How to Clean Your Mobile Phone Touch Screen

A recent study conducted by eMarketer found that smartphone users in the UK spend an average of 3.5 hours on their mobile phones every day and with phones being up to ten times dirtier than a toilet seat, that’s a lot of germs.  According to dscout, the average person touches their cellphone 2,617 times daily – but how often do you clean your phone?.  By cleaning your mobile phone screen regularly, you keep germs away and increase your touch screen’s longevity.

Here are three ways you can effectively clean your mobile phone touch screen:

 

  1. Use a Microfibre Cloth

Microfibre cloth is the same type of cloth that you use to clean your sunglasses. To clean using a microfibre cloth, turn off your mobile phone and rub the cloth on the touch screen in small circles, just like you would clean your sunglasses. This should get rid of smudges or any fingerprint spots on the screen. Although this will wipes smears from the screen it won’t sanitize it. To get rid of germs, you will need to use one of the two methods below.

 

  1. 2. Use a UV Light Steriliser

If you want to get rid of the germs without harming your touch screen in any way, use a UV sanitizer. All you have to do is, turn off your mobile phone and put it in the steriliser for a few seconds. It kills almost 99.99% of bacteria within a few seconds. UV smart phone sterilizers get in to all the tiny crevices that germs hide in so this method is the most effective. You can also use it to clean other items  that collect germs like keys, coins and pocket/handbag items.

 

  1. 3. Disinfectant Wipes

Turn off your mobile phone and lightly run an alcohol wipe over the phone. Make sure that the wipe isn’t too wet as you don’t want to get moisture in your device if its not waterproof. Dry the phone off with kitchen roll or tissue to absorb any remaining residue.  If there are any smudges left after cleaning, you can run the microfibre cloth to get rid of them. Be careful with alcohol-based products as they can reduce your touch screen’s life.

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