You wouldn't put clean clothes in a dirty clothes basket, would you?

The same rules should apply to your clean AirPods. The case you store your AirPods in also needs cleaning. But how can you accomplish this when your AirPod case isn't waterproof?

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Cleaning the Exterior

You'll need a clean microfiber cloth to wipe down the outside of your AirPod case. You can dampen the cloth slightly if your case doesn't come clean easily. You must not get the inside charging ports wet!

Airpods sit on a blank white space beside their case. Photo by Dagny Reese on Unsplash

Extra Cleaning Power

Use a cotton swab to handle hard-to-reach areas. You may dampen the cotton swabs for hard-to-remove gunk. You can use a tiny fraction of isopropyl alcohol if needed.

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The Interior Challenge

Use a dry cotton swab to clean the interior of your case. Wipe around the charging ports and clear away as much gunk as possible. You may dampen the cotton swab slightly for the upper interior compartments, but keep moisture away from the charging ports.

A clear canister full of new cotton swabs sits in front of a light gray background. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Hidden Gunk

You can use a toothpick to help clean the gunk in hard-to-reach places. Keep sharp objects away from your charging ports.

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Quiz

Which tools should be used when cleaning your AirPod case?

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Mindy White

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