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The DO’s and DON’Ts of cleaning your phone


The DO’s and DON’Ts of cleaning your phone

One way to fend off germs: Clean your phone. Your phone is your “third hand”; one that harbors the multitude of germs and bacteria we come into contact with each day.

Did you know the average person touches their phone every 12 minutes? More than ever, it’s important to clean your smartphone so our good hygiene extends to the device we use most.


Detach your phone from the case to clean thoroughly.
Use 70% Isopropyl Wipes, cleaning all surfaces of the phone.
Apply alcohol onto a clean lint-free cloth, wipe down all surfaces of the phone.
Ethanol Wipes are an effective alternative to Isopropyl Wipes.
Be sure to test a small area of the phone before fully cleaning its entire surface.


Submerge your smartphone in water.
Use alcohol concentrations greater than 70%.
Use bleach, ammonia, compressed air & hydrogen peroxide.
Leave residue that could lead to electrical short or damage device.

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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