How do I clean my microphone on my iPhone 8?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To clean the microphone on your iPhone 8, you can follow these simple steps:

1. Gather the necessary tools: You will need a dry, unused toothbrush. Make sure it is clean and free from any moisture or toothpaste residue.

2. Locate the microphone grill: The microphone grill is located at the bottom of your iPhone, next to the charging port. It is a small opening covered by a fine mesh.

3. Brush the microphone grill: Gently brush the grill using the toothbrush. Make sure to brush in a downward motion to dislodge any dirt, dust, or lint that may have accumulated. Avoid applying excessive pressure to prevent any damage to the microphone.

4. Clean the rear-facing camera microphone: On the rear side of your iPhone, you will find a small black dot next to the camera lens. This is the microphone for the rear-facing camera. Use the toothbrush to gently brush over this dot, again in a downward motion, to remove any debris.

5. Check for any remaining dirt: After brushing, inspect the microphone grill and the rear-facing camera microphone for any remaining dirt or debris. If you notice any stubborn particles, you can use a can of compressed air to blow them away gently. Ensure the can is held at a safe distance to avoid any direct contact with the microphone.

6. Test the microphone: Once you have cleaned the microphone, it is a good idea to test it to ensure it is working properly. You can do this by recording a voice memo or making a phone call and speaking into the microphone. If the sound quality is clear and there are no issues, then your cleaning efforts have been successful.

It is important to note that while cleaning the microphone, you should avoid using any liquid cleaners or solvents. These can potentially damage the delicate components of your iPhone.

Personal experience: I have cleaned the microphone on my iPhone using this method, and it has always yielded positive results. It is a simple yet effective way to remove any dust or debris that may hinder the performance of the microphone. By being gentle and using a dry toothbrush, I have never encountered any issues or damage to the microphone or my iPhone.