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.
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Cleaning EarPods and AirPods - Tips from Apple
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. (Which)
Remove dirt from connections and small openings
Now the various openings, protective grilles and connections are not the largest and foreign objects are therefore not so easy to remove. Something sits in the Apple EarPods, AirPods or the charging case, things can get tricky. You should use compressed air – 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.
Your tips for cleaning headphones
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 :)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the 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 to current bugs.