Your phone is easily one of the dirtiest items in your house, as surprising as it may seem. Think about it: you take your phone to the toilet, place it on the kitchen table, bring it on the bus, and then put it to your ear. The good news is that you can easily get rid of the germs on your phone without damaging it anyway. This article explores different methods of cleaning your phone and what not to use. Let’s get right into it.
Disinfecting wipes, yes or no?
Since they are known to effectively kill germs and clean different surfaces, many people clean their phones with disinfecting wipes. Although this might make your phone look sparkling clean, is it safe?
Most disinfecting wipes like Clorox contain harsh chemicals like bleach, alcohol, and vinegar, which can all cause damage to your phone’s screen. These chemicals can break the phone’s oleophobic coating, which helps fingerprint marks.
A quick way to eradicate germs
As mentioned earlier, your phone comes in contact with germs and bacteria several times a day. So, one sure way to keep your phone germ-free is by cleaning it regularly. Ultraviolet light sanitizers are a good choice.
These small sanitizers can hold your phone, keys, and other small items that you use regularly. The ultraviolet light kills bacteria on these items without damaging any part of your phone.
What not to submerge your phone in
We’ve seen different hacks where people show us how different cleaning solutions work wonders for cleaning phones. The fact that many phone brands advertise their phones as waterproof has made things even more confusing.
Even though premium phones are waterproof, they’re not chemical-proof, so you should never submerge your phone in any liquid for cleaning. Furthermore, don’t use ammonia, abrasive powders, window cleaners, aerosol spray cleaners, or compressed air.
Another effective way to clean your phone
Cleaning your phone doesn’t have to be complicated; you can easily cleanse dirt and germs with a few items. You only need isopropyl alcohol, distilled water, lint-free microfiber cloth, cotton swabs, and a small spray bottle.
Using a one-to-one ratio, mix distilled water and 70% isopropyl alcohol in the spray bottle and give it a good shake. Then, lightly spray the microfiber cloth with the mixture and wipe the front and back of your phone. Clean tiny areas like attachment ports with the cotton swabs.
How to clean the phone case
It will be a wasted effort to clean your phone only to cover it in a dirty case full of germs. If your phone has a hard plastic case, you can clean it with a microfiber cloth the same way you cleaned your phone.
Furthermore, if you have a silicone phone cover, you can completely submerge it in a solution of warm water and dishwashing soap. Then, scrub the textured edges with a soft cloth and rinse it well.