Since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 and the focus on hygiene, smartphone hygiene has become a major issue. Recently, it turned out that iPhones can be dirtier than public toilet seats. Yes you read correctly. Your iPhone touches thousands of surfaces every day, making it a hub for all manner of germ crimes.
What does a small screen do to us if we leave our iPhone dirty? We are in danger. Starting with our skin, dirty moving surfaces tend to cause inflammation and bacterial buildup, leading to acne.
The question is how to clean the iPhone so that it doesn’t get dirty. The answer is very simple.
The first and most common way to clean your iPhone is with disinfecting wipes. Easy to find, easy to store and use anywhere. Keep it in your purse, car box, or drawer for easy access. It’s easy to use, just pull out the wipe and swipe across the surface of your iPhone.
Wipe can damage your iPhone’s touch, so don’t use it aggressively on the screen. A safe way to use them is with a gentle swipe on the screen. This will take care of the bacteria and keep the screen usable for longer.
Next, people were spotted using isopropyl or ethyl alcohol to clean the surface of their iPhones. 70% isopropyl alcohol and 75% ethyl alcohol should be used. Spray the diluted solution on a cloth first, then wipe the screen. We do not recommend spraying the solution directly onto the iPhone surface. Unless you want to deliberately destroy the fingerprint resistance of the screen.
One of the drawbacks of using this solution is the loss of fingerprint resistance. As Apple itself says, it can wear away the “oleophobic coating” on your screen. A screen protector is recommended to prevent this. They don’t cost much depending on the type and quality you get.Getting an iPhone screen protector is an investment we all need.
Another recommendation is to use a damp lint-free cloth to wipe the screen surface. You can also wipe away excess dirt by simply dampening a cloth with water. Therefore, using a damp lint-free cloth is also a good option if the above solutions are not available.
If the above items are not available, use a dry, lint-free cloth to clean the surface of your iPhone. This will remove the dust from your screen and works as a simple solution until you find a suitable cleaner.
This will not eradicate any germs or bacteria found on the surface of your iPhone. It just removes the garbage temporarily, but it’s better than nothing, right?
The final, and probably most expensive, solution on our list is to get a UV smartphone cleaner. Yes, it costs a little extra, but it’s a really good investment. UV-C bulb kills all bacteria and viruses (99.9%). The results are clinically proven by some companies, so do your research before getting one.The portable sanitizer also doubles as a charging port.
Now that you know all about how to clean your smartphone, there are a few things to keep in mind.
1. Do not use cleaning spray to clean your iPhone. These include bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and similar cleaning solutions.
2. Do not use compressed air to blow your iPhone.
3. Do not leave the cable plugged into your iPhone while cleaning.
4. Do not submerge your iPhone in cleaning solution.
5. Do not spray or clean the iPhone openings.
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