As an AirPods owner, I was recently frustrated to discover that my once pristine white earbuds had turned a yellow hue. After some research and testing, I’m here to share what I’ve discovered about why some AirPods are turning yellow, and how to prevent it from happening.
Likely reasons why your AirPods are turning yellow are sweat or rubbing on things in your pockets. You can remove the yellow with a magic eraser or by wiping them using a cloth that is only slightly damp.
|Quick Tips for Cleaning Discolored AirPods|
|– AirPods can become discolored due to sweat or rubbing in pockets.|
|– Clean the exterior with a slightly dampened cloth.|
|– Wipe the microphone and speaker meshes with a clean cotton swab.|
|– Avoid using abrasive materials to clean your AirPods.|
|– Use a magic eraser to remove yellow discoloration if necessary.|
|– The AirPods case may also turn yellow due to rubbing in pockets.|
Why are my AirPods turning yellow?
The likely reasons why your AirPods are turning yellow are that they have been getting in contact with your sweat a lot or because they have been rubbing with things in your pockets.
It is less likely to be due to contact with the air because the plastic used for AirPods does not discolor much with air exposure.
AirPods are easy to clean with the right materials. Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth to clean visible stains and wax on the outer plastic.
Use a clean cotton swab to remove visible earwax and other dirt on the microphone and speaker meshes. Wipe the exterior with a slightly dampened cloth.
Dry the AirPods before using them or returning them to their case. Ensure moisture doesn’t get in the openings. Avoid using abrasive materials to clean your AirPods.
If that does not work, you can also try rubbing them with a magic eraser.
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Why is my AirPods case turning yellow?
Your AirPods case might be turning yellow due to rubbing with things in your pockets.
The process of getting the AirPods case to be white again is the same as with the AirPods themselves. You can try wiping it with a slightly damp cloth or you can wipe it using a magic eraser.
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Why is my AirPods case flashing yellow?
The light on the AirPods case is not meant to flash yellow. If the light on your AirPods case is flashing yellow, it might mean that it is a fake case which would be more likely if you bought it from a 3rd-party retailer.
The case can flash orange when can indicate that the case needs to be charged or that they are being reset.