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Old Nov 11, 2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Cleaning dirt around home button of white iPhone?

There's a gross ring of dirt around the edge of the home button on my otherwise shiny white iPhone.

What's the best way of cleaning that out?
I tried a pushpin edge but even it seemed to be too thick.

Any suggestions?
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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Countdown to the first "wash your hands more" reply.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Countdown to the first "wash your hands more" reply.
Lol... I wash them normally but I guess there's just no avoiding crud getting around the edges.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 03:55 PM   #4
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Use some rubbing alcohol. Works on a non-responsive home button as well.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 03:55 PM   #5
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Hold down the home button while cleaning it.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:14 PM   #6
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Hold down the home button while cleaning it.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:18 PM   #7
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Turn off your phone. Get a slight damp cloth Push the button and clean the edges.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:20 PM   #8
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Use a wet cloth?
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:28 PM   #9
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I use Invisible Glass Auto wipes. They're pretty good at cleaning just about anything IMO.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 05:28 PM   #10
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Use a wet cloth?
Make sure its a small amount of moisture not a damp cloth.
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Rubbing alcohol + cotton swab. Just barely dip the cotton swab in isopropyl alcohol, depress the button, and swab around the edges.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 06:08 PM   #12
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get a piece of paper and use the edges to go around it
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Is it really nescesarry to turn off the phone?

Also:
I was cleaning my screen with some alcohol and went over the speaker under the FaceTime camera.
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