Let’s admit it: your phone is literally covered in germs.
You use it non-stop and it basically goes with you everywhere (even the bathroom). It’s disgusting. Some studies have shown that most mobiles test positive for microbes that can cause disease and in fecal matter. And since you’re constantly touching your phone, all that crap can go right into your face.
In a nutshell: your mobile is a portable germ carrier.
Do you think disinfecting is as simple as using an antibacterial wipe and reading this post is a waste of time?
WRONG. Antibacterial wipes and disinfectants are very abrasive and can damage or scratch your phone. Disinfectant wipes are effective to clean your phone removing germs. But they can destroy and remove the oleophobic protective layer from the glass screen. That repels the fat of your fingers and your face. In addition, wipes and cloths can also scratch your phone.
Of course a screen saver is worth something, but there are many other parts of the phone that can be damaged by too much liquid. So, even though wet wipes are practical, they’re not really a good choice to clean your phone.
This is a safe way to clean your mobile, much less abrasive but still effective in removing germs.
Simply take a lint-free cloth (such as those used for glasses) and spray it with a solution containing alcohol. Here’s what you’ll need to clean your phone:
- Bottled water
- 70% isopropyl alcohol
- 1 mini-pulverizer
- 1 microfiber or lint-free cloth
Step 1: Fill a sprayer halfway with distilled or bottled water.
It is better to use bottled water instead of tap water because you know it’s pure and doesn’t has particles or polluting substances that can damage or scratch the screen.
Step 2: Fill the other half of the sprayer with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
70% isopropyl alcohol is less harmful and abrasive to the screen than 99% or 91% isopropyl alcohol. Screw the lid and shake the sprayer to mix the solution.
Step 3: Spray *SLIGHTLY* dissolve on a microfiber cloth or lint-free.
Never spray the solution directly on the phone. Instead, spray it once or twice on the cloth, but don’t soak it. You should use dissolution moderately.
Step 4: Wipe the cloth all over the phone, especially the buttons!
The alcohol of the dissolution will make it dry very quickly, so you can put the case back on or use it in the blink of an eye. Also, the microfiber cloth will remove all grease stains from the screen so that it looks shimmering and perfect.
IMPORTANT: This is for a weekly, non-daily, disinfection.
Abusing this dissolution can cause minor damage to the protective layer of the screen, so you shouldn’t do it more than once a week. For daily cleaning you can simply use a lint-free cloth (which Apple recommends).