Keeping your electronics clean is a great habit to get into. Not only will they last longer, which is always a plus when you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on your gadget, they’ll look better, and actually work better, too. There’s nothing worse than headphones that are all gunked up; You’re constantly touching them, they get lint and earwax on them and suffer from lost sound quality. Fortunately, cleaning your headphones should only take a few minutes.
What you’ll need:
Toothpicks, a toothbrush, a microfiber cloth, Q-tips, water and vinegar or hydrogren peroxide, and a can of compressed air.
1. Remove the AirPods from the case. Using a microfiber cloth, buff each AirPod and the case. The more you’re able to clean without using any liquid, the better off you’ll be.
2. For lint and dirt, use a soft toothbrush. You should be able to remove a lot by gentle brushing it away, or using a toothpick to very carefully pick out pieces.
3. If there is more difficult to remove grime, you can use either a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water, or a drop of hydrogen peroxide. Just lightly dampen a Q-tip and rub gently. Avoid getting moisture inside the AirPod.
3. Dry everything with a microfiber cloth, taking extra care for any crevasses if you used a liquid.
4. Finish everything off with a quick spray from a compressed air canister. This should get every last bit of lint and dust off.