First of all, before we get ready to clean them we have to understand that AirPods are more delicate and smaller than EarPods, so it is equally more vulnerable to damage, so we have to make sure that we have to use a high quality tool to clean AirPods.
We can choose a small microfiber cloth and wipe it gently on its cover, you want to make sure you are using a microfiber cloth, it is a great prop while not making your shiny gadgets look dirty.
While a wipe or two with a microfiber cloth is certainly enough to get most of the dirt and surface matter off, it’s more important to understand that AirPods and EarPods are “collecting” all kinds of different dirt when they’re in our ears, and they’re just as likely to “collect” other dirt when they’re not in our ears.
If initial wiping fails, we recommend using a standard cotton swab to sweep dust and dirt away from crevices, speakers, and other areas that might not be wiped with a microfiber cloth. Alternatively, EarPod and AirPod owners can use a soft pencil to remove or “wipe” stubborn dirt.
Alternatively, you can use pure water and a microfiber cloth to clean the deeper layers of the headphones, but we want to avoid chemicals such as sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, tap water, etc. because they tend to have a negative effect on our AirPods, such as shine.
Just like the world of modern human medicine, prevention is the best way to ensure the longevity of your ear capsules or AirPods. The best way to do this is to check them regularly-every few days, at least-to make sure that the dust and dirt you just wiped away doesn’t cheekily return.
Once you’ve done a thorough cleaning of your AirPods, it’s much easier to keep them clean. And when you’re not using your EarPods or AirPods on a regular basis, try to keep them in a cool, dry, dark (and preferably hidden) environment to make sure they’re in tip-top shape all the time.