Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:29 PM   #1
motoleo
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
How do you clean the iPhone earpiece grill?

It has like- earwax in it. Does anyone have any solutions?

Last edited by motoleo; Feb 10, 2012 at 05:23 PM.
motoleo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:05 PM   #2
mrsir2009
macrumors 604
 
mrsir2009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Have you tried things like cotton buds, tooth picks, pins/needles?
mrsir2009 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:19 PM   #3
pooleman
macrumors 65816
 
pooleman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Eastern CT
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
It has like- earwax in it. Does anyone have any solutions?
1) Use a Q-tip to clean out the ear piece.
2) Then use another Q-tip to clean out YOUR ear piece.
3) Repeat step 2 periodically to void needing to repeat step 1
pooleman is online now   11 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:19 PM   #4
bandofbrothers
macrumors 68040
 
bandofbrothers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Uk
Some sort of vacuum cleaner ?

Blue/white tack ?
__________________
MacBook Air 11 Core i5 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5.

iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Space Grey - iOS 8.0.2
iPad Air 16GB Space Grey. - iOS 8.0.2
bandofbrothers is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 02:21 PM   #5
greg555
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Canada
You could try that green goop you buy to pick up the dirt between the keys on your keyboard.
__________________
| iPhone | iMac | iPad |
greg555 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:16 PM   #6
CubeHacker
macrumors 65816
 
CubeHacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Bristle brush attachment on a vacuum.
CubeHacker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:38 PM   #7
Leonard1818
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
run it under some hot water. It'll melt the ear wax right away.







disclaimer: don't run your phone under any water. Just clean your ears more often.
Leonard1818 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:41 PM   #8
chakraj
macrumors 65816
 
chakraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: So Cal
Once you use the special removal tool its pretty easy. the hard part is finding that darn thing once its removed.

Removal tool
Click image for larger version

Name:	Colonial_Brick.jpg
Views:	375
Size:	223.3 KB
ID:	323851

Find ear piece
Click image for larger version

Name:	destroyed-iphone4-tompert-fairchild-5.jpg
Views:	407
Size:	232.0 KB
ID:	323850
chakraj is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:46 PM   #9
Leonard1818
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by chakraj View Post
Once you use the special removal tool its pretty easy. the hard part is finding that darn thing once its removed.

Removal tool
Attachment 323851

Find ear piece
Attachment 323850
THRE IT IS!!! There, at the bottom of the 2nd picture!!!
Leonard1818 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:49 PM   #10
Carlanga
macrumors 603
 
Carlanga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: PR
Q-tip? it's easier if you clean your ears with it before using the iPhone though.
__________________
☻ "A dream you dream alone is only a dream...
... A dream you dream together is reality." ☻
Carlanga is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 10, 2012, 05:22 PM   #11
motoleo
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
I think I'll try the Q-tip dipped in alcohol and a small toothbrush to finish the job.

You guys provided some really good input! Thanks!



Squeaky clean!
motoleo is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clean iPhone 5 front speaker grill without broken it? abley22 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 1 Feb 19, 2013 04:20 PM
Speaker Grill teared on iPhone 4S dave8209 iPhone 5 Feb 12, 2013 12:16 PM
Earpiece Speaker Grill Condition desmortum iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 3 Nov 4, 2012 01:30 PM
How go clean speaker grill? nies iPhone 4 Oct 25, 2012 08:20 PM
iPhone 5 Earpiece Futhark iPhone 0 Sep 26, 2012 12:46 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC