Deep Cleaning Your iPhone?...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boss1, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. boss1
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    macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    What are some safe and effective ways to give the iPhone a good deep cleaning? particularly 3 problem places...

    When I bought the phone the occasional wipe, or spray and wipe has been sufficient enough to clean my iPhone.

    Now almost 2 months later, I'm starting to notice dirt and crud on the phone in places where a simple wipe will not suffice. Particularly in 3 places:

    The ear speaker area: it's slowly, over time, starting to collect dirt since it's recessed.

    The dock port: obviously an area that was very likely to build up grim

    The entire border between the glass surface and aluminum trim: It's like a trench that seems to be trapping more and more dirt as time goes by.
  2. Sobe
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    macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    try a q-tip

    you can rub the cotton tip between your fingers to get a nice little fine thread to fit into tighter spots.

    For others areas, compressed air.
  3. kennyboy3
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    macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2007

    Excellent idea!
  4. scaredpoet
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    macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I've found that these camel-hair blower-brushes used for cameras also work really well in cleaning up dust from the iPhone without harming the exterior.

    The blower is not powerful enough to replace compressed air, but the brush end does pick up and sweep away dust and dirt quite well, including from the earpiece and dock connector.
  5. gceo
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    macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Excellent idea, as compressed air just moves the dust around, and can sometimes force dust under the glass. (although the iPhone seems to be better sealed than my past phones that ALL got dust under the screen.)

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