How to clean your dirty AirPods Pro and charging case (2022)

How to clean your dirty AirPods Pro and charging case

The AirPods Pro are Apple’s finest wireless earphones to date. With noise cancellation and enhanced sound quality, they might just make you give up on wired headphones once and for all. But, as with any earphones, keeping your AirPods Pro clean is a challenge. You will need to clean your AirPods Pro regularly to avoid build-ups of dirt and earwax which can actually prove detrimental to sound quality.

We’ve compiled a list of useful tips for you to follow. If you do each of these regularly, your AirPods Pro will be in great condition for as long as possible. You will need to clean both your AirPods Pro and the charging case to be on the safe side. Since it doesn’t have water resistance, the charging case is actually more fragile and liable to take damage from dust, corrosion, and debris. Read on to find out what you’ll need to do.

1. Use a shockproof external case

In addition to protecting your AirPods Pro from damage, a good case will keep them safe from dust and dirt in the environment. A great leather case is useful if you’re in the habit of simply throwing your AirPods Pro on the bed instead of putting them somewhere safe.

2. Clean the charging case regularly

The charging case can accumulate dust and dirt quite fast. Moreover, it’s possible for debris to get inside the Lightning port. You want to use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the charging case. Don’t use water as this can potentially damage the charger component. If you need a solvent, use a little bit of rubbing alcohol. To remove any debris from the Lightning port, use a soft-tipped brush.

3. Clean out the ear tips

A big change to the AirPods Pro design is the inclusion of removable ear tips. These help seal audio for noise cancellation. And they also provide a physical barrier between your ears and the mesh of the AirPods Pro driver. This means that earwax can easily accumulate in the tips. To clean ear wax from your AirPods Pro, you’ll want to pull them off, then rinse with plain water. Do NOT use solvents, just water. Wipe them with a dry cloth and then wait for them to completely dry before you reattach them to your AirPods Pro.

4. Long-term AirPods Pro care means being smart

Your AirPods Pro will last for a considerably long time if you’re smart about long-term care. As we’ve already mentioned, be sure to buy and use an external case and periodically clean the tips and the case. Apart from these, minimize your AirPods Pro’s exposure to moisture. Longevity isn’t all you can get from your AirPods Pro. You can try a whole range of tricks to make the most of your new high-end buds.

The earphones themselves are water-resistant. This means they can handle being exposed to sweat while you’re working out. But the charging case is neither water-resistant nor waterproof. Do not get liquids or other debris in the charging case. If you live in a high-humidity area, store your AirPods Pro in a dry, enclosed space if possible.

That’s all friends!

Summing up…

These instructions aren’t a step-by-step guide. However, if you follow them regularly and do keep your AirPods Pro clean, they will stay in great condition for years to come.

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