Your Earbuds Are Dirty. Here’s How To Clean Them.

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Most earbuds are normally used throughout the day especially with many working from home. With the constant use, it comes with lots of ear dirt accumulating on the earbuds, whether or not you are using cheap or expensive buds. There is also sweat and debris that accumulates on the earbuds. It’s about time to clean your earbuds.

What You Need

  • Dish soap
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton Bud
  • Toothbrush
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Wet wipes

Before Cleaning Your Earbuds

Remember that not all earbuds are meant to be waterproof so avoid submerging them in water because they may/will get water damage.

Get To Cleaning

Clean the Silicone Buds

If you have silicone buds, you can soak them in warm soapy water for 30 minutes. Use a cotton swab and soap to deep clean the tips. Leave them to dry for several hours or overnight.

Note: Don’t put the silicone buds back on the earbuds until they are COMPLETELY dry.

Clean the Earbuds

Start by gently removing the gunk from the mesh covers with a cotton bud. Do it gently to prevent damaging the mesh. Use a cotton bud soaked with little rubbing alcohol (the cotton bud should be close to dry) to disinfect the earbud.

Rub the rest of the earbud with a wet wipe. This can mildly clean as well as disinfect the earbud. Let it dry out for 15 minutes before putting it in the case.

Clean the earbud case too, it also gets dirty. Use cotton buds and wipe them down with a wet wipe.

Tips on Keeping Your Earbuds Last Longer

  • Clean your earbuds and case frequently. Clean at least once a week.
  • Don’t keep your earbuds wet. As much as they could be waterproof, consider water damage.
  • Avoid scratching the earbuds by putting them back in the case when you are not using them.





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