Cleanliness has always been the epitome of a healthy life. The advent of the COVID era has taught us more in this direction. However, in our day to day cleaning process we do miss out certain leads, especially when it comes to our beloved smartphone. A smartphone can be far dirtier than most people think and can collect more germs.
We usually pay less or 0% attention to smartphone cleaning, both inside and out. Our smartphone, which is a great medium of our business and education during the pandemic, can also invite germs that can cause a greater harm to our health as well as to the mobile phone we use.
Here we bring you some of the effective ways to sanitize and deep clean your smartphone and make them germ free.
Use Alcohol Free Sanitizers
Alcohol free hand sanitizers are a good option for cleaning the germs out from your smartphone. It can be used on exposed screens, as long as they are effective against both viruses and bacteria’s. The alcohol free hand sanitizers provide protection against COVID-19 and can continue to kill germs after its application. Some of these sanitizers come in foam form too, and they are the quickest and easiest way to keep your smartphone clean and germ free.
Use Disinfectant Wipes
If you are still scared of using hand sanitizers on your delicate smartphone screen, then you can go for disinfectant wipes to make your smartphone safe for use and germ free.
These wipes can be used for other gadgets too, such as laptops, gaming controllers, remotes and many more.
Wash With Soap
Most of the smartphones available nowadays are waterproof, which sets the way for this method of cleaning your smartphone. A simple warm soapy water spread into a towel can be very effective in removing germs and viruses including the coronavirus. The only problem with this cleaning method is that it is not easy to do away from home or during the morning commute.
Use Microfiber or Soft Cotton Fabric
It is highly advised to not to use any abrasive cloth, towels or paper towels to clean your gadgets as this may lead to further damage or scratches on your smartphone. Instead you can use cotton swabs to clean around the edges of the screen and buttons on the phone.
Make sure to remove any case you have on your phone and clean that with disinfectant wipes and a microfiber cloth. Let it dry thoroughly before you put it back on.
Smartphone brands like Apple issued guidelines to its users to clean apple products using a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox disinfecting wipes. Samsung on the other hand, has announced the Samsung Galaxy Sanitizing Service in 19 countries across the globe including India, through which it will sanitize the mobile phones with UV-C light.
Although it is stated that alcohol based sanitizers are a big no for smartphones, there are few brands that produce sanitizers especially for mobile phones. These brands are Mobiwash, Phonemop and many more.
Just apply a small amount of mobile sanitizer on your smartphone and wipe all stains and marks away with a soft, linen-free cloth for cleaning. Some brands also offer a complete cleaning kit for smartphones which are easily available online.
Cleaning Earphones / Earbuds
Earphones and ear pods carry more germs than your smartphone. However, they are easy to clean, simply rub your earphones with basic alcohol wipes. Carefully clean the holes and gaps in them, you may use a toothpick to clean out all the dirt and dust from such holes and gaps.
Ensure that the earbuds dry completely before you store them or wear them. Always consider cleaning your smartphones and other gadgets periodically.
Our phones are magnets for bacterial contamination, so it’s important that we keep them clean on the surface, but this can be tricky since these devices are so fragile. However, we have tried to provide the best method to clean your smartphones and keep them germ-free.