Your phone speaker needs cleaning now! Do it this way

If your phone speaker sounds muffled, then you should consider cleaning it now. But do it cautiously! Here are some tips on how to clean a phone speaker.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:08 IST
Phone Speaker
Top tips on how to clean a phone speaker carefully. (Divya / HT Tech)
Phone Speaker
Top tips on how to clean a phone speaker carefully. (Divya / HT Tech)

With the daily rigorous use of smartphones, some parts pick up dirt and dust and the most affected part usually are speakers. In fact, irrespective of whether it is an Android phone or an iPhone, dust, and debris can find their way into all the ports. So, if your speaker sounds a bit muffled and the treble seems to have disappeared, then it's time to give it a thorough cleaning. However, do note that while it is important to clean the phone speaker grille, you should do it very carefully or you will end up damaging it. To avoid any issues, we recommend you check these methods to clean your smartphone speaker. Here is how to do a proper job while doing your phone speaker cleaning. Also read: iPhone password problem? You just can't afford not to know this

Tips on how to clean a phone speaker

A professional mobile cleaning kit

It will cost you some money to clean your phone's speaker, but you can get a complete cleaning kit to ensure the proper and safe cleaning of the phone's speaker. This is the best way to do it as the tools required will have been fashioned for the purpose by professionals. Doing it yourself will mean you will have to repurpose tools that will fit in the tiny space.

Use a soft bristles brush

Well, if you don't want to spend money to clean your phone speaker grille then there are some home remedies too! You can use a small, soft-bristled brush to remove the dirt from the opening pores of the phone speaker. Ensure that the brush that you're using is soft-bristled, clean and dry, so it won't cause damage to the phone speaker. Also read: Save your documents on WhatsApp! Know how to use DigiLocker on your WhatsApp account

Sticky tape can work!

A sticky tape which is one of the basic items that you can find easily can be great for getting surface dust and dirt off your phone's speaker grille. Simply tear a piece off and loop it around your finger while keeping the glue part outside and then gently dab your phone's speaker grille to remove the dust. Make sure that glue residue is not left on the grill. This can happen often with really cheap sticky tapes. So, test it on glass or steel object before using it on your phone.

Compressed Air

A compressed Air pump can help to clean not only your speaker grille but also the charging port. Some cleaning kits do offer these compressed air pumps. Again, do not use an industrial strength airpump. You need something that sends a firm stream of air into the grill something like what you may have seen being used to clean PCs.

Simple cloth will do too!

Well, if your phone is fairly new and you are a dedicated cleanliness freak, then regular cleaning with a simple cotton cloth will do too. Remember, it has to be done frequently enough so that a lot of grime does not get attached to the phone speaker. Again, make sure the cloth does not leave behind any fabric or hair-like strands.

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First Published Date: 20 Jun, 11:46 IST