Resolved How do you clean the iPhone earpiece grill?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by motoleo, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. motoleo, Feb 10, 2012
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    motoleo

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    It has like- earwax in it. Does anyone have any solutions?
     
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    mrsir2009

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    Have you tried things like cotton buds, tooth picks, pins/needles?
     
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    pooleman

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    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
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    Some sort of vacuum cleaner ?

    Blue/white tack ?
     
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    You could try that green goop you buy to pick up the dirt between the keys on your keyboard.
     
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    CubeHacker

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    Bristle brush attachment on a vacuum.
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
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    chakraj

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    Once you use the special removal tool its pretty easy. the hard part is finding that darn thing once its removed.

    Removal tool
    Colonial_Brick.jpg

    Find ear piece
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  9. macrumors 68020

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    THRE IT IS!!! There, at the bottom of the 2nd picture!!!
     
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    Carlanga

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    Q-tip? it's easier if you clean your ears with it before using the iPhone though.
     
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    motoleo

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    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!

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    Squeaky clean!
     

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