Smear and pollute phone displays. It's what they do best. It's disgusting, but most of us have learned to handle the grease because it's difficult to keep the phone's screens clean. You may wipe the jeans or the hem of your layer a little, but that will not really clean the screen . The best approach is not difficult and only costs you a few dollars.
On the back are the cleaners and techniques you never want to use, since they may be too hard, even though you may see good results at first, and may damage the screen you are working so hard to protect ,
We tell you which products you should avoid and how to remove fingerprints, sand and lint from the terminals, remove tough makeup from the screen (Note: Never use makeup remover) and even disinfect your phone the contact with raw meat while cooking. You will also learn how to maintain phones that are designed for water resistance.
9 things you should never use to clean your phone
We're not here to shame you, but drop that bottle of Windex, stat. This is not how you clean your screen.
You clean your mirrors and windows with window cleaner, and they are sparkling clean. So it must be okay to use it on your phone? Not correct! Some recent cell phones, such as the iPhone XR ($ 750 at Amazon) have a protective coating that resists water and oil that can wear off over time.
Using harsh detergents may cause the coating to peel off and leak out. Your phone is more susceptible to scratches. James LeBeau, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, told us that abrasive cleaners would likely scratch the surface. These should therefore be avoided altogether.
The scratch-resistant properties of a screen are not affected by cleaning agents, but removal of this protective coating is still a problem. For this reason, Apple recommends that you do not use household cleaners to clean your iPhone. Bar Keepers Friend, for example, states that its abrasive formula can damage the protective layer. Bon Ami claims not to use glass with coatings.
They may be the first place to clean your desk, but keep it away from your phone. The paper can be shredded, which greatly aggravates the deposits on your phone. Paper towels can even leave scratches on your screen.
With many newer cell phones coated with a protective coating, alcohol can wear off more quickly over time, making the phone more susceptible to scratches. Check all "safe to use" screen cleaners for alcohol in the ingredients of the product. Apple recommends that you do not use alcohol while cleaning the equipment.
Some make-up removers may contain chemicals that can be dangerous for an electronic screen. LeBeau recommends avoiding make-up remover and instead use a soft cloth with a little water.
Your phone is sensitive. So blowing a lot of air into the portals can cause damage, especially to your microphone. Tech companies like Apple specifically warn against using compressed air.
Dishwashing liquid and hand soap
Although your dishwashing liquid and hand soaps are gentle, they can only be combined with water. Most phone companies recommend keeping water out of your phone. Therefore, stick to a damp cloth.
This is a no-no. Vinegar removes the coating on the screen. You can, as Lifehacker suggests, use a highly diluted vinegar to clean other parts of your phone. Android Central recommends a 50/50 mix with distilled water to clean the sides and back.
The warning label on it reminds you to wash and use your hands after each use. It is not a good idea to clean something that often touches your face. According to LeBeau of MIT, these cloths usually contain alcohol, which removes the oleophobic (oil-repellent) and hydrophobic (water-repellent) coatings.
Removing Fingerprint Stains from Your Screen
Fingerprint stains are hard to prevent because your skin is constantly producing oils. This means that every time you pick up your phone, you'll see fingerprints on it.
The safest and most effective way to erase the screen is to use a microfibre cloth. If the screen needs cleaning urgently, use distilled water to moisten the microfibre cloth, and then wipe the screen. Do not spray the water directly on the screen. This method can also be applied to the back and sides of your phone.
You can also try Swipe Wipes, which you can attach to the back of your phone and drop them off when needed.
Read also the tips from Samsung for cleaning your smartphone.
Remove sand and lint with this trick.
Fluff and sand can accumulate in the small ports on your phone and in the gaps where the screen meets the body.
The best solution for removing sand and lint is adhesive tape. You can lay it down along the folds and the speaker, roll it up and insert it carefully into the connections. The stickiness of the tape will remove any lint or sand particles that may be in your phone.
Use a toothpick for the smaller speaker holes that the tape can not reach, or try to vacuum the debris with a small splitting tool. These tools can also be used for other small devices or hard to reach areas in your car.
Disinfect your phone from raw meat.
If raw meat touches your phone – say, when you read a prescription on your device – you may immediately think about cleaning it with alcohol. Not. It can remove the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings. Other sites recommend using a mix of alcohol and water, but there are warnings. We therefore recommend keeping away from it for safety reasons.
Alcohol and detergents can damage your screen because they are so corrosive. Instead, use the (please tell me now) wet microfiber cloth or invest in a UV light like PhoneSoap. This UV light company claims to kill 99.99% of the germs and banish bacteria.
Safely Remove Make-up
If you have a full face of make-up and want to make a phone call, guess what this foundation should be? That's right, your phone screen. And while you can use makeup remover to remove your makeup every night, you should not use it as a screen cleaner as some chemicals may linger in the ingredients. Organics.org explains the chemicals that might be included in your make-up remover.
Instead, you could give your phone its own make-up remover, like Whoosh. The company claims that it is safe for all screens and contains no alcohols, chlorine, ammonia or phosphates that could damage the various screen coatings.
You can also clean it with a damp microfiber cloth – and then throw it into the laundry. Be sure to use a spray bottle to spray the cloth instead of running it underwater. The less water, the better.
Can you wash waterproof phones?
If you have a waterproof phone with a rating of ($ 739 at Walmart) and later and the Galaxy S phone, can dip up to 30 feet in up to 3 feet of water, it's a much better one Idea to use them a damp or wet cloth to clean the phone. Then dry your phone with a dry, soft cloth to remove the water. Make sure you dab all speakers and connections dry.you can rinse it with water. Although these phones, like the iPhone 7
If you dip the phone in water or operate it under a tap, water enters the harbors. This means that you can only recharge it when it is dry. This can take some time. Keep in mind that a waterproof phone is more appealing for reassurance than deliberate swimming.
Published on April 22 and updated on June 21, 2019.