How to clean your phone and other devices

How to clean your phone and other devices

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by Joseph Maxim

You use your phone for everything – from checking email and social media to taking photos and playing games. So it’s no surprise that your phone can get pretty dirty. In fact, your phone is one of the dirtiest things you touch on a daily basis. Studies have shown that our phones are covered in all sorts of bacteria, including E. coli and staphylococcus.

That’s why it’s important to regularly clean and sanitize your phone and other electronic devices. Here are a few tips on how to do just that:

Start with a clean case

Clean phone case

Did you know that your phone case can be just as dirty as a toilet seat? That's right - studies have shown that an average cell phone has 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. So if you're not regularly cleaning your phone case, you're exposing yourself to all sorts of nasty germs.

Experts say that you should take your phone out of its case on a regular basis and give it a good cleaning with soap and water. If your phone case is dirty, there's a good chance that your phone is dirty too. So don't neglect your phone case - give it the cleaning it deserves!

Use rubbing alcohol

Alcohol and microfiber cloth

If you want to keep your phone looking clean and new, it's important to clean it regularly. One of the best ways to clean your phone is to use a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol. This will help remove any bacteria or contaminants on your phone.

Be sure to avoid cleaners that contain ammonia, as they can damage the phone’s screen. Instead, look for phone cleaners that are specifically designed to be safe for use on phone screens.

With a little bit of care and cleaning, you can keep your phone looking like new for a long time.

Don’t forget about the charging port

Charging Port

If you've ever had your phone die on you mid-text, you know how annoying it can be. And if you're phone is constantly losing battery power and unable to charge, it might be time to clean out your charging port. Accumulated dirt and dust can prevent your phone from charging properly, so it's important to keep the port clean.

You can use a toothpick or compressed air to clean out the port. Just be careful not to use any metallic objects, as they can create a short and damage the contact pins. With a little bit of care, you can keep your charging port clean and ensure that your phone always has a full battery.

Use a toothbrush


Have you ever considered using a toothbrush to clean your phone? It may sound strange, but a soft-bristled toothbrush can actually be used to clean hard-to-reach places on your phone, like in between the keys on a keyboard. You can also use an adhesive putty to remove accumulated dust off your phone's speaker grille.

If your phone is looking a little dirty, give these cleaning tips a try. You may be surprised at how well they work! And if your speakers are sounding a little fuzzy, try my phone speaker cleaning app.