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Did You Know Your Phone Carries Germs? Here is an Easy Way to Clean It

Are you looking for the best way to disinfect and keep your phone clean? We have you covered!

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How to Clean your Phone and Keep it Germs-free | Cleanipedia

Your phone usually ends up being an extension of your hand. Every time you touch a surface and then touch your phone, you have transferred germs to your phone. You probably touch your phone more than anything else, making it a high-touch surface. The World Health Organisation advises that we need to regularly clean high-touch surfaces. So, your phone should definitely be added to your cleaning routine.

If you’ve used your phone after touching public surfaces, you should not only wash your hands but also clean your phone. This is also needed if you have allowed some other person to use it. Most smartphone manufacturers suggest cleaning phones with disinfectant wipes and recommend against using chemicals like bleach on phones.

Don’t worry if you don’t have disinfectant wipes. Just follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Remove the Phone Cover

Remove the back cover of your phone because the gap between the cover and the phone can also retain a lot of dirt and germs. 

How do you know that the surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom have been disinfected?

Step 2: Make a Cleaning Solution

Make a cleaning solution by mixing 1 drop of liquid soap in ½ a cup of water. Mix well. Dampen a microfibre cloth in the solution and squeeze out the excess water.

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Step 3: Clean the Surface

Gently rub the cover and any hard, nonporous surfaces on your phone with the microfibre cloth. Be careful to avoid getting any moisture into the phone’s ports.

Step 4: Dry the Moisture

Dry your phone and its cover using a clean microfibre cloth. Then allow it to air-dry for another 5-10 minutes to make sure there’s no moisture left.

Done! Isn’t it easy? These simple phone-cleaning steps will keep you better protected from germs.

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