How to clean your AirPods and EarPods

Learn how to clean your AirPods and EarPods. 

  • Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
  • Make sure not to get any liquid in the openings.
  • Clean the microphone and speaker meshes with a dry cotton swab. Remove any debris from the meshes with a clean, dry, soft-bristled brush.
  • Don't use sharp objects or abrasive materials to clean your AirPods or EarPods.

Clean your AirPods Case

Clean the charging case with a microfiber cloth. If necessary, you can slightly dampen the cloth with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. Make sure not to get any liquid in the charging ports. Here are a few more guidelines:

  • Remove any debris from the Lightning connector with a clean, dry, soft-bristled brush.
  • Don't use abrasive materials to clean the charging case.
  • To avoid damaging the metal contacts, don't put anything in the charging ports.

Don't let water get in your AirPods

Your AirPods and charging case aren't waterproof or water resistant, so be careful not to get moisture in any openings.

If your AirPods come in contact with liquid, including sweat from a workout, wipe them down with a dry microfiber cloth. To dry the case, place it upside down with the lid open.

If an AirPod becomes damaged after it gets wet, you can chat or talk with us to order a replacement.

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