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The Importance of Keeping your Cell Phone Clean

People tend to be negligent regarding the cleanliness of their phones. Many just wipe the screen off quickly, without concern for germs, bacteria, and fingerprints. That is, until the debris build becomes too much to hide. Then they start searching for ways to clean it!

Honestly, you should probably clean your phone on a regular basis – or at least once a day. It’s not a difficult task, and can be done easily and quickly. Keeping your cell phone and other electronic devices is important. Not only does it prolong the life of your device, it helps keeps you (and others) healthier by not the spreading germs and bacteria you pick up from others and transfer to your phone.

The information below outlines the quickest and easiest ways to keep your cell phone clean. It only takes a minute, but the benefits are numerous!

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Microfiber cleaning cloths are the perfect way to keep your phone clean and smudge free. Used alone or with a cleaner, these convenient cloths are very soft, and non-abrasive, so they won’t scratch your phone screen or case. They effectively remove fingerprints, dirt, and grime from your phone screen and case. We all know fingerprint smudges can’t be avoided on our phone screens, and microfiber cleaning cloths offers an easy, effective way to quickly clean up your screening.

To use a microfiber cleaning cloth, simply dampen it with water or disinfectant and wipe the screen. Remember, never pour water on your screen directly. You can even use the cloth dry without any kind of cleaner to effectively remove fingerprints! This works well for any screen – cell phone, tablet, or even laptop.

Alcohol-Based or Disinfectant Wipes

Since the appearance of Covid, people have taken every day health precautions to the next level. Alcohol-based disinfectants are the new pocket “must-have”. Once you leave your house, you are subjected to all kinds of public surfaces covered in other people’s germs. From door handles, to shopping carts, to seats and counters, it’s a never-ending realm of germs and bacteria left in places you can’t help buy touch!

And before you know it, you are using the same hands to touch your phone. Using disinfectant wipes or alcohol-based wipes not only cleans your phone, but also kills the germs and bacteria associated with viruses.

Don’t have a wipe handy? Spray a small amount of 70% alcohol-based solution on a microfiber cleaning cloth and gently wipe your phone. Be sure not to spray any into the ports, and completely dry the screen afterwards.

The Tape Trick

The tape trick is the best way to remove lint, dirt, and sand that have become stuck in small ports and crevices you can’t easily reach. To do this, place scotch tape along the ports, speakers, and crevices and gently roll it up. As you do that, the sand and lint stuck in your phone will adhere to the tape.

For a really small hole where the tape trick won’t work, you can use a toothpick. However, always be gentle while doing this and be sure not to puncture to deep!


Keeping your phone clean is not difficult, and if you wipe it down on a daily basis, you can help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria while maintaining a clear screen for viewing.