How do Our Cell Phones Get so Darn Dirty?
Let’s take a look at various ways we can clean dirty cell phones and devices . Our phones exhibit grime and dirt picked up from some interesting and sometimes filthy places. Our hands are not always clean: food, creams, liquids and various microbes and other germs attach to the surfaces of our devices. Hold your cell phone screen at an angle up to the light. It will show you finger prints, dust, dirt, and other grime not noticeable in a straight-on view.
How to Safely and Gently Clean Dirty Cell Phones
Abrasives can clean some things around the house , but they are bad news for cleaning dirty Cell Phones and Tablets and other electronic devices. Too much liquid is also a bad idea. Dunking the cell phone in a bowl of soapy water is to be avoided at all costs! Before you begin cleaning your cell, it’s a good idea to turn the device off.
To clean the surface, put the liquid you plan to use in a very clean small spray bottle. Spray the liquid onto the micro-cloth to leave a minimum of cleaning agent on the cloth. First off, try spaying the micro-cloth with clean distilled water. If your cell is quite dirty, you may want to wet several areas of the micro-fiber cloth and do it on different sections. Afterwards, dry the device with a clean and dry micro cloth or a soft, clean, tee-shirt, making sure the phone is fully dried.
Use a Mildly Acidic Solution to Clean Dirty Cell Phones
If you notice that more rigorous cleaning is needed, try mixing equal parts of white wine vinegar and distilled water, then add it into the spray bottle. Spray this mixture on a dry clean cloth (not too wet) and see how it works. After cleaning, dry the surfaces with a clean non-abrasive towel, dry micro-cloth or clean T-Shirt. Be sure to let your phone dry out completely before turning it on again.
Danger Awaits if You Use Too Much Liquid!
Please remember that the micro-fiber must be damp, but not soaked. Leaking cleaning fluids into the speaker and microphone, or physical buttons on the phone could damage the device and might involve costly repairs. If you are concerned about liquid damage, you should temporarily place some masking tape pieces over the camera and speaker ports to prevent any liquid from getting in.
Keeping Cell Phone Cleaning Simple and “Green”
Other so called “professional” and expensive cleaning agents can be found on the Web. Unfortunately, some of them use harmful chemicals and others may contain unwanted cleaning agents. Keeping it “Green and Clean” and simple by using the above techniques will work for most people and for most dirty and grimy devices. Good luck using these tips and tricks to clean dirty cell phones!