Smartphone and earbuds become many people’s neccesary on daily commute. And they are possibly the items we touch the most everyday. As we know, COVID-19 virus can attach on items and spread directly from item to human. What’s more, the bacteria on earbuds can lead to ear infections or other illness. Therefore, earbuds hygiene need be concern.
Before you start, check first with the manufacturer for guidance on how to clean your device. Follow their guidance. If you can’t find the relative information, keep reading.
Disinfect the Outside of the Earbuds Everyday
Use a lint-fre cloth slightly dampened with isopropyl alcohol and wipe the outer surfaces of the earbuds once a day if you wear it everyday. Or you can use a prepackaged alcohol wipe. It will both clean and disinfect the surface. Wipe the outer of earbud tips by the way.
Do a thorough cleaning once a week
We can’t submerge the earbuds in water, therefore, we should clean its parts seperately. And you should never clean your earbuds while they are connected to other devices. Follow the steps below.
Step 1 – Wash the Earbud Tips
- Take off the silicone tips, foam tips, or covers on the earbuds.
- Mix a solution of one part dishwashing liquid and five parts lukewarm water in a container.
- Soak the tips for at least 30 minutes.
- Use a contton swab to clean the gap of them.
- Rinse the tips well
- Air dry until they are completely dry.
Step 2 – Clean Their Mesh Cover
Use a dry and clean toothbrush to gently brush away the wax out of the mesh cover. Let the side of mesh face downward. Then, the particle on mesh won’t enter into the earbuds.
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