Your phone is the dirtiest thing you use. Research has proved that your phone has more germs and bacteria than a toilet seat. So, always wash your hands or use sanitizer after using your smartphone. Easier said than done right?
While you can’t see the germs and bacteria on your phone, you can easily see the dust and other dirty things on your iPhone’s speaker.
The dust on your iPhone’s speaker reduces the audio quality of your phone. It’s a good idea to clean your phone’s speaker holes regularly so your phone will not produce low-quality audio from its speakers.
You should clean your iPhone’s speaker even if you are getting good audio quality because you don’t know how much harm that dust can do to your phone’s speaker and other parts if it gets inside.
So, in this article, I’m going to explain how you can clean your iPhone’s speaker easily without damaging it. Here We have shared five different ways to clean the iPhone’s speaker grill, so let’s get started.
Before you proceed further, please note that you should never use any liquid to clean any part of your smartphone. The fluid can cause severe damage to your phone as most of them are not waterproof.
How To Clean An iPhone Speaker
1. The first method: Clean your iPhone’s speaker with a toothpick
You can use a wooden or plastic toothpick to remove the dust and other particles from your iPhone’s speaker grill and make it clean. Insert the toothpick with minimal pressure and tilt it until the dust comes out. In this way, you can easily make the dust particles pop out from the phone’s speaker.
2. The second method: Clean your iPhone’s speaker by using a soft brush
Another great way to clean the iPhone’s speaker is to use a soft paintbrush. You can use a small brush with soft bristles to remove the dust from your phone’s speaker grill.
Gently brush on the speaker area in all directions and move it across the speaker holes. It will remove the dust particles and other bacterias from your phone’s speaker. You can dip the brush’s bristles in rubbing alcohol to clean more effectively. Don’t dip the whole brush in it.
If you don’t have a paintbrush, you can also use a toothbrush.
3. The third method: Clean your iPhone’s speaker by using masking or painter’s tape
You can use masking/painter’s tape to remove the dust from your iPhone’s speaker. Just find a good masking tape and apply it on your phone’s speaker, press it and keep it for 5 minutes and then remove it.
You will see all the dust is now removed from your phone’s speaker, and it’s clean. Masking tape a.k.a. Painter’s tape, will leave no residue on your phone’s speaker and will make it clean.
4. The fourth method: Clean your iPhone’s speaker by using compressed air
The easiest and effective method to remove debris from your phone’s speaker is to clean it with compressed air. But if you are not familiar with or don’t know what compressed air is, compressed air is canned oxygen often used to clean electronics like computers, laptops, or mobile phones.
A compressed air tool like the AFMAT Cordless Air Duster is highly recommended. It is reusable and can be sued to clean your PCs too.
Just blow it and remove all the lint and dust from your phone’s speaker. Here is a step by step guide:
- The first step is to lay your phone with the screen down.
- Always use canned air, and read all the information and direction on the can before using it.
- Aim the can to your phone’s speaker and squeeze the handle to release the speaker’s air.
The air will blow up all the dust that is present on your phone’s speaker and will make it clean.
5. The fifth method: Clean your iPhone’s speaker by using a cotton swab
This is the fifth method on our list. First, remove the cotton from one side of the cotton swab by pinching it with your finger. Now use the other side with cotton to clean your phone’s speaker as mentioned here:
Rub the cotton swab on your phone’s speaker grill, gently scrub it and move it to your speaker area. It will remove most of the dust and lint from your iPhone’s speaker.
Turn the cotton swab a few more times and then remove it.
Now test the speakers if they work. This is the easiest and effective way to clean and remove dust from the speaker area.
Cleaning your phone’s speaker regularly is very important to prevent damage to it. But you can use any method out of the five methods We have mentioned above to clean your phone’s speaker. You will definitely get better audio after cleaning your speaker and removing all the dust from it.
So, which was your favorite method? If you have any questions, then feel free to ask in the comment section below. We will try our best to answer them.