in iOS Tips

If you’ve had AirPods for anything more than a month or two, you’ll know the pain of how they collect dirt, dust and fluff inside the case. Sometimes it can feel like a pain to get them clean, so how can you clean them quickly and efficiently.

Offical Apple advice

The offical apple advice page in the Knowledge Base advices the following

Clean your AirPods with charging case regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Don’t get moisture in any openings, and don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.

In my mind, this seems to suggest a microfiber cloth that you might use for removing finger prints on an iPhone screen.

An important item to note is the things not to use. Aerosol, solvents, or abrasives.

Apple’s Knowledge Base advice

iMore advice

iMore also suggests that a microfiber cloth to help keep your AirPod’s case clean. However, they also add some further suggestions which include an electronics cleaning product. I’d urge warning here as if it does cause harm to your AirPods, you’re probably out of warranty.

Read more here

An Anti-Static Brush

WikiHow adds some advice of using an anti static brush on the AirPod grills to keep them clean. This is an important touch as the grills can pick up wax and dirt but a normal brush might lead to issues.

WikiHow Cleaning Advice

Your own advice?

Any other tips on how to keep AirPods clean? Leave them in the comments,.

Get your free 18 Must iPad Apps Guide


This short guide has 18 powerful iPad apps that can help you doing more with your iPad. Just sign up and we'll send the guide to you.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.