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Both the "old" wired EarPods and the new wireless AirPods from Apple (here is the test report) are not immune to dust, lint and other foreign bodies. Wearing them in the ears adds to the need to clean the headphones every now and then. In addition, the charging case does not close dust-tight, so that dust, lint and the like come together here. Especially when you carry the case in your jacket or trouser pocket, backpack or handbag. Therefore, here you will find tips on cleaning AirPods with various techniques and means.
Apple officially states that you should use a "soft, dry, lint-free cloth" to clean the headphones. The grilles of the microphone and loudspeaker can also be worked on with cotton swabs and / or a dry, clean brush. The latter should have soft bristles. No liquid should be used here either; And you should also avoid using abrasive cleaning agents and sharp objects. The same also applies to cleaning the AirPods charging case. (Source)
Now the various openings, protective grilles and connections are not the largest and foreign objects are therefore not so easily removed. If something is stuck in the Apple EarPods, AirPods or the charging case, the matter can turn out to be uncomfortable. On compressed air you should - different from the MacBook keyboard - do without here as well as with the iPhone or iPad. But you can do that Type cleaner use, which is actually used for typewriter letters; alternatively Doughwhich is mostly used to attach posters. You will find a set of different antistatic brushes and cleaning gel for electronic devices with this link.
What are your tips and tricks for cleaning headphones in general and Apple AirPods in particular? And what should you leave behind? Feel free to write a comment with your tips and experiences :)
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.