Whether you have an iPhone or Andriod, chances are, you don’t clean it regularly. Or at all. And we’ve all heard that cell phones have more bacteria on them than toilets, right? Not to worry, today I’m sharing how to clean your smartphone. PS – it’s quick, easy, and doesn’t require anything more than what you already have in your home!

Whether you have an iPhone or Andriod, chances are, you don't clean it regularly. Or at all. And we've all heard that cell phones have more bacteria on them than toilets, right? Not to worry, today I'm sharing how to clean your smartphone. PS - it's quick, easy, and doesn't require anything more than what you already have in your home!

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Let me start out by asking you a question.

How often do you clean your smartphone?

***crickets***

Ok, let me try a different question.

When was the last time you cleaned your smartphone?

***more crickets***

Seriously, people? Ok, last question. Have you EVER cleaned your smartphone?

***yep. crickets still chirping.***

This article is for you. I’ve got the research covered so you can be totally grossed out at how dirty your phone is. I’ve also got a super quick and easy way for you to clean your phone.

Your phone is in your hands all of the time. It’s placed on every surface known to man. It stays with you while you are on the toilet.

It’s a breeding ground for germs.

It’s time to come clean.

 

 

Sooo… How Dirty IS Your Smartphone?

The CDC estimates that 80% of all infections are transmitted by your hands. And guess what is in your hands… like ALL THE TIME?

According to a 2011 study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, fecal matter can be found on 1 out of every 6 phones.

Mashable reported that every square inch of your phone has around 25,000 germs. In comparison, a (regularly sanitized) toilet seat has 1,200 germs per square inch.

A 2017 study in the Journal of Hospital Infection found that the flu virus can stay on your phone for up to 2 weeks.

Are you grossed out yet?

 

 

The Do’s and Don’ts

DO use a soft, fine microfiber cloth. Some are courser and scratchier and you don’t want to use those.

Don’t use ammonia or baking soda.

Don’t use cleaning wipes.

Don’t use essential oils.

Don’t use any liquid directly on your phone (spray directly onto the microfiber cloth).

While conducting my research, I’ve seen both Do and Don’t for using vinegar. Basically, you don’t want to use any kind of cleaner that will damage your screen. Sooo… play it safe and just use plain ole rubbing alcohol.

The research is also mixed as to how often you should clean your phone. You don’t want to clean it too often (daily) that you damage the screen. But you also don’t want to not clean it often so it’s germy. Find a happy middle ground and habit that works for you, like once a week.

 

Psst… want easy to follow instructions on how to make all of your favorite household cleaners… the all-natural way? It’s eezy peezy! Click below…

 

 

Supplies

Small spray bottle (4 oz)

70% Isopropyl alcohol

2 Microfiber cloths

 

 

How to Clean Your Smartphone

 

1. Turn off your phone and unplug it.

2. Remove the case from the phone.

3. Use a small spray bottle to make your cleaner, with a 50/50 solution of alcohol + water.

4. Put the cap back on and shake.

5. LIGHTLY spray onto a microfiber cloth.

6. Wipe the front and back of the phone.

7. Wipe dry with the second (and dry) microfiber cloth.

8. Clean the phone case the same way. Depending on the material, you can also wash it with gentle soap and water.

9. Let your phone and case dry.

10. Put the phone back in the case.

11. Wash your microfibers in either the dishwasher or washing machine.

12. Wash your hands.

 

So now, you have your clean phone. Good luck prying the phones away from your kids. That DIY is on you.

 

Whether you have an iPhone or Andriod, chances are, you don't clean it regularly. Or at all. And we've all heard that cell phones have more bacteria on them than toilets, right? Not to worry, today I'm sharing how to clean your smartphone. PS - it's quick, easy, and doesn't require anything more than what you already have in your home!

 

Are you Inspired?

Be sure to download your FREE Green Your Clean eBook for more all-natural home DIYs made simple and easy!

 

 

Love, hugs, and cleaning your phone is the smart thing to do.

 

 

 

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