The Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds in the city, in part because of how well they work with the iPhone – there's nothing like them. In addition to being completely wireless, AirPods have a whole host of high-quality features, from the integrated Siri voice assistant to the active noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro. They've revolutionized the way people listen to music and made it easier than ever to enjoy your favorite music or podcasts on the go.
Unfortunately, however, AirPods also have a pearly white design, which means that dirt and other debris can be a major drawback to their aesthetic integrity. After all, no one wants to be the person with dirty AirPods, especially considering the high price tag!
However, the correct method for cleaning AirPods is not the same as cleaning other earplugs or headphones. Do not use soap, shampoo or a lot of liquid when cleaning, as these can damage the buds. Instead, follow these simple steps:
How to Clean Your AirPods or AirPods Pro
Step 2: Wipe the body while avoiding the speaker mesh.
Step 3: Use a dry cotton swab to clean the microphone and speaker mesh.
Step 4: Let them dry before placing them in the charging case or your ears.
How to clean the earbuds of your AirPods Pro
Step 1: If water has collected in the earbud, tap the AirPod on a soft, dry, lint-free cloth with the ear tip facing down .
Step 2: Pull off the ear tips from each AirPod and rinse each tip with water. Again, don't use soap or other household cleaners.
Step 3: Wipe each earplug with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Wait for the tips to dry completely before reattaching them to each AirPod.
Step 4: Click the earbuds back onto each AirPod. The earplugs have an oval shape, so make sure you align them properly before snapping them back in.
Before you know it, your AirPods will look like new. The most important thing to remember is to use as little liquid as possible. Now move on to the cleanest AirPods on the block.