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    Default How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    I may be a little OCD but I like keeping my things in clean, tip top shape. A little annoyance that I can't seem to remedy is a minuscule bit of grime around the home button. I can't seem to get rid of it and I notice it every time I look at the home button. I've tried blasting it out of there with a can of air along with a screen friendly cleaner and I can't seem to get rid of it. Anyone have any ideas? I know, I need to seek psychological help lol!


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    Default re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    I would think and would have suggested the screen friendly as you put it cleaner they have along with a cue tip. Anything else I think I would have to pass on and go for the OCD help you were talking about. i am only kidding you on the last part but there are just certain things to get over although I am certain you don't want to hear that. i have heard people tell me they have used the Mr. Clean magic eraser for their white iPhone with great sucess so you might think about that. Good luck with you dirt.
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    Default re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    is the magic eraser a good thing to use on an iphone 5?
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    Default re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Another option is to take off the screen and then the power button and clean it. not that many screws I believe and if you're not scared of those kind of operations.
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    Default re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    I got something on my Home button while at work. I took a very small Alcohol pad and wiped around and on the home button itself. Looks good as new now.
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    Default re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Power the iPhone down and use a small alcohol wipe or a paper towel with some rubbing alcohol poured onto it (nothing too saturated)...it's important to do it with the iPhone powered down though so you don't risk damage internally to electrical components.
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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Try washing your hands more LOL ...
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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    is the magic eraser a good thing to use on an iphone 5?
    I use the Magic Eraser all the time to clean my MacBook, and it works like a charm, however, I've never used it to clean my iPhones with and I'm not sure I'd trust it for cleaning around the home button because it is prone to tearing and could cause little bits of it to get between the crevices of the home button and defeat its purpose.
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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Quite Right View Post
    Try washing your hands more LOL ...
    I am a neat freak but do work with my hands so on occasion they may be a little dirty.


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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I got something on my Home button while at work. I took a very small Alcohol pad and wiped around and on the home button itself. Looks good as new now.
    I was actually going to mention a small alcohol wipe but thought against it because of the alcohol but now that I know it works, TY for the advice.
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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    is the magic eraser a good thing to use on an iphone 5?
    The reason I mentioned magic eraser is because 'D mentioned way back when we had a discussions under hardware about him keeping he MBP clean and I remembered that. I think you would be safe it it works for him on the MacBook.
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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannejanne View Post
    Another option is to take off the screen and then the power button and clean it. not that many screws I believe and if you're not scared of those kind of operations.
    Sorry bit would never go though all that trouble for the dirt the OP is talking about. Too many things can happen and go wrong. I would rather use the magic eraser.
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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Just too be clear this is a very minuscule about of discoloration. Visible only because its the white iPhone. I may start by trying the Q tip suggestion and see how that goes.


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    Default Re: How Do I Clean Grime from Around My White iphone's Home Button?

    Just an FYI.This is no longer an issue as I had my phone replaced at an Apple Store today do to a technical issue.

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