How to Properly Clean Your Phone



Did you know that phones carry 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom? If you don’t regularly clean your phone, then you’re carrying around a handful of germs on a daily basis — and it’s disgusting! While we wish that a simple YouTube video would do the trick to help you feel clean, it sadly won’t physically clean your phone for you.


Before you dump your phone into a bucket of bleach (not a good idea) or fork out nearly $100 or more for one of these phone cleaning devices, take some steps that are both affordable and effective. The Liv Ahwatukee Apartments Blog is highlighting a few phone cleaning tips in today’s post. Stop carrying bacteria around in your pocket every time you drive around Phoenix, Arizona and take charge of cleaning your phone. Most of the information in this post comes from How-To Geek, so feel free to check out their webpage to learn more.


To begin, you’ll need the following:


— Lint-free microfiber cloth

— Q-tips and cotton swabs

— Toothpicks

— Distilled water

— Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol


After turning off your phone, remove the outer case if you’ve been using one. We also recommend removing the battery, if you can.


Start by pouring a small amount of distilled water onto the microfiber cloth, but don’t soak it. You can also make your own cleaning solution using the water and rubbing alcohol. When you wipe the screen, use single straight strokes. Avoid circular motions to prevent scratches.


After this, use a toothpick to clear out any gunk in your phone’s tiny crevices. You’d be surprised by all the stuff you can find hiding around your smartphone’s speaker, for example.


To clean the camera lens, dampen a cotton swab with distilled water and then use a spinning motion. You can dry the lens using the other side of the cotton swab.


We hope that these few simple tips will help you get in the habit of cleaning your phone in your apartment. Try to wipe down your phone every day — even if it’s right before you go to sleep — for a healthier life. Add any cleaning tips of your own in the comments below.

Liv Ahwatukee, Phoenix, AZ Apartments  They're covered with bacteria and carried everywhere. Read today's post for proper phone cleaning techniques.