How to Clean iPhone 3GS Speakers

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The iPhone 3GS is a popular multimedia enabled smartphone developed by Apple. The iPhone 3GS allows you to play games, browse the web, watch movies, take pictures and listen to your favourite music. The device also has a built-in speaker so you can listen to your music and watch movies without the need of headphones. However, dirt and small debris can build up and clog the small holes of the speaker, causing a decrease in sound output.

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Things you need

  • Tissue paper
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Canned air

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  1. 1

    Wipe the speaker holes and surrounding area of your iPhone with a clean tissue paper or microfiber cloth to remove any dirt and dust. The speaker is located on the bottom left side of your iPhone.

  2. 2

    Apply a drop of rubbing alcohol on a clean cotton swab. Carefully wipe the speaker holes with the cotton swab to loosen any small debris stuck in the holes.

  3. 3

    Connect the long nozzle to the canned air. Place the nozzle in front of the speaker holes then press down on the nozzle to spray air until the debris are removed.

  4. 4

    Play some music on your iPhone 3GS or make a phone call using the speaker to see if there is any improvement in sound. If the sound is still muffled or low, then the problem may be internal. Take your iPhone to the nearest Apple store and have a technician examine it.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid opening your iPhone. You'll risk voiding your warranty when doing so.

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