Our phones touch just about every surface we come in contact with throughout the day. Unbelievably, most phone screen surfaces have approximately 25,000 germs per square inch compared to only 1,200 germs per square inch found on a regularly sanitized toilet seat. With this in mind, knowing how to clean your phone is important for maintaining good hygiene. Below we’ll cover some of our recommended tips and tricks on how to clean your smartphone.
Find an empty spray bottle you can use to create your own phone cleaning solution cocktail. Mix a one-to-one ratio of distilled water and 70% isopropyl alcohol. Using distilled water prevents you from scratching your phone screen with the minerals sometimes found in tap water. Give the bottle a good shake. Next, take a lint-free microfiber cloth and lightly spray it with the solution you’ve just created. Note, do not directly spray your phone as this can cause over saturation and damage. Then, use the cloth to wipe down the entire front and back of your phone. Spray and re-clean as necessary. Allow 15 minutes to dry before putting any cases or accessories back on.
If you notice small crevices, ports or buttons that have accumulated gunk, feel free to take a dry cotton swab or toothpick to gently remove any debris. Do not forcefully stick a toothpick into any ports as this can cause unwanted damage to your device. If that’s not doing the trick, consider taking your device to your provider and they can use tacky material to properly remove additional debris.
If you’d like to clean a rubber phone case, simply remove the case and submerge it in a solution of warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Gently scrub the textured edges with an old toothbrush or cloth and rinse well. Allow the case to dry before putting it back onto your device.
For plastic phone cases, use the same solution utilized for your phone and wipe down well with a soft cloth. Allow a similar drying time as previously mentioned.
Stay away from using household cleaners on your phone as this can cause unwanted damage to the exterior and interior of your device. Examples of this include but are not limited to aerosol spray cleaners, bleach or ammonia, and any abrasive powders.
We hope these tips and tricks on how to clean your phone have been useful! Make this a routine every couple of days to ensure you’re not spreading germs to your device or your body! For more information on tech topics like this or if you’re interested in buying or selling a device, check out the Trademore blog and available phones.
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