Even if it doesn’t look like it, our smartphones get really dirty… like extremely dirty. Next time you’re about to pick up your phone and put it near your face to answer a call think about this: a typical smartphone or tablet has more bacteria than a public toilet seat! Yeah, pretty gross, huh? Unless you regularly clean your phone (and we’re not just talking about wiping it off with the bottom of your shirt), it’s highly likely that your phone is covered in germs as well!

So now that we know the gross truth... how do you get as clean as the day you paid cash for your phones?

You have a few different options when it comes to cleaning your smartphone, let’s take a look: 

DIY Phone Cleaning Solution 

What You’ll Need:

●      Distilled Water

●      Rubbing Alcohol

●      Spray Bottle

●      Cotton Swabs

●      Microfiber Cloth

Mix together a 50/50 mixture of distilled water and rubbing alcohol in a small spray bottle. Spray your microfiber cloth with the mixture (do not spray the phone directly) and wipe the phone all over until it’s dry! You can get into small hard-to-clean cracks and crevices by dipping a cotton swab into your cleaning mixture, just make sure the cotton isn’t too saturated. 

Use a Smartphone Cleaning Kit 

You can buy yourself a special smartphone cleaning kit on Amazon, most come with a small spray bottle of cleaning solution as well as a microfiber cloth. You may still need to grab your own cotton swabs to really get in there and get your phone clean though.

Try Phone Cleaning Wipes for Traveling 

For a quick sanitizing wipe down you can purchase disinfectant wipes for your phone. These are super convenient for traveling when you’ll be touching all sorts of germs on the airplane

Invest in a UV Phone Sanitizer

We say “invest” because it’s a pricy, but super effective way to clean your smartphone. UV phone sanitizers can kill 99.9% of germs without using liquids or chemicals, making them totally safe for any smartphone! If you’re a germaphobe ready to make the investment, take a look at this (nearly) universal UV sanitizer that can also charge your phone.

Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge of the proper way to clean your phone, go forth and clean that phone like it’s nobody's business, especially if you sell your phone to us! How often do you clean your smartphone? We’ll definitely be cleaning ours more after this!