If a playful cat overturns a wax warmer or a red wine toast goes awry, if yourhappens to be zero, do not panic. Here are some of the best ways to clean up your Google Home device.
Note that these best practices apply to the tiny Google Home Mini ($ 49 at Walmart) to the new with a 10-inch touchscreen.
How dust and other dry deposits are blown up
Dust is created. That is a fact of life. The decorative fabric wrapped around the base of the Google Home Hub ($ 129 at Walmart) and the Google Home Hub Max, as well as Google Home's Smart Speaker and its Mini and Max brothers are one Magnet for the stuff and for pollen, animal hair and dandruff. Dusters do not allow small particles to escape the net, but you probably have something better in your linen closet or in your bin drawer: a lint roller.
For light to medium dust and particle dirt, a lint roller is the right choice. The best part is that there are no liquid cleaners so you do not risk shorting your equipment during the process or working with chemicals that might crystallize in the body. A suit or shoe brush could work too.
For harder, deeper particle problems – Let's say you've disturbed music when sanding drywall on your Google homepage – the furniture brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner should do the trick. Its bristles dissolve stubborn particles, so your vacuum can suck them away. To remove dust from the openings, try a toothpick.
Whatever you do, do not use a compressed air can to squeeze out lint. The high pressure and freezing temperatures of the air in the can can damage sensitive microphones and speaker cones in Google Home devices. Some Reddit users report that they made this mistake and need to replace it.
Careful rinsing out of fluid spots
Unfortunately, the best way to remove fluid spots is to use more liquid. Google recommends cleaning the smart speakers only with dry cloths. Therefore the hint of the manufacturer is ignored. Continue with caution.
If you've spilled liquid on the original Google Home speaker, you're in luck. The base is removable (so you can spice it up with a personal touch). Once you notice the stain, loosen the base by pulling it off the magnets that hold it.
If you've been thinking about getting things moving, it may now be time to order an alternative base, either from Google or from any number of third-party vendors like Best Buy or Amazon.
Otherwise at the last stains you have not set up yet and can operate the base ( only base, not the speaker!) Under a faucet to extract the faulty liquid. Once the stain has settled, you can plug your sink, fill it with soapy water, and soak the grid until the stain disappears. For a really unpleasant, stuck spot, it's an option to guide it through the dishwasher. Be sure to clean the dishwasher filter and not rinse it with the same load as your dirty dishes.
For all other Google products For household appliances with speaker enclosures, wipe the stain with a damp, slightly soapy cloth. Make sure that no liquid penetrates into the device. This can damage internal components. Use a cloth with as little soap water as possible.
How To Clean Your Google Home Smart Display Screen Correctly
The Google Home Hub and Hub Max pose another challenge: screen cleanliness. The CNET Handbook for Cleaning Your Smartphone provides solid instructions that can also be used to clean your Google home devices.
This guide contains an extensive list of substances that you definitely do not want to use to clean your device screens, including window cleaners, kitchen cleaners, alcohol, soap, or vinegar. Such solvents can damage the delicate coating of touchscreens and make them dull. Also avoid using paper towels and plain rags or cloths as they can scratch the glass of your precision-milled touchscreen.
Instead, a microfibre cloth moistened with distilled water is the safest way to remove dust and stains from your Google Home device. For sand and fluff cellophane tape or the above lint remover should get it.
If your device is in the kitchen and happens to come into contact with contaminants such as raw meat, you can most safely kill potential bacteria with a germicidal UV light such as the PhoneSoap Smartphone UV Sanitizer.
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It's best to keep your Google Home speaker clean by positioning it away from hazardous areas such as your kitchen counter, coffee tables or coffee tables where drinks are served. A bookshelf or mantel is a great place to place it, and display devices like the Google Home Hub can be placed on a picture shelf if you're not actually using it while you're cooking.