Do you know that there are 10 times more bacteria on an average mobile than on a toilet seat?
Your phone is exposed to multiple surfaces and unwashed hands throughout the day. If you think about it, how often do you really clean your mobile phone? Regularly cleaning your cell phone, tablet, MP3 player’s touch screen or any other touch screen device is essential for its upkeep and longevity. Smudges all over your gadget’s touch screen? Maybe the fingerprint trail for the latest, must-have game you are addicted to lies on your screen? Learn how to wipe away those smudges with ease and how to avoid doing things your touch screen would not appreciate.
Few tips to clean your Smartphone:
Before cleaning switch off the device first remove the case if you are using any.
Choose a microfiber cloth. This is ideal for cleaning a touchscreen. Some devices will have such a cloth included or perhaps you can borrow the one you use on your sunglasses.
Give the screen a once over by brushing it with the microfiber in small circles.
To clean your phone, you will need a cotton ball or a Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol.
Dampen the cotton ball or Q-tip with the rubbing alcohol and clean your screen with it. Never use the rubbing alcohol directly on your phone. Clean the screen in single strokes from top to down.
Do not put too much pressure on the screen when cleaning it.
If your phone has a keypad with buttons, you can use a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean through the gaps. Remember to be gentle and make sure the liquid doesn’t seep into the phone.
To clean the insides of your phone, you will have to open it and use a dry Q-tip to clean it. Don’t use any kind of solution to clean the inside of your gadget.
While cleaning the USB and earphone ports, make sure that the rubbing alcohol does not seep into the phone. You can also gently blow into these ports to blow off the dust lodged in them.
Also, don’t forget to clean your phone case too. Meticulously clean the corners and edges as dust often collects in these spots.
Allow your phone to air-dry before you close it up and put it back in the case.
Make sure that you clean your phone thoroughly once in a while.
To clean it on a daily basis, use a microfiber cloth.