How to prevent dust from entering speaker and mic grills?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    There probably is no feasible way to prevent this is there? I have used my 3GS case free for 2 years and there isn't a single scratch on it because I never placed it in my pocket with keys or coins. The only problem is the dust and lint that accumulates in the grills due to being in the pocket.

    Is there any feasible way to prevent this? Or is it just the nature of owning a cell phone?
     
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  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Happens with my phone too... There's no real way to prevent it, but you can get rid of the lint concealed in the speaker grill by taking the case off, taking the back off the phone and and using a cotton bud or a toothpick to get it all out :)
     
  4. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if one of those little brushes for cleaning out electric razors would work?
     
  5. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe like a compressed air can might help? I read that vacuum cleaners were great for fixing iPhone 4 home button woes.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Compressed air will do the trick. It made my dock look like new.
     
  7. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    check eBay. I purchased some plugs for my 3GS a whole back and it worked pretty good.
     
  8. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    Buy some blue Fun Tak. Take a chunk of it, press it into the speaker grill and pull it out. Voila, no more lint.
     
  10. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Leave it in the box and just play with the picture of the phone on the outside.
     
  11. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But doesn't that just blow the dirt into the iPhone?
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Well, the dock isn't a never ending hole. The air blows the dust right out of it.
     
  13. iphonenub macrumors regular

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    Wait, is that the case for the speaker grill or will it actually blow everything into the phone?
     
  14. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I doubt anything will get in. My 3GS speaker looks as clean as a new iPhone, despite it not being a new phone. I didn't even know they get dirty.
     

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