How to Clean Your Apple AirPods

In this post, we show you how to clean your Apple AirPods and remove any dirt, grime, or ear wax that might be clogging them up.

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In order to clean your Apple AirPods you will need the following supplies: a small bowl, distilled water, a cotton swab, and a microfiber cloth.


Toothbrush bristles are the perfect size and shape for cleaning the speaker mesh on your AirPods. Just wet the bristles and gently brush away any dirt or debris. toothbrush handle can also help you remove any wax buildup from the AirPod charging case.

cotton swabs

Cotton swabs can be used to clean your AirPods in a number of ways. You can use them to clean the inside of the charging case, as well as the microphone and speaker grilles. You can also use them to wipe down the exterior of your AirPods.

rubbing alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is the best thing to use to clean your Apple AirPods. You find rubbing alcohol at your local drug store. It is important to use rubbing alcohol and not any other type of cleaning solution because it will not damage your AirPods.


In order to keep your Apple AirPods clean and free of bacteria, it is important to clean them on a regular basis. Here are some simple steps that you can follow in order to clean your AirPods.

Take the earbuds out of the case

1. Take the earbuds out of the case
2. Locate the small microphone hole on the back of each earbud. This is where you will insert the end of a cotton swab
3. Gently insert the cotton swab into each microphone hole, twisting slightly as you go. You should feel the cotton swab make contact with something soft inside the earbud. This is the microphone membrane
4. Continue twisting and pushing the cotton swab until it exits out of the tiny speaker hole on the front of each earbud
5. If you see any dirt or debris on the cotton swab, dispose of it and repeat steps 2-5 until the cotton swabs come out clean

Use a toothbrush to remove any dirt or grime on the earbuds

If you see any dirt or grime on your earbuds, you can use a toothbrush to remove it. Gently brush the bristles against the earbud until it is clean. You can also use a cotton swab if you prefer.

If your earbuds are particularly dirty, you may need to use a mild soap and water solution. Make sure to rinse the earbuds thoroughly afterwards so that no soap residue is left behind.

Use cotton swabs dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean the microphone and speaker mesh

If you have visible dirt or grime on your AirPods, you can use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean them. Just be sure not to get the cotton swab too wet, as this could damage the delicate mesh on the microphone and speaker.

Use the toothbrush to clean the charging case

Toothbrush? Yes, toothbrush. Any bristled brush will do, but a toothbrush is small enough to get in all the nooks and crannies of the case. Use it to scrub away dirt, dust, and any other grime that’s built up. Be sure to brush the Lightning connector as well. A clean charging case means better connectivity and a longer lifespan for your case (and ‌AirPods‌).

Wipe down the case with a dry cloth

start unplug your charging case from any power source and open the lid. Take a lint-free cloth—such as a lens cloth—and wipe down the exterior of the case. If you have any stubborn stains, you can use a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the cloth. Be sure not to get any moisture in the charging ports on the bottom of the case.


Here are some tips on how to clean your Apple AirPods. You can use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the outside of your AirPods. If you need to clean the inside of your AirPods, you can use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

Don’t use water to clean the earbuds or charging case

To clean your AirPods Pro, simply use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. If you must, you can lightly dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol. You should avoid getting moisture in any of the openings, and don’t use compressed air, aerosolves cleaners like Lysol or rubbing alcohol. Don’t put your AirPods Pro in water or try to clean them with shampoo.

Avoid getting the charging case too wet

The case for your Apple AirPods is water resistant, but that doesn’t mean you should go around dunking it in puddles or leaving it out in the rain. If it does get wet, make sure to dry it off as soon as possible. Otherwise, water could end up causing corrosion and damage to the internal components of the case.

Don’t use harsh cleaning chemicals on the earbuds or charging case

Your AirPods and charging case are made of special materials, so it’s important that you don’t use harsh chemicals, abrasive materials, or solvents on them. These could damage the earbuds or charging case.

To clean your AirPods and charging case, follow these steps:
– Use a dry, soft, lint-free cloth to wipe the earbuds and the charging case.
– If there’s any dirt or debris on the mesh part of the earbuds, use a dry cotton swab to remove it.
– Don’t put your AirPods in water or try to use detergent to clean them.

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