How to Clean Each Component of Your Apple Airpods

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Cleaning Services, Detailed Cleaning

Hear this, those teeny-tiny magical sound tubes you call your Apple AirPods, the trendiest piece of tech-sorcery to hit our eardrums since The Beatles, aren’t going to clean themselves, folks! Like that prized pet rock, they need a little TLC to keep ticking, or more accurately, clicking and singing away in your lug holes. Let me give you the ins and outs on how get them to be gleaming like they just rolled off the assembly line.

So, why do these little auditory whatchamacallits require a scrub-a-dub? Well, for one, just like you wouldn’t want to dip your nacho in a grubby guacamole pot, your tunes deserve an impeccable conduit, uncorrupted by muck you didn’t even know was possible. Secondly, a chapstick sized bit of wax buildup in your AirPods is a mega highway to malfunction kingdom. And nobody wants that.

  • Gently massage each part of your AirPods with a soft, dry cloth and a submissive cleaning solution- don’t go Hulk on them with some bleach or strong detergent! Remember, inside those glorious tune carriers could be a microscopic universe, so don’t flood it!

  • Once you’ve done a stint of earpod pamper-spa, put them to bed snugly in their case, safe from dings, dents, or an unfortunate dunk in leftover SpaghettiO’s.


Let’s get in to the nitty-gritty of getting your tiny tune masters gleaming like KITT from Knight Rider!

First, ease the earbuds apart like socially awkward teens at their first dance party. Then, lightly brush each bud with a cloth with softer emotions than a Nicholas Sparks novel.

Next up, wipe clean that charging box, being careful not to get any moisture inside. Imagine it’s a treasure chest and you’ve got one of Indiana Jones’ ancient relics inside. Best to keep that secure!

After all that, swaddle them up in their snug little charging crib and boom, your AirPods are cleaner than the Men in Black’s records!

Jazzing them up every so often is as important as showering yourself, especially if you’re surrounded by a dust storm or get caught in an earwax blizzard. Punch out at least once a week on the cleaning clock to avoid your AirPods croaking halfway through your favorite jam.

Never leave out the charging case, it’s the life source of your little eardrum huggers. Be as gentle as Mary Poppins with it and use a soft cloth to remove any grime that has snuck up on it.

Next, using a soft cloth, dust off the outside case like you’re Indiana Jones discovering an ancient artifact. Be gentle with the microphone and avoid any water getting inside like it’s that pesky shark circling the ship.

Finally, give the earbuds a fond pat-down with a dry cloth, making sure not to give them a liquid lunch. If there’s a buildup on the microphone or sensors, a gentle dab from a cotton bud would be a great parting gift.

Related: find out more about How to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and EarPods, according to Apple.

Now that you’re Masters of the AirPod Clean, remember to stick to soft, dry mittens, and avoid using chemicals that could singe your AirPods’ tiny hairpieces off. If you’re thinking about giving them a swimming lesson, try to remember – they’re not waterproof.

If all this spring cleaning has you a tad discombobulated, give Apple Support a shout. They dish out the real deal on how to keep your prized sound carriers raring to go. Now off to the races with your spick-and-span AirPods! Enjoy that sublime clarity of sound, my friends, and keep on Rockin’ in the tech world!

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