How to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, EarPods, and charging case? AirPods Pro has a different form factor than AirPods with an in-ear design. With this, new parts stay clean and you will likely find that they get dirtier than AirPods when worn in your ears.
AirPods Pro may shut down even after a short period of time. So, read this to learn how to clean your AirPods Pro and charging case.
Many had hoped that the AirPods Pro would be available in black and white, but they were only introduced in white and are still only available in that one color. While white looks simple and crisp, it shows off dirt and earwax more easily.
There are also the in-ear tips that you need to review now, and Apple has updated its guide to cleaning AirPods Pro, including headphones. Read below for all the details.
Pretty much the same steps also apply to AirPods, but our in-depth guide on clean your AirPods is available here.
How to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, EarPods, and charging case
To clean your AirPods, Handy items include: cotton swabs, toothpick, microfiber cloth, Blu Tack, isopropyl alcohol
AirPods Pro earbuds
- Wipe your AirPods Pro with a clean microfiber cloth
- If necessary, lightly moisten your cloth with cool (or distilled) water
- Be sure to try them on before putting them back in the charging case or in your ears
- Remove some of the excess cottons from one end for a more precise cotton swab tool
- Gently use a toothpick to open and remove hard-to-reach areas
- Blue Tack is another great way to remove dirt and grime from black speaker grilles.
AirPods Pro ear tips
- Use a clean, dry microfiber cloth or cotton swab to clean the exterior
- To thoroughly clean them, pull firmly on the silicone earbuds to remove them
Rinse them off with fresh water (Apple says to leave out soap and other cleaning products).
- Dry them with your clean cloth
- With Blue Tack, you can clean the speaker grilles when you have removed the headphones
- Slide it around until you hear a click (make sure the oval shape is aligned).
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AirPods Pro Charging Case
- Wipe down your AirPods Pro charging case with a clean, dry microfiber cloth
- If necessary, lightly moisten your cloth with isopropyl alcohol
- Make sure no liquid is leaking from the charging port/contacts
- Again, Blue Tack is a great way to remove dirt and grime from the exterior and interior of the charging case.
- If you have dirt or buildup in the direction of the charging contacts in your charging case, you can try a manual fan before trying air. It is best not to stick anything in the direction of the charging contacts to avoid damage. Contact your local Apple Store or AASP for more help than basic cleaning of AirPods Pro.
You can find the full Apple Support document here.