Everyone with Apple AirPods must know the 3 BEST cleaning hacks

While AIRPODS look great, they can get dirty over time.

Whether it’s sweat, earwax or other debris, you want to be sure you’re cleaning yours properly – and not damaging them.

AirPods need a deep cleaning every now and then


AirPods need a deep cleaning every now and thenPhoto credit: Getty

Here are three essential cleaning tips to get your AirPods back to a sparkling white state.

Running under water is an absolute no-go

It goes without saying that water really isn’t a good idea.

AirPods Pro and AirPods 3rd generation are water and sweat resistant, but not water or sweat resistant.

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But Apple has made it very clear, so there’s no doubting its own guidance: “Don’t run AirPods or AirPods Pro under water.”

Instead, the company says you should use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

Use cotton swabs

Cotton swabs are a great way to clean parts near the microphone and speaker grills without damaging anything.

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Apple actually suggests you keep it dry though.

And no matter how stubborn something might be stuck to it, you really shouldn’t use sharp objects or abrasive materials to scrape something off.

dealing with stains

Apple specifically mentions soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, perfume, solvents, laundry detergent, acids or acidic foods, insect repellent, sunscreen, oil, or hair dye as the many types of liquids that can stain or damage your AirPods.

If you accidentally exposed yours to one of these, it’s best to wipe them clean with a cloth lightly dampened with fresh water.

Then dry them immediately with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

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Make sure they are completely dry before putting them back in the charging case.

And do not use them again until they are completely dried out.

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