Your phone is dirtier than you think-Tips on how to clean it

Have you ever heard that your smartphone is dirtier than your toilet seat? According to a study from 2010, the average smartphone has 18 times more potentially harmful bacteria on it than the flusher on the toilet. Yuck! This fact isn't so surprising when you think about how often you use your phone and what it comes in contact with throughout the day.

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Some people may be reluctant to use any type of cleaner on their electronics, for fear that it may mess up the sensitive electronic circuitry. Have no fear, there are effective and safe ways to clean your phone. Here are some tips from Apple:


  • Unplug all cables and turn off your phone.
  • Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to remove visible material (lens cloths are perfect for this).
  • Use 70 percent isopropyl on a cotton round or disinfecting wipes such as Clorox.
  • Gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your phone.
  • Don't use bleach.
  • Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don't submerge your phone in any cleaning agents.


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