How To Clean Your Dusty Phone Speakers Without Damaging The Screen

Most smartphones harbor more bacteria than found on the average toilet seat, in fact — so when possible, make sure you wash your hands after texting and before you eat..

While cleaning this delicate part of your phone may seem tricky, in this article, we will tell you how you can do it methodically.

Do not use rubbing alcohol, paper towels, compressed air, dish soap or vinegar. All of these can damage your phone: Paper towels can scratch your screen, and vinegar could damage its coating. Do not use hand sanitizer on your phone screen, but do sanitize your hands before touching your phone.

Before cleaning your phone, it is good to have a look at the product manual for cleaning guidelines.

Often, your phone’s speakers attract a lot of dirt due to various reasons. Here’s how to clean your phone speaker.

Floor And Surface Cleaning Of Phone

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If you overlook the need to clean it from time to time, the stubborn, caked on dust may cause the phone’s audio to stop working. You may also start facing the audio problems during phone calls.

Ingredients to Keep Handy:

  1. Soft Bristle Toothbrush
  2. Tape
  3. Dishwashing liquid
  4. Domex Disinfectant Floor Cleaner

Method 1: How To Clean Your Iphone Speaker Using A Toothbrush

Step 1: Wash Your Hands
Before cleaning your phone speaker is to wash your hands. Yes, you read that right. This will prevent the dirt particles from hand from transferring onto your phone. Once you have washed your hands, dry them with a clean towel.

Step 2: Switch Off
Before you begin to clean, turn off your phone. This is an important step. Never clean your phone when it is on.

Step 3: Use a Toothbrush

  1. Grab a clean toothbrush (or an electronic device brush)
  2. Gently brush the earpiece speaker (at the top of your iPhone) to remove debris
  3. If needed, use canned air to blow across the speaker (don’t blow air directly into it)
  4. Make a test call to see if your speaker is performing better
  5. If you’re still having trouble, reach out to Apple support or an AASP

clean iPhone speaker-How To Clean Your Iphone Speaker Using A Toothbrush


Step 6: Wipe Your Phone
Finally, wipe your phone clean to make sure no loose dust remains on the surface. Take a damp cloth to do this. You can even add a drop of dishwashing liquid to some water, dip your cloth in this mixture and then wipe your phone. Our preferred choice is Vim Dishwash Gel, which is easily available in the market. Do not wipe your phone with a dripping wet cloth; make sure you squeeze the cloth properly before touching it to your phone surface.

Step 7: Clean With Dry Cloth
Once the cleaning is done, allow the surface to dry. Then thoroughly wipe it with a dry cloth to remove all the moisture.

Step 8: Clean the Headphone Jack
If you find dirt in your headphone jack and want to clean it, we will give you an easy tip. Simply take a thin cotton bud and slightly push it inside the hole. Now, spin it to remove dirt from all the sides of the hole. Take out the cotton swab. This will remove most dirt. If there is any leftover dirt, repeat the step once again. Remember to not jam the cotton bud tightly inside the hole.

Method 2: Cleaning Phone Speakers Using Tape

Step 1: Get Your Hands on Some Tape
Take a small piece of tape and roll it to form the shape of a cylinder. Make sure the sticky side is facing out.

Step 2: Place the Tape over Your Phone Speaker
Press the tape onto your phone speaker. The sticky side of the tape attracts most of the piled up dirt in and around your speakers.

Step 3: Repeat
Remember to change the piece of tape as it gets dirty. Repeat the step until you see no dirt on the tape. That indicates most of the dirt is removed.

Maintaining the Audio Technology

Even if you do not experience any problem with the sound quality of your phone’s speaker, it is a good idea to clean it once in a week. This keeps the dirt from layering up. Because, when the dirt gets layered up into your phone, it can cause damage in the long run.

So, follow the methods given above to clean your speakers often and enjoy getting the best sound quality from your phone.

How to clean your phone screen:

  • First, take off your case. Then you can use a disinfectant wipe, though Apple recommends avoiding bleach.
  • Use disinfectant wipes with 70% alcohol.
  • Nguyen said not to submerge the phone or get any cleaning fluids in any of the ports.
  • Use only a soft, lint-free cloth, like microfiber, to wipe away smudges. Abrasive materials, such as rough cloths, towels and paper towels, could scratch the glass and damage the oil-repelling coating on the glass screen.
  • Let everything air dry before you pop your case back on.

Do Use a Small Amount of Water for Stubborn Dirt and Debris

Just run the lint-free microfiber cloth under water, and once damp, use it to wipe the surface of your touchscreen device. With just a small amount of water, you should be able to easily clean stubborn dirt and debris off your touchscreen device.



All Glass Cleaners Are Not Created Equal

Do not ever use clorox, windex, or lysol cleaning products on your electronic devices. Smartphone screens should only be cleaned with alcohol-based cleaners, such as lens cleaning wipes you would use to clean your eyeglasses.

Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, abrasives, or cleaners containing hydrogen peroxide to clean your iPhone. The front and back glass surfaces have an oleophobic coating


Don’t use Windex, vinegar, Lysol, soap, or any other cleaning product, as they will break down the oleophobic (oil-resistant) coating on the screen, leaving the device much more susceptible to future damage. Also never use compressed air on an iPhone.

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