Dust in the speaker and mic grill is more annoying than scratches.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Is there any way to prevent the grills from getting dusty? I generally put my iPhone in my pockets with no keys. Scratches are not a problem because I don't put anything in the same pocket as my iPhone but the speaker and mic grills on my 3GS are extremely dirty. Even the little nook where you slide the mute switch has dirt in the crevice.

    Does using a case minimize this or is dust collecting in those spots inevitable? I thought about using a can of compressed air but that only blows the dust into the phone.
  2. outz macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    you might be able to somewhat avoid it by using one of those dorky belt holsters instead of putting it in your pocket (probably not worth it)
  3. ad2435 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2009

    Try a vacuum attachment.
  4. Si1en7 macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2011
    Screw grabber or equivalently small paperclip. I've used the screw grabber in my headphone jack as well and pulled out all kinds of lint.
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    U left out the 2 volume buttons. Dirt tends to get around them.
  6. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Just giving a friendly bump in case anyone else has ideas.

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