Cleaning dirt around home button of white iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by duelingdragons, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. duelingdragons
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    #1
    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?
     
  2. andyx3x
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    Countdown to the first "wash your hands more" reply.
     
  3. duelingdragons
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    Lol... I wash them normally but I guess there's just no avoiding crud getting around the edges.
     
  4. Phillies20
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    Use some rubbing alcohol. Works on a non-responsive home button as well.
     
  5. TM WAZZA
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  6. bluemonkeyguy
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    upside down:D
     
  7. rgarjr
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    Turn off your phone. Get a slight damp cloth Push the button and clean the edges.
     
  8. Jordan921
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  9. benguild
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    I use Invisible Glass Auto wipes. They're pretty good at cleaning just about anything IMO.
     
  10. bluemonkeyguy
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    Make sure its a small amount of moisture not a damp cloth.
     
  11. julianbdavis
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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.
     
  12. wordoflife
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    get a piece of paper and use the edges to go around it
     
  13. Adutrumque
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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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