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How to: Clean your Cell Phone

If you’re like most people, then you probably take your phone with you everywhere you go including your bed, dinner table, and sometimes even the bathroom. Research shows that on average, your cell phone is known to have more than 25,000 germs including Streptococcus, MRSA, and even E. Coli. When it comes to picking up germs, your own hands are the biggest culprit. According to a survey by Deloitte, Americans check their phones about 47 times a day, leading to the transfer of germs from your hands to your cell phone.

With so much opportunity for germs to transfer to your phone, it’s a wonder why we don’t think to clean them more often! Although it may be next to impossible to avoid getting germs on your phone, there are ways in which you can clean and sanitize your phone.

How to sanitize your phone:

  • Start by wiping your phone off with a microfiber cloth to rid it of any smudges, dirt, or makeup.

  • Fill a spray bottle with diluted rubbing alcohol.

  • Spray the alcohol mixture onto a microfiber cloth.

  • Then, gently wipe your phone down.

  • Remember, do NOT spray the solution directly onto your phone.

* Most phone manufacturers such as Apple or Android don’t offer much guidance as to how to clean and sanitize your device, so please remember to use these tips at your own risk.

Most people have a hard time putting their phones down, and in a world where technology is used 24/7 it’s becoming more and more important to remember to clean and sanitize our devices to protect ourselves from harmful germs and bacteria.

Have any useful tips on how to keep your phone germ free? Comment below!

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