Getting muffled sound out of your iPhone speakers? Maybe it’s time to check and clean the speaker slots. The speaker slots accumulate dirt and debris quite easily. Therefore, to get a clear sound the speaker slot has to be cleaned thoroughly every once in a while.
The speaker slot has to be cleaned carefully as reckless behavior can lead to several issues. There are millions of ways to clean speaker slots, however, the following are believed to be the safest of all.
Before setting up to clean the iPhone’s speaker slot, you need to know that no sharp object or cleaning liquid can be used. Moreover, you have to disconnect all the cables and be gentle as well.
Now that you know what you should not be doing, here are a few things that you can clean the speaker slot with;
- Cotton swab
- Adhesive tape
How to Clean iPhone Speaker Slot Using a Toothpick?
Whether it’s iPhone, iPod, or iPad, the speaker slot can be easily cleaned using a regular toothpick. Cleaning the iPhone speaker slot using a toothpick is fairly simple, all you have to do is gently insert the toothpick in and slowly move it across to the opposite end.
The dirt particles would get trapped allowing air to flow more freely. However, while cleaning the iPhone speaker slot with a toothpick you have to be super careful as if recklessly used it can do more harm than good.
How to Clean iPhone Speaker Slot Using a Cotton Swab?
A cotton swab is believed to be the safest, easiest, and most economical way of cleaning the iPhone speaker slot. Since you can not use any cleaning liquid, the cleaning procedure would be more or less the same.
All you have to do is insert the cotton swab into the speaker slot and gently move it in a circular motion. The dirt sitting inside the speaker slot would stick to the cotton swab and your iPhone would begin producing impressive sound. Cotton swabs would clean the speaker slot more perfectly than the toothpick. Moreover, it would not harm the device. Would it not be a win-win?
How to Clean iPhone Speaker Slot Using a Brush?
Cleaning the iPhone speaker slots with a brush is a common practice. It is just as safe and effective as the cotton swab. Therefore if you do not find a toothpick or a cotton swab, you can try cleaning the speaker slot with the brush as well. However, to clean the iPhone’s speaker slot, there needs to be a small brush. A makeup brush or a zero-sized painting brush would be more suitable for the job.
To clean the speaker slot this way, insert the brush into the speaker slot and gently move it in a circular motion. The dirt and debris would stick to the hair and you will end up with a breathtakingly clean speaker slot.
How to Clean iPhone Speaker Slot Using Adhesive Tape?
If you are still not getting impressive sound after cleaning the speaker slot with the cotton swab/brush/toothpick, this method is for you. It works best for solid and stiff dirt and debris. To clean the iPhone speaker slot using the adhesive tape you have to trim a small piece of tape and roll it into a cylindrical shape. It must be kept in mind that the tape should be rolled in a way that the adhesive part comes out. Now Insert the rolled tape in the speaker slot keep it in for a few seconds and take it out. You would notice dirt sticking to the adhesive tape, play your favorite music and enjoy.
Here is the short video explaining all methods mentioned above so you might not do any mistakes and get it done right…