah0176 - Reply

i used sticky tac to pull the excess wax out of the grill it made the grills on my earpods look like new

walkerobrien5 - Reply

shyte &&^&^$^ tips right there.

dannykatz - Reply

Watch this video & clean your EarPods effectively - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH-qrqao...

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