Did you know 1 in 6 smartphones has feces on it? — here are ways to clean it

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A phone screen is one of the dirtiest objects that we use every day. It is often said that a smartphone screen is dirtier than a public bathroom. As per a study, fecal matter can be found on one out of every six smartphones.

If you haven’t already been grossed out after reading the above report, another report has revealed that an average mobile is seven dirtier than a toilet seat. Phones with leather cases are 17 times dirtier than the toilet seat.

Apart from all this, your phone also has a lot of smudges and oily prints which make it harder to use. In this post, we will explain how to clean your phone and things to avoid while cleaning it.

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Things to avoid while cleaning your smartphone

While you may be tempted to use the below things to clean your phone as it makes the job easier, avoid using them as you end up damaging your phone.

  • Window cleaners
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Gasoline
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Makeup remover
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Compressed air
  • Aerosol spray cleaners
  • Abrasive powders
How to clean your smartphone

You will need the following items:

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  • Small spray bottle
  • Distilled water
  • 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Lint-free microfiber cloth
  • Cotton swab
Once you have all the things, you can start cleaning your smartphone.

  • Remember to unplug your phone and take it out of the case.
  • Mix a one-to-one ratio of distilled water and 70% isopropyl alcohol in a small spray bottle.
  • Now, spray the microfiber cloth with the solution lightly.
  • Use the cloth to wipe the phone.
  • Use the cotton swab to wipe the ports and the speaker grille.
  • Now, let the phone dry completely for at least 15 minutes.
Remember that the case you use also needs to be cleaned.

How to clean smartphone cases

  • If you are using a silicone case, you can submerge it in a solution of water and dishwashing soap. Then, wash it with clean water and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it.
  • If you have a hard-plastic case, use the distilled water and alcohol solution to clean it with a microfiber cloth.
  • Leather cases can be cleaned either with disinfectant wipes or using a saddle soap.
See also:

A microbiologist says there's a really gross reason you should clean your phone every night

18 everyday items that are dirtier than your toilet seat

Scientists Discovered The Most Germ-Infested Item In The Office
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