The best way to clean your AirPods or its case is by using an AirPod cleaning kit but there are also other items that could already be in your home that you can use for effectively cleaning your AirPods case.
The Best Way To Clean Your AirPods
Cleaning your AirPod Case with an AirPods cleaning kit is really easy since it already has everything that you will need in order to maintain the cleanliness of your AirPods and its charging case. Consider it hygiene for you to regularly clean your case – it’s not enough for you to just clean your AirPods or your ears, you have to clean the case too in order to have the best experience possible and to avoid any pain or ear infection.
A lot of the items that are effective for cleaning your AirPods and their case is already available in your house – just within reach. But of course, using an AirPods cleaning kit is really the best way to go if you want your AirPods and case to be completely immaculate, guaranteeing safety and comfort for you – the user.
Everyday Household Items You Can Use To Clean The Charging Case
You can choose between using the AirPod Cleaning Kit or any of these household Airpod cleaning tools we’d mention. Of course, the kit that was designed to do the job of cleaning AirPods is definitely more effective than the usual brush and soap.
Using an AirPod Cleaning Kit makes cleaning your AirPods Case really easy – a lot easier than using items that you can find just lying around in your house. It will also take probably half the time it takes to clean if you use a Cleaning kit rather than just regular cleaning items. Besides the hassle-free use, it will also save you a lot of time and a lot of money in the long run, and we’ll go over that later.
For now, let’s talk about what you can use to clean your AirPods right now, and chances are – you’ve got them right there with you already. While you’re waiting for your cleaning kit to arrive – you can pre-clean your case, so to speak, with these regular tools:
- Toothbrush. You’re going to be using these a lot since the case has a lot of hollow parts that you need a toothbrush to clean. The docks of the AirPods are the ones that need cleaning and disinfecting the most since that part is in direct contact with your AirPods. You’ll also be using this on the cover since a lot of dirt can build up there and sprinkle on your AirPods, contaminating it.
- Eyewear Lens Wiping Cloth. You can use these ones as well – the cloth that comes with the glasses which you can use to clean your lenses. This awesome smooth cloth can also be used for cleaning your phone screen – and in this case, will also work with the case.
- Cotton Swab. This tool is used mainly for cleaning the speaker parts – since they have a thin mesh that may need a gentle touch. This is actually recommended by Apple, that you should only use this for cleaning the speaker parts of your AirPods, however, you can use sharp objects too for a more effective cleanse. But of course, always be cautious when using sharp objects to clean your electronic devices, whether it be your AirPods or its case.
- Toothpick. You can also use a straightened-out paper clip or anything similar that you can use to pick out the dirt that may have built upon the corners of the case’s lid.
- Some type of putty adhesive, like blue tack. This is very effective in removing any remaining dirt and grime if the above tools weren’t able to do the job perfectly. Use this as the last tool for cleaning your AirPods. Lightly touch the speaker mesh with the tack and pull off any dirt and grime that remains to ensure that you’re getting a perfectly clean case.
- Some type of cleaning solution or disinfecting liquid. We advise caution in using any liquid whenever you’re cleaning either your AirPods or its case or charger – try to not soak the cloth or swab too much with water. Electronics and water are not a good combination – so be wary whenever you’re applying any liquid. With that said, you do need to apply the disinfecting liquid on your case to make sure that there aren’t any bacteria or viruses living in it that can give you a serious ear infection.
- If you don’t have any liquid solutions on hand, you can use distilled water. You can buy one from any convenience store and use that to dampen any smooth cloth that you have. The reason why you should use distilled water instead of just any kind of water is that distilled water is the “cleanest” type of water essentially – they have been purified of contaminants and work great for cleaning.
- Hardened ear wax is easier to remove with hydrogen peroxide. Earwax build-up usually exists on your AirPods speaker mesh – and you can use a cotton swab dipped lightly on some hydrogen peroxide to make that hardened ear wax easier to remove but it can also work for cleaning your case.
This stuff is effective and accessible enough to keep your case clean. If you have two or three of any of these, you should be able to clean your case pretty well.
What NOT To Use For Cleaning Your Airpod Case
Be warned that there are some items that you should never use when cleaning your AirPods. It’s best to not experiment with liquids or other cleaning tools that other people have not tried or what is not listed in the list above. Here are some you should never use when cleaning your AirPods:
- Acetone or nail polish remover. This type of liquid was used for melting nail polish – I think you can imagine what it can do to the plastic of the AirPods. Acetone is too strong as a solvent and the damage it can do to your case ranges from subtle discoloration to outright melting the plastic.
- Ethyl Alcohol or Ethanol based Alcohol Solutions. Best not to use any Ethanol-based alcohol either since there is a mention of it in a forum of Apple users being able to meet the AirPods’ plastic base.
- Some would think that using bleach would make the AirPods cleaner and look whiter but this actually can cause discoloration to your AirPods and its case.
What Can Happen To Your AirPod Case If You Never Clean it
If you want to avoid any harm coming to your device or your ears, you really have to start cleaning your case. Here’s what you can avoid by cleaning your case:
- Reduced charging capabilities. If you don’t clean your case, especially the socket for the AirPods stalk and the lightning cable inlet – it can result in the case not charging at its usual rate. At worst, it can even stop charging and at that point, you need to get them replaced since no amount of cleaning can revert it to how it was before. To avoid any unnecessary damage to its charging capability, you should regularly clean your AirPods.
- Dirt, Pocket-Lint or Stains could affect your AirPods’ Sound Quality. It’s not enough to keep cleaning the AirPods themselves, you should clean the case too to make sure that it isn’t creating problems.
- Germs, Bacteria, or Virus. This is why using a disinfecting liquid solution is key for cleaning your case. There may be hostile microorganisms already living inside your case and cleaning your AirPods won’t be enough – you have to clean the case too to get rid of these.
Why Using Spectral Body’s AirPod Cleaning Kit Is The Best Solution To Clean The Charging Case
AirPod Cleaners are still the most effective way to take care of the AirPods and its case. And despite the name, AirPods cleaning kits actually can also be used for other products or electronics and it will be just as effective as it is on AirPods. For example, they work well on electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones, they also work on headphones and wired earbuds.
That being said, it is designed for the Apple AirPods and is the perfect companion for it to guarantee that you’ll have the best experience possible when wearing AirPods. The biggest advantage of getting Spectral Body’s AirPods cleaning kit however is that it is effective but also very easy to use – you can get your AirPods into a perfect condition in just three steps:
- Use the microfiber cloth to clean the exterior of the charging case. You can dampen the cloth to give the case’s surface a smoother cleansing and to make sure dirt and stains will be removed.
- Use the awesome Antiseptic gel Applicator Brush on the surface and the insides of the case. This brush dispenses antiseptic gel wherever you’re brushing it on – for a more effective and hassle-free way of applying disinfectant to your case.
- Use the static-free adhesive cleaning putty to remove the remaining dust and dirt from the Charging case – you can use this on the outlet of the charger to make sure nothing is clogging the charging port.
You might be asking, “is that it?” And to that, we say, yes! That’s exactly it – it’s that easy. Just three steps and you can get your AirPods and AirPods smart charging case in tip-top pristine condition, just like how you found it out of the box. This is not just for hygiene’s sake or for cleanliness’s sake – the health of the user of the AirPods is at stake. And with such high stakes, you need to have the right tools in your belt. Order an AirPods cleaning kit for yourself today! Or get one as a gift for a friend or a loved one whom you know listens to music a lot, they will surely thank you!