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J Ham

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Am I missing the mesh cover for my earpiece? Looking at my wife’s 13 Pro and that has a noticeable mesh over it. Different displays and such of course, but are your 14 Pros like that? (Sorry it’s dirty, currently traveling)
 

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View attachment 2091867 Am I missing the mesh cover for my earpiece? Looking at my wife’s 13 Pro and that has a noticeable mesh over it. Different displays and such of course, but are your 14 Pros like that? (Sorry it’s dirty, currently traveling)
Discussed a few times. It’s normal,
View attachment 2091867 Am I missing the mesh cover for my earpiece? Looking at my wife’s 13 Pro and that has a noticeable mesh over it. Different displays and such of course, but are your 14 Pros like that? (Sorry it’s dirty, currently traveling)
get a WSKEN screen protector. They come with a mesh 😂👌🏼
 
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JPack

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You should see a single row of circular mesh if you look very carefully. It's definitely below the cover glass however.
 

Andeddu

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Not a great design. I prefer the visible mesh as it’s easy to clean the gunk.

I’ve never had any of my iPhones suffer from dirt or dust buildup in my earpiece speaker, microphone or main speakers.
 

J Ham

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Not a great design. I prefer the visible mesh as it’s easy to clean the gunk.

I’ve never had any of my iPhones suffer from dirt or dust buildup in my earpiece speaker, microphone or main speakers.
Exactly. I looked down and saw a white crumb and couldn’t believe how recessed the mesh was.
 

Andeddu

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Yep. This why I always brush out the lint and dust daily on mine. Using this new invention. 😂
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I use something known as Blue Tac which is like a non-stick putty which is amazing at cleaning speaker grills. All my phones since the iPhone 6S are immaculate because of it despite years of use.
 
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I use something known as Blue Tac which is like a non-stick putty which is amazing at cleaning speaker grills. All my phones since the iPhone 6S are immaculate because of it despite years of use.
That’s a good idea actually 👍🏼 since there’s also no risk of a stray bristle getting stuck .
Blue Tac ? Of course I remember it, I was in the UK for the 37 years of my life 👍🏼😂🤣 the fun times. Wasn’t there a pink version of it also ?
 
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Andeddu

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That’s a good idea actually 👍🏼 since there’s also no risk of a stray bristle getting stuck .
Blue Tac ? Of course I remember it, I was in the UK for the 37 years of my life 👍🏼😂🤣 the fun times. Wasn’t there a pink version of it also ?
I think you can get all kinds of colours these days, lol. I haven’t really used it since school other than to clean my phones as it’s perfect for getting into speaker crevices which even a brush would struggle with.

I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else use Blue Tac for this purpose but you can all take it from me that it does the job well if you’re looking to keep your phone looking clean. 👍🏻
 
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I think you can get all kinds of colours these days, lol. I haven’t really used it since school other than to clean my phones as it’s perfect for getting into speaker crevices which even a brush would struggle with.

I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else use Blue Tac for this purpose but you can all take it from me that it does the job well if you’re looking to keep your phone looking clean. 👍🏻
Yep. Will give it a go, especially the areas between screen protector and frame. Thanks.
 
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Yep. Will give it a go, especially the areas between screen protector and frame. Thanks.
Just make sure that the Blue Tac is stored in a cool dry place such as a drawer otherwise it could end up soft and potentially get stuck in a speaker grill. Never happened to me before but I could imagine it would be annoying to remove. 🤣
 
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The mesh is behind the screen. Bad design because there is a little area where dust will collect and will be hard to get out. Also that mesh isn't as fine as before so more dust will slip past it and go into the canal.

Samsung flagships use this design but it's even worse, there is zero mesh behind the screen. Just right into an empty canal.

The 14 and 14 Plus still use the 13/13 Pro mesh which is a plus.

I recommend sticky tack to get out some of the dust. This stuff works well for cleaning the vents on the Air Pods pro as well.
 
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