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How to clean and bleach headphones (EarPods)


Any owner of an apple device should know how to clean headphones from an iPhone. This procedure is important, it should be carried out not often, but regularly. The fact is that with the constant use of headphones, earwax, dust and other impurities accumulate on their nets, which not only make the sound worse when listening to music in the Yandex.Music application, but can also harm the user's health, as they can multiply there harmful bacteria. The process of cleaning time and energy will not take much, you will need minimal tools for this.

Can I disassemble EarPods?

The first question that many people have is: is it possible to disassemble the headphones from the iPhone? It is possible, but not recommended, if this is not absolutely necessary.

Silicon Valley engineers did a good job by making durable headphones that are highly resistant to mechanical stress and moisture. They deprive their case of various latches, so if you disassemble them, then when reassembling, you will have to use glue to reliably fasten the parts of the case.

To disassemble the headphone control panel, you need a guitar pick. Either from the side of the "+" button, or from the side of the "-" button, the mediator must carefully crawl under the remote control body and carefully remove its top cover. After that, your eyes will open the entire structure with all the boards.

In order to disassemble the headphones themselves, you need a small scalpel. Passing it gently along the seam, the headphones will be divided into two parts. In one of them there will be a speaker with the rest of the components, in another there is a mesh through which the sound goes.

As mentioned above, for reassembly you will need glue-moment. A thin layer will need to be applied to the seams of the body parts and carefully glue them together. After this, it is recommended that the headphones be left in several parts so that the parts are firmly held together. Depends on the accuracy of the reassembly how in the future the headphones will be protected from moisture and dirt.

How and how to wipe the wires and the headphones themselves?

If you like cleanliness in everything, we recommend that you start cleaning from the very body of the headphones and wires. This is done very simply. For this you need:

  • Two small rags (preferably silk),
  • Simple warm water.

The first cloth should be moistened with water and squeezed well. After that, the entire surface of the headphones is thoroughly wiped. It is necessary to remove all dirt from the surface, which can be washed off. After this, you need to thoroughly wipe the headphones dry with a second dry cloth.

How to clean the connector pin?

To clean the contact you need to approach with special responsibility, since it is from him that the performance of the headphones depends. Of course, in the event of a breakdown, the plug can be replaced, but would you like to spend your time on this unnecessary process if you can simply clean it well and reliably?

This procedure is carried out so that the contact of the connector is not covered by dirt and does not oxidize. Such processes can instantly disable it. To clean it you will need:

  • Ammonia,
  • Plain warm water
  • Enema,
  • A rag.

To start cleaning, a dry cloth should be moistened with ammonia and squeezed well. After this, you need to carefully wipe the connector pin, without disregarding a single portion of the plug.

As soon as the cleaning with ammonia is completed, we proceed to the water procedures. Having collected water in an enema, the connector’s contact should be washed well with water to wash off all the remaining ammonia with dirt and other elements that are “harmful” to the plug. At the end of the procedure, the plug must be well dried with air, for this you can also use an enema.

How to clean the speaker grid?

Of particular note is the EarPods speaker grid, which accumulates the largest amount of dirt, which is most in contact with humans. Earwax and dirt accumulate on the mesh, which makes the mesh an excellent place to breed harmful bacteria that can harm the user's health. For cleaning you will need:

  • Toothpick and ear stick. It is recommended to take 2-3 pieces each,
  • Alcohol,
  • Napkin.

There is nothing special in the list of tools. As a rule, all these things are in every home, as they are regularly used by people for various purposes.

1 step. Using a toothpick, you need to remove large accumulations of dirt from the headphone mesh. This must be done very carefully so as not to damage the grid on any of the headphones. At this step, you need to remove all possible dirt so that the cleaning is most effective. You do not need to do this with an ear stick, it can push dirt into the earpiece, which can either disable it or degrade the sound quality.

2 step. You need to take a cotton swab and moisten it with alcohol. In order not to damage the headphones, wad cotton swabs with a napkin to get rid of excess alcohol. In case of excess alcohol on a cotton swab, there is a high probability of damage to the earpiece speaker, which will either degrade the sound or disable the speaker completely.

3 step. At the final stage, you need to carefully and thoroughly wipe the speaker grilles with a cotton swab soaked in alcohol. Wipe clean until you are satisfied with the result. Ideally, the headphone should look like a new one at the end of all work.

After all the work done, which will take no more than 10-15 minutes, your headphones will be in excellent condition. And since now you know how to clean your iPhone headphones, you can be sure that you will do everything right. Carrying out such procedures every 1-2 months will significantly extend the life of your headphones, and the sound will always remain high-quality.

What you need to clean your headphones

Contamination is visible to the naked eye. In addition, sound quality and volume deteriorate. The easiest and most profitable way to solve the problem is to independently clean your iPhone earbuds from ear wax.

"Hieropods" have a concise convenient shape, reproduce a clear sound. Speakers with metal mesh, saving internal parts from yellow-brown secretion. The headset needs to be cleaned from time to time.

The mesh is clogged with a layer of sulfur, the white posting takes on a gray-dirty hue. For cleaning procedures you will need:

  • hydrogen peroxide (H2O2),
  • cotton pads or napkins,
  • toothpicks
  • cotton buds.


The peroxide solution copes well with the gray and other dirt adhering to the “iPhone”, on the speaker grids and the wire itself, quickly dissolving it. We act in stages:

  1. Disconnect the headphones from the iPhone.
  2. Wetting the cotton pad in H2O2, squeezing out the excess liquid, wipe the mesh on the speakers.
  3. After 1-2 minutes, moisten a cotton swab with peroxide, process the mesh again.
  4. We use toothpicks as necessary (carefully!).
  5. After completing the procedure, wipe the headset with disks.
  6. Leave to dry. Some people prefer to use a hairdryer. To do this, select the gentle mode for the minimum time blowing warm air.

This method guarantees the elimination of contaminants, provides a look, like the new "ierpodov".

Hydrogen peroxide works best with earwax. In the absence, it is replaced by alcohol (ethyl, boric) or vodka.

Cleaning the headphone if it is very dirty

In this case, proceed as follows:

  1. Wet the cotton pad with peroxide.
  2. We put headphones on it with netting down.
  3. Keep in this position for more than 15 minutes.
  4. We take a cotton swab and carefully clean off the remaining dirt.
  5. Wipe dry.

Wire cleaning

Not only the speakers, but also the wires need periodic cleaning. With daily use, they quickly become dirty, turn yellow, dust lingers on the cords, and spots appear.

Cleaning the wires is similar to cleaning the speakers. That is, using the same hydrogen peroxide. For perfect condition and appearance, it is enough to constantly wipe the wires with this solution.

It is recommended to perform this procedure once a month. And for the headset is good, and for the ears, in terms of hygiene.

You can also bleach the cord with nail polish remover or alcohol.

Cleaning your headphones is a snap. The main thing is to produce it carefully and not damage the speakers. Do not forget to regularly care for the headset, providing a pleasant appearance, enjoying clear sound and a long period of use. And also take note of the recommendations:

  • Follow your own hygiene: regularly clean your auricles.
  • Do not give your “hierfons” to strangers.

Cleaning the AirPods Charging Case

Clean the charging case with a microfiber cloth. If necessary, you can lightly dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol (70%). Make sure there is no fluid in the charging ports. Here are some more suggestions.

  • Remove dirt from the Lightning connector with a clean, dry, soft brush.
  • When cleaning the charging case, do not use abrasive materials.
  • To avoid damage to metal contacts, do not put anything into the charging ports.

Keep AirPods Away From Water

AirPods and the charging case are not waterproof and are not splash and water proof, so be careful not to get any moisture in the openings.

If moisture gets on your AirPods, it may be sweat during exercise, wipe them with a dry microfiber cloth. To dry the cover, turn it over and open the cover.

If the AirPod earphone stops working after moisture has entered, you can chat with us or call to order a replacement.

How to clean your headphones

For example, iPhone headphones of the first version with a metal mesh, which eventually clogs and degrades the sound. They are not very easy to clean, as well as “plugs” also require skill.

It is good to soak a cotton pad with hydrogen peroxide. Keep the net down for a few minutes so that it does not fall on the speaker. Because after drying, all this will remain on it and may degrade the sound. Dry the headphones. To do the same with alcohol. To dry. Repeat if necessary.

“Hooks” are cleaned in a similar way, remove ear pads. With caution, we wipe everything with peroxide and alcohol, a lot of attention to sound channels and speakers, various holes. That’s the whole secret. Be careful not to dry your headphones well before use.