Proper Methods for Cleaning Cell Phone and Computer Screens

Protect Your Phone: How to Keep Your Device Clean and Free of Harmful Bacteria

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our daily lives, but studies show that the average person touches their screen 2,617 times a day. This constant touching can lead to dirt and bacteria accumulating on the device, including dust and hand grease. While some microorganisms found on cell phone screens are not harmful, if the phone has been in contact with individuals from a hospital setting, it may carry bacteria that can transmit diseases.

To keep your phone clean and free of dirt and bacteria, it is important to regularly disinfect the screen and the entire device. However, certain cleaning products such as toilet paper, disposable wipes, and liquids containing ammonia should not be used on mobile phones as they can damage the screen’s anti-reflective coating and electronic circuits.

To effectively clean your phone, start by turning it off to avoid any accidental commands being registered while cleaning. Disconnect the phone from any power sources and remove the cover to access the entire device. Using a soft microfiber cloth dampened with a mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol, wipe the screen to remove fingerprints and stains.

For a deeper cleaning, create a mixture of 60% water and 40% isopropyl alcohol to effectively disinfect and degrease the phone. Isopropyl alcohol is recommended for cleaning electronic devices and is different from ethanol which is commonly used for wound disinfection. By following these steps you can keep your phone clean and free of harmful bacteria

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