How to clean iPhone earpiece grill?

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  1. Dan_999 macrumors regular

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    There is a lot of wax and dust stuck in there, does anyone know how to clean it?
     
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  3. Dan_999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much for this advice. I'll get right onto that.
    I'm more about cleaning the actual iPhone earpiece, but a good suggestion.
     
  4. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Q-tip and alcohol. Don't apply too much pressure.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Do the ear first and then the phone?
     
  6. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Believe it or not, most medical professionals advise against using q-tips in ears.

    So when the OP asks that question, I'll have to answer differently.
     
  7. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Yep. Not good for the ear drums or something like that.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I see this more and more, and it makes me wonder how the hell people are using q-tips. I could not imagine not using them!

    To the OP, I regularly just "blow" on the grill and that keeps in clean. If something gets stuck, I just fold a tiny piece of paper and slide it out.
     
  9. Dan_999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't have any alcohol. Will just a Q tip work?
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Why not? You can wet it a little too. If you're worried about damaging anything with a qtip it's extremely unlikely.
     
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    Maybe one of those interdental toothbrushes or picks, dip in alcohol and use gently.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Just do not damage the screen as it serves to do more than keep wax out!
     
  14. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68040

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    What to recommend to clean out the iPhone 7 ear piece
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Just a little brush would do it. Do not use compressed air as it would drive it past the screen.

    To be honest, I have never cleaned this screen as I never saw a reason to do so.

    Do you have your new iPhone yet? Hope it is the one that makes you happy!
     
  16. M.Shaf213 macrumors newbie

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    Toothpicks damage the top grille.
     
  17. ihakim macrumors member

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    I just use a piece of tape and gently push it into the earpiece with a toothpick and then lift it off. The dirt and dust sticks to it and then it looks good as new.
     
  18. sh65746153 macrumors newbie

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    Earpiece grill speaker:

    sensitive tooth brush eg Dontodent Handzahnbürste Super Soft, sensitive dauerhaft günstig online kaufen | dm.de
    and very small amount of distilled water

    Headphone jack:

    interdental brush #1 eg Dontodent Interdentalbürstchen Rosa 0,4 mm ISO 2 dauerhaft günstig online kaufen | dm.de

    Lightning port:

    interdental brush #2, careful don‘t brush the contacts at the bottom side eg Dontodent Interdentalbürsten Pink 0,4 mm ISO 0 dauerhaft günstig online kaufen | dm.de

    Looks like new after, be careful with pressure

    sry for the german links but I hope you get the idea
     

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  19. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68040

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    Ask @C DM he will say yes
     
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    How did I get involved in this? o_O
     
  21. M.Shaf213 macrumors newbie

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    Oh yes! it's a great phone my iPhone X has several issues and it was worth the upgrade!
     

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