The average person checks their phone 85 times a day, but when was the last time you cleaned your phone? Considering just how frequently you handle your phone, combined with all of the bacteria from surfaces that you place it on throughout the day – it’s no surprise how dirty your device can actually get. Studies show that mobile phones carry more bacteria than a toilet seat!
Before you touch your phone or hold it to your face, here are four easy ways that you can clean your mobile phone and kill those germs.
Don’t Just Use Any Type of Cleaner
Once you take a moment to really pay attention to all the potential germs that are probably lingering on your phone, we realize it can be hard not to opt for the strongest chemical cleaner that you have nearby. But it’s important to avoid using any type of household cleaner with harsh chemicals. These can end up causing more harm than good to the device, and they’re not safe for your skin, either. Instead, opt for a specifically purposed and tested screen cleaner. Never spray product directly onto the screen of your smartphone. Apply a small spray to a soft microfiber cloth and gently wipe the screen.
Use Alcohol and Water
You can create your own cleaning mixture at home to clean the back of your device and keyboard, if applicable. Combine a solution of 40/60 alcohol to water. Use a soft cloth to gently apply the solution, or use a cotton swab to get into those crevices.
Use Tape for Crevices
If the cotton swab fails to reach some particular areas, trying using a piece of tape. Tear off a small piece and place it along hard to reach areas where there may be any crumbs or debris. Stick, lift and remove.
Use a UV Rays Sanitizer
PhoneSoap, for example, is a UV sanitizer for your smartphone that’s a case, charger, amplifier and cleaner, all-in-one. So you can charge your phone, or play music while germicidal UV cleansing lights sanitize it completely.
Use a Preventive Case
Finally, one of the best ways for keeping your phone clean and clear of any crumbs, debris and bacteria is by protecting it with a case. A protective phone case can shield your phone against daily dirt and grime, and of course, can look great while adding your own personal touch so that you always know you’ve got the right phone.
Your device is dirtier than you think, with an estimated 25,000 germs per square inch, but it doesn’t have to be. Use these tips to clean your mobile phone so you can call, text and browse happy.