How to Clean Your Smartphone

How often do you think that you touch your phone? A late 2019 study by global tech company, Asurion, found that Americans check their phone approximately 96 times a day, or once every 10 minutes.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has helped us think more thoughtfully about how much we are cleaning and disinfecting the things we use daily, and that should include our technology lifeline – our phones!

Check out this 5-minute tutorial on how to properly clean your smart phone!

  1. Unplug from any power source, remove your phone from its protective case, and turn off.
  2. Wash your hands using soap and water for at least 30 seconds.
  3. Gently wipe down the outside of your phone, including the screen, with an antibacterial wipe. The CDC recommends using alcohol-based wipes or sprays that contain at least 70% of alcohol to properly disinfect. If you are using a disinfectant spray, spray onto a microfiber cloth first, then wipe down the phone with a cloth. If your cloth is damp, wring out any excess moisture before wiping down.
    • Note: Don’t get any moisture into openings, and do not use strong chemicals, including aerosol sprays, bleach or abrasives.
  4. Let it air dry for a few minutes.
  5. After wiping down your phone, don’t forget the accessories! Wipe down your phone case before putting your phone back into its protective cover.

Bonus Tip: How often should you clean your phone? We recommend wiping down your phone with a dry cloth daily, supplemented with a deeper clean 2-3 times a week.

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