How to Clean Your iPhone’s Receiver

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Keeping your iPhone clean is a must for maintaining its performance, and the receiver is no exception. The receiver, wich is located on the bottom of your device, is responsible for taking in sound from the speakers – so it’s important to keep it free of dust, dirt and other debris. Here are some tips on how to properly clean your iPhone’s receiver:

1. Start by using a small, soft-bristled brush to remove any dust or dirt from the receiver opening. Make sure that you use a clean, dry brush to avoid introducing any new dirt or debris into the opening.

2. After brushing away any loose particles, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe around the edges of the receiver opening. This will help remove any remaining dirt or debris that may have been stuck inside the opening.

3. Once you’ve finished cleaning arund the edges of the receiver opening, use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to gently clean inside the opening itself. Be sure not to push too hard with the cotton swab as this could cause damage to your device’s internals.

4. Finally, use a dry cloth or paper towel to dry off any remaining moisture from around and inside of the receiver opening.

By follwing these simple steps you can ensure that your iPhone’s receiver remains dust-free and performing at its best!

Cleaning an iPhone 12 Receiver

To properly clean your iPhone 12 receiver, you’ll need to have a few items on hand: a small, soft-bristled brush, rubbing alcohol or distilled water, and a lint-free cloth.

First, lightly brush away any dirt or dust particles from the speaker opening using the small brush. Make sure the bristles are dry bfore you use it.

Next, moisten the lint-free cloth with either rubbing alcohol or distilled water. Gently wipe down the speaker opening with the cloth to remove any remaining particles. Do not submerge your iPhone in liquid as this can caue damage to your device.

Finally, use a dry part of the cloth to wipe away any excess liquid from around the speaker opening. Make sure it is completely dry before you turn your phone back on.

Following these steps shold help ensure that your iPhone 12 receiver is clean and functioning properly!

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Locating the Receiver on an iPhone

To find the receiver on your iPhone, turn your device over so that the bottom of the phone is facing up. You should see a small hole near the center of the phone – this is where the receiver is located. The microphone is also located at this hole. To use it, you may need to plug in a headset or headphones with a microphone. The speakers are located on either side of this hole.

Cleaning iPhone Speakers and Microphone

1. Start by turning off your iPhone and unplugging any cables.
2. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush or small paint brush, gently brush the speaker and microphone grilles to remove any dust or debris.
3. If necessary, use a vacuum cleaner to gently suck away any dirt from the grilles on your phone. Make sure that the vacuum is set to its lowest setting and be careful not to apply too much pressure as this can damage the device.
4. To finish, wipe down the grilles using a lint-free cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol or diluted soap solution and allw it to air dry before turning your iPhone back on.

Fixing an iPhone Receiver

To fix your iPhone receiver, you’ll need to check a few things. First, make sure that the receiver isn’t blocked or dirty. If necessary, use a small, soft-bristled brush to clean the speaker or receiver opening. Then, go to Settings > Sounds (or Settings > Sounds & Haptics), and drag the Ringer and Alerts slider back and forth a few times. Finally, check any external accessories (like headphones) for blockages or damage that might be interfering with sound reception. If none of these solutions work, you may need to contact Apple Support for assistance.


It is important to keep your iPhone’s receiver and speakers clean, as dirt and dust can cause audio issues. Cleaning the receiver and speakers should be done with a small, soft-bristled brush that is free of dirt and debris. Be sure to clean the receiver opening carefully, as it is delicate and can be damaged if not handled properly. Finally, avoid using any cleaning products or solvents near your iPhone’s receiver or speakers. Taking thee simple steps will help ensure that your iPhone’s audio capabilities remain at their best.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.