How to Clean Smartphones

Apple and Samsung are two of the largest cell phone manufacturers worldwide, commanding a whopping 33% market share of global smartphone sales.  According to Apple, it is recommended to clean your iPhone regularly and especially if it comes into contact with anything that can stain or damage the device. Similarly, Samsung suggests to keep Galaxy devices clean and sanitary by properly and regularly cleaning handheld devices. Additionally, Google states that you can help protect the Pixel phone from stains and wear by wiping your gadget with an appropriate liquid cleaner or wipes. Surprisingly, all three manufacturers are in agreement on the way to properly clean your phone:

  • Before starting, turn off the device, unplug from power sources, and remove any covers, cases, or accessories.
  • Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free microfiber cloth to gently wipe the front and back of your device. Do not apply too much pressure.
  • If stain is still present, you can dampen the microfiber cloth with a small amount of an appropriate liquid cleaner. It is important to avoid excess moisture around the openings.

    It is important to note that both Apple and Samsung provide warnings about the potential consequences of using the wrong liquid cleaner. For example, Apple states that the iPhone has a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic (i.e., oil repellent) coating which can be damaged or scratched by improper cleaning techniques. Moreover, the use of compressed air or liquid cleaners containing harsh chemicals (for example, bleach and hydrogen peroxide) is unequivocally prohibited. Don’t risk damaging your devices by using the wrong cleaner!

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