HomePod’s exterior is mostly made up of a high-quality fabric, but there’s also the silicone base and touch surface that can get dusty and dirty. Follow along for how to clean HomePod.

Apple doesn’t offer a lot of direction about how to clean HomePod other than “Clean with a dry cloth. If necessary, you can clean HomePod with a damp cloth.”

However, it does mention to avoid using “window cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia, or abrasives.”

Here’s a few more tips and tricks on how to tidy up your HomePod.

How to clean HomePod and remove wear

  1. Grab a microfiber cloth and wipe down your HomePod
  2. Dampen your clean cloth lightly if needed (distilled water is best)
  3. Try a lint roller to remove remaining dust and debris from the fabric if the cloth doesn’t do the trick

Particularly for the touch surface on HomePod, using distilled water instead of tap water will mean less chance of minerals leaving deposits after you’re done wiping it down.

As we’ve previously covered, Apple has stated that it’s not uncommon for the silicone base to leave white marks on certain wood desks and tops. Keep an eye on this as cleaning up the marks sooner will help prevent them sticking around permanently. There are also a variety of HomePod coasters and stands on the market if you’d like to steer clear of any potential marks on desks or table tops.

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