In a single day you might come into contact with countless people and objects, which make it next to impossible to escape microorganisms. Even though most of them are benign, after days of continuous use, your smartphone can be covered in invisible bacteria that can make you sick. "About 30% of the bacteria on phones end up on the owner's hands..."
It is a common occurrence to see people on their phone while eating, commuting on public transportation, or even while using the washroom. As a result, it is a good practice to regularly clean the glass, metal as well as the hard-plastic components of your phone.
How Dirty Is Your Phone?
It's pretty easy to imagine how dirty your phone might be when you consider your daily lifestyle of coming and going, while holding and using your phone. And although it's common knowledge to wash your hands before eating, and often during cold and flu season... that good health practice loses its impact when we don't also clean our phones. "Each square inch of your cell phone contains roughly 25,000 germs."
How To Clean Your Phone?
Gently wiping your phone with a microfiber cloth is a good place to start to clean it. You can also lightly moisten the cloth with isopropyl alcohol to increase the cleaning power. Be cautious to not get any moisture into your phone's ports for: charging, speaker, or the microphone.
"If you take your phone into the bathroom ... clean it weekly or every other week." If you want to take some of the work out of cleaning your phone, you can purchase an antimicrobial phone case, or a UV-light phone sterilizer.
Or visit Cell Clinic - for a FREE Phone Spa, which includes: a phone cleaning, battery capacity check, repair diagnoses, and a case / accessories fitting. The Phone Spa experience is free - when you book in advance, and includes a $10 off repair discount.
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