How To Clean iPhone Speakers Without Damage

I know it’s very irritating when you have something clogged in your iPhone speakers, and you are not able to hear through it properly, but my mate, I got your cover!

Let’s clean your iPhone speakers together!


There are several ways to clean your iPhone speakers; here are some.

1. Using Vinegar:

Vinegar can help you out well in cleaning iphone speakers. All you need is a bowl and mix one part of vinegar with two parts of water. You can also use lemon juice for a better smell! I bet it’s very hard to believe that this will really clean your phone without damaging it but try and see for yourself.

2. Rubbing Alcohol:

Rubbing alcohol is another great option to clean your dirty iPhone speaker, and it is also very handy when you are in an urgent need, but I still don’t recommend this one for use regularly because it can dry up the speaker’s membrane [inside part] that will make you sound muffled. Liquids such as rubbing alcohol should not be used. Though rubbing alcohol evaporates faster than water, liquids and the innards of iPhones don’t mix well. Avoid using canned, compressed air. These products can be used to clean robust electronics, including laptop keyboards, but they should only be used with extreme caution.

3. Using Salt:

Salt will help you clean iPhone speaker that have become dirty from the dust or any trash that can be stuck on them.

Take half a cup of salt and mix with lukewarm water to make a thick liquid. Now spray this liquid over your iPhone speaker by using an old toothbrush. Make sure you scrub in a circular motion instead of going straight down on the microphone. This will help you avoid scratching your iPhone speaker with an old toothbrush.

4. Contact Lens Cleaner:

Contact lens cleaner is another way to cleaning iphone speakers, but this one can damage your phone if you use it wrongly. All you need is 50% of water and 50% of contact lens cleaner. You can’t use it if your phone has moisture or water inside.

Rubbing alcohol also works the same as a contact lens cleaner, and it works best for cleaning smudge marks on the screen of your iPhone. This is one of the easiest ways to clean your iPhone speakers!

I believe that these methods will help you a lot in case of an emergency, and this will also help you clean your phone more regularly.

5. Using Brush:

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This one is the most common way to clean iPhone speaker that has become dirty from dust particles. Using a soft brush to run through the small holes on the speaker grill is more likely to help dislodge dust and debris. You have to use soft bristled brush and gently rub it in a circular motion over your iPhone speaker holes then take a towel and wipe off the remaining dirt. Now you can see for yourself that your iPhone speaker has been cleaned!

What is the best way to clean your iPhone speaker? Using a clean toothbrush (or an electronic device brush). Using canned air, gently brush the earpiece speaker (at the top of your iPhone) to remove debris. If necessary, blow air across the speaker (don’t blow directly into the speaker). Try calling your speaker again to see if it performs better. If you still have problems, contact Apple support or an AASP for more assistance.

6. Blow Into The Microphone:

The last and final method to clean your iphone’s speakers is by blowing into them! But you need to blow very gently, or else this will cause more harm than good. If you do not enjoy this cleaning method, then you can get a cotton bud and wipe it over the speaker in order to remove any dirt that might be stuck on it.

7. Baby Wipes/Cotton Buds:

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This is a great alternative to cleaning your iPhone speakers, it saves you a lot of trouble, and it’s also very effective. All you need is some baby wipes or cotton buds / wooden or plastic toothpick; they work the same.

Now you can hear loud and clear via your iPhone speaker! Go ahead and try these cleaning methods with great care, as they will help you get rid of excess dirt inside the speaker that is causing that annoying crackling sound quality from within. After all, it’s your phone, so better take good care of it!

How To Protect Your iPhone Speakers From Dust:

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Well, if you have cleaned your iPhone speakers recently, I recommend you protect them against dust so that you don’t face the same circumstances again.

There are ways, some of them are…

1. Use a Speaker Cover:

A speaker cover is another great way to protect your iPhone speakers from becoming dirty and eventually damaging them. They are easy to use. You just have to put them over the microphone of your phone. Now, whenever you need to listen through the phone’s speakers, make sure you remove the speaker cover first.

2. Use a Flip Cover:

If you don’t like to use a speaker cover, then you can try out using a small flip cover that will fit over your phone’s screen. It will help you protect the iPhone speakers from getting dirty, and it also protects the screen as well. This is easy to use and is very handy when used in emergencies!

3. Keep Your iPhone Away From Dirt:

You can try and keep your phone away from dust or anything that might dirty it up. This is the best way to protect your iPhone speakers against any kind of damage, but I am sure you still want to use them when needed!

4. Clean Your iPhone Regularly:

If you clean your phone on a regular basis, then you can use any of the methods mentioned above to clean it up whenever something gets stuck or dirty in it! This is the best way to keep your phone and speakers safe.

5. Don't Touch The Speakers:

If you are constantly blowing into your iPhone’s microphone, then it will eventually get damaged!                                       

So be careful when using this method to clean up your iPhone speakers.

The next question that comes to someone mind is..

How Do I Know If My Speaker is Dirty?

Well, if you notice that the audio from your phone’s speakers seems to change in quality over time, then it means that your iPhone speakers have gotten dirty. If this happens often, then clean them up as soon as possible, or else they will eventually get damaged.

Also, if dust particles have actually stuck onto the speaker or microphone area of your phone, then you might notice that the sound quality is slowly but surely deteriorating.

As I said earlier, if you notice any of these problems, go ahead and try the cleaning methods above.

Still, got any questions? Feel free to ask in the comment section!