If you’re like me, you use your AirPods practically every day. Whether I’m working from home or commuting into the office, they’re always in my ears. And since I’m constantly using them, I like to make sure they’re clean – but is it safe to use alcohol pads to clean AirPods? Let’s find out.
Cleaning Your AirPods with Alcohol Pads
You might be surprised to learn that it’s actually perfectly safe to clean your AirPods with alcohol pads! If you use a normal, household alcohol pad you can safely clean the AirPods and their rubber tips. The alcohol is actually overkill for the job, but it will work.
If you don’t have any alcohol pads on hand, you can also use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with clean water. Just make sure not to use anything abrasive, like Scotchbrite or scouring pads. And avoid getting any moisture in the charging port on the bottom of the case or on the grills inside the AirPods – this could damage your AirPods.
Cleaning Your AirPods Case
In addition to cleaning your AirPods themselves, it’s also important to clean the case they come in. The case is what charges your AirPods, so you want to make sure it’s free of dirt, dust and other contaminants.
To clean your AirPod case, start by removing any dirt or debris with a soft, lint-free cloth. If there’s any persistent grime, you can lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. Once you’ve removed any visible dirt and debris, disinfect the outside and inside of the case with a 70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipe. Again, avoid getting moisture in the charging port!
All Good Here
It’s perfectly safe to clean your AirPods and their charging case with alcohol pads – in fact, Apple even recommends it! If you don’t have alcohol pads on hand, you can also use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with fresh water. Just make sure not to use anything abrasive and avoid getting moisture in the charging port. Keeping your AirPods clean will help ensure they last for years to come.