Earpiece grill and headphone cleaning

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pure-rockstar, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. pure-rockstar macrumors regular

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    So um, I'm not sure how it keeps getting dirty.

    How do you clean something like this.
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I use a lightly isopropyl alcohol-damped Q-Tip (not wet... if it drips when you squeeze it, it's too wet) and allow the cotton to scrub any grit off.
     
  3. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    You can use compressed air to blow debris and other stuff out.

    I've used cotton swabs and toothpicks to get all the muck and other stuff out of the ear piece, but for the headphone jack, try compressed air.

    .....if you want to get creative. :rolleyes:
     
  4. CarmelMacchiato macrumors member

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    People with issues of debris in the earpiece, speaker and mic. You might try turning your pockets out when washing you pants or jeans as well. Helps tremendously.
     
  5. pure-rockstar thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll try the pocket thing. But if it's getting stuck I the grill wouldn't you want to suck it out instead of blowing it in? Or pushing it in?
     
  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    i have a foam/insulation ceiling in my room that has not even 8 ft ceilings (basement) and i keep a sewing needle, or pin stuck into it that i use to clean out cracks and crevices on my devices.
     
  7. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    My son spilled ketchup (yes ketchup) in my ear piece. Still works, but pretty much useless. Nothing I've tried has cleaned it. :(
     
  8. CarmelMacchiato macrumors member

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    That makes no sense.
     
  9. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    The ear piece works but the volume is so low (due to the spill) you can't really hear the caller unless you're in a very quiet place. :p

    I've been forced to use my speaker phone for the past 9 months. :(
     
  10. CarmelMacchiato macrumors member

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    Ah gotcha. Bummer. Could try a BT headset too.
    Might be better than speakerphone.
     
  11. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    I want to revive this, i have very fine particles of fust and skin that are visibibly stuck, using a piece of paper works good, but i wish there were leas tiny crevices for debris to get in
     
  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    try a small brush to clean out the earpiece grill
     
  13. JoeyJ64 macrumors newbie

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    Apples website says to never use compressed air. I’m assuming on all ports but I wouldn’t use it on any of the grill covered ports.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    This thread is OLD. You compressed air statement is a good one, never!
     
  15. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    This is going to sound weird but get a qtip and dip it in super hot water. Not dripping but enough to soften the junk. After a few minutes, put your mouth over the grill and suck gently.

    I know it’s weird and crazy but it works. Just keep softening and sucking. Should clear it up.
     

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