Most of us tend to keep our smartphones with us all day long; in fact, some only leave them just before they close their eyes in the night. With all the exposure to the outside environment and coming into contact with different surfaces, it is natural for mobile screens to catch on to dirt. They may even become a breeding ground for germs.
The World Health Organization advises that we need to regularly clean disinfect high-touch surfaces. 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 to know how to clean your mobile screen.
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.
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.
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.