Galaxy Buds - Clean the earbuds (SM-R170)

Last Update date : Oct 07. 2020
Galaxy Buds - Clean the earbuds (SM-R170)

We recommend cleaning the earbuds periodically when used for extended periods of time or if there is low or poor audio quality. If dust, earwax, or other debris accumulate in your Galaxy Buds, it can make audio sound muffled and prevent the earbuds from charging correctly.

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General maintenance
General maintenance

  • Clean the inside of each ear before wearing the earbuds. Clean the touch sensitivity sensor, charging contacts, and earbuds before placing them in the charging case.

  • Wear and use the earbuds in dry conditions. When sweat or liquid is on the touch sensitivity sensor or charging contacts, dry them thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth to prevent build up or corrosion.

  • After using the earbuds, wipe inside the touch sensitivity sensor and ear tip with a soft, dry cloth to remove dust, earwax, or oil from the mesh part of each earbud receiver. There may be no audio output, or low or poor audio quality if debris and foreign materials build up on the touch sensitivity sensor, or in ear tip or on the mesh.
Cleaning procedure
1 Remove the ear tip from the earbud. To prevent damage, do not use force to detach the ear tip from the earbud.
2 Clean the touch sensitivity sensor, mesh, and ear tip. Use a clean, soft cloth to clean the touch sensitivity sensor, and a cotton swab and dry brush to remove any debris and foreign materials from the earbuds and the ear tip.

Do not hold the earbuds upright, and do not use liquids like alcohol or soapy water when cleaning them to prevent debris or liquids from falling inside them.

3 Attach the ear tip on to the earbud. After cleaning is complete, properly assemble the ear tip on the earbuds. Cover the latch at the bottom of the earbuds with the ear tip.

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