How to clean iPhone speakers

No matter how often you clean your iPhone, the iPhone's speakers and other ports will likely accumulate dirt, lint, and other debris over time.

As a result, you may notice poor speaker sound quality and have trouble connecting the charging cable to your device.

Luckily, you can easily fix these problems by cleaning your iPhone's diaphragm and other ports. Let's take a look at the best ways to clean your iPhone speakers.

1. Use a toothbrush

Using a toothbrush or any soft brush to gently clean your iPhone speakers is one of the best ways to get rid of dirt and grime clinging to the top speaker above the display. However, try to dust at an angle to avoid pushing dust particles deeper inside.

While cleaning the bottom grille may not be ideal as it risks damaging the speakers if you accidentally press too hard, you can use a toothbrush to remove dust from the speakers. phone.

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Start by brushing gently from one end to the other and slowly start brushing in circles, like you would when brushing your teeth (but not too vigorously), to remove dust. Repeat the process several times for best results.

2. Use a cotton swab

While dusting is one of the best ways to keep your iPhone clean, this method may not completely clean the speaker grille side. After all, gently scrubbing your toothbrush won't get rid of stubborn plaque or lint that has built up in your iPhone's speakers.

Therefore, you should use extra cotton swabs for deeper cleaning without worrying about damaging your iPhone speakers. For best results, remove the iPhone case so that the speaker grille can be easily deep-cleaned.

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Point the cotton swab directly over the speaker holes and press gently to make sure the cotton swab picks up all the debris trapped inside. Slowly move the cotton back and forth over the mesh. This is also one of the best fixes when your iPhone speakers are not working.


3. Use toothpicks

Use a toothpick to go even deeper and remove lint from your iPhone speaker. However, use caution when using it to do this job, as it can damage internal components if not used properly.

Toothpicks aren't as sharp as a SIM picker, tweezers, or paperclip, but they can still pierce the mesh. The article recommends that you only use this method to clean the bottom speaker and avoid using this method with the top speaker.

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To do this, gently insert a toothpick into each speaker opening. Slowly thread the toothpick through each crevice, lightly scratch it, and then pull it out. Use a flashlight if necessary to have a clear view of where you are moving the toothpick. You can also use this method to clean the charging port of your iPhone.

4. Remove dust with painting tape

If you're uncomfortable using a toothpick to clean your iPhone speakers, you can use duct tape to remove stubborn dust particles stuck deep inside the grille. You can also use this method after the aforementioned methods to remove any remaining dust particles.

To use painting tape to clean your iPhone speaker, cut a small section of the tape and roll it into a cylinder, the adhesive side facing out. Insert the tape into the iPhone speaker after wrapping it around your index finger.

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Use duct tape to collect all dirt and debris that has accumulated in the speaker grilles. Check the surface of the tape after each use. Replace with another small piece of tape if necessary. Repeat the process until you notice no dirt and lint clinging to the speaker.

5. Use an air blower

You can also use a soft-head blower to clean your iPhone's speakers because they provide less pressure than the compressed air in the tank. After using a soft-bristled brush to remove dirt, you can use an air blower to help clean the area if you're uncomfortable using a toothpick or don't have duct tape.

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To clean your speakers from any debris, blow a short blast of air. Also, maintain a close distance from the speaker while using the air blower.