How to clean earbuds

I've noticed residue or dirt on my earbuds from tossing them in my pocket or bag between use. I obviously can't just wash them in soap and water the way I would wash a dish. What is the best way to safely wash them?

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic

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1 Answer from the Community

  • I use something like a paper clip to scrape anything our of the "grills" or covers. Then, as nasty as it sounds, i intake air (apple wont allow me to use the appropriate word) through the main opening of the earpod and scrape anything out. None of it will go in your mouth, but you should notice significant quality improvement.