You take your phone everywhere with you. Every day you use it to send texts, talk to your friends, and play games. You don’t think about all the germs that lurk on it.

In fact, studies have shown that your phone is ten times dirtier than any toilet seat. That’s not a cheery thought. The good news is that there are several ways that you can sanitize your phone before you put it up to your mouth again.

Check out this guide to learn how to clean your phone and pretty much any other electronic in your house that you use on a normal basis.

1. Don’t Take Your Phone into the Bathroom

Each morning you wake up and head to the bathroom with your phone in your hand. You have to have something to do while you do your business. We’re here to tell you to go back to the age before smartphones. You know, where you read the back of the shampoo bottles because you had nothing better to do.

Even if you wash your hands before leaving the bathroom, that doesn’t stop germs and bacteria. Your bathroom is a breeding ground for them. It’s almost impossible to avoid contaminating your phone before you leave. 

2. PhoneSoap 3 UV Sanitizer 

If you really can’t avoid taking your phone into the bathroom, try to pick up a PhoneSoap 3 UV Sanitizer device. As the name suggests, it’s a phone sanitizer that uses UV light to kill pretty much any and all germs. The best part is that it only takes ten minutes to do the job. 

This device won’t only clean your phone. It can tackle a bunch of other stuff too. Throw your earbuds, credit card, watch, and keys into the device and let it work its magic. 

Depending on your budget, this is one of the most expensive ways to clean your phone and small electronic devices but it never hurts to be too cautious when it comes to bacteria. 

3. Distilled Water and Alcohol 

Cleaning your phone with water and alcohol is a little bit more involved than using a machine to do it but it works. Turn off your phone and remove your case. 

Grab a spray bottle and create a mixture that is one-part water and one-part alcohol. Spray a little bit of the liquid on a microfiber cloth. Remember you want to dampen it, not soak it. 

Run the cloth over the entire back and front of your phone. You can use a Q-Tip to get any tiny places where the cloth can’t reach. Leave the phone out to airdry before you use it again or put it back in the case. 

While it’s drying you can clean the protective cover. Not sure how to clean a phone case?

The answer is a mixture of dish soap and water. Submerge the case into the soapy water and use a Q-tip to clean any of the small corners and grooves. 

As a side note, don’t dump out the alcohol solution after the phone is clean. You can use it to wipe down your earbuds and other phone accessories as well. 

4. Lysol Wipes 

Lysol wipes will work for a lot of your electronic devices. That includes your phone. Turn off your device and take it out of your case. 

Polish the phone with a microfiber cloth to get rid of any smudges and dirt. Follow it up with the Lysol wipe. Be careful while you’re doing this that you avoid getting the wipe near any of your open ports. 

Set your phone to the side and let it airdry before you go back at it with the dry microfiber cloth and put it back in your case.  

5. Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant 

If you don’t like the idea of using alcohol-based cleaners, Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant has you covered. It uses quaternary chemicals to get rid of most germs and bacteria. 

You can use this cleaning agent pretty much the same way as you used the other cleansers above. It works for the dirt hiding between your computer keys too but you’ll need to use a Q-tip. 

6. Sticky Notes 

If you eat at your computer desk then you probably know the struggle of dropping crumbs in your keyboard. You can clean up your mess by using a simple sticky note. 

Grab a sticky note from off the stack and run it through the keys. It will pick up all the loose crumbs for you. 

7. Compressed Air 

If the sticky note method doesn’t work for you, it’s time to break out the compressed air. It only takes a few seconds of spraying to get rid of any unwanted dust and debris. 

The only problem with this method and the sticky note one is that it won’t sanitize your electronics. All it does is blow away crumbs. You’ll need to follow it up with one of the other cleaning methods on this list if you want to get rid of nasty germs and bacteria. 

How to Clean Your Phone and Other Electronic Devices 

You carry your phone everywhere so you can imagine how many germs it attracts as you go about your day. This being said, you want to learn how to clean your phone before putting it up to your face. 

The cleansing methods on this list will tackle the bacteria on your phone as well all the other electronics that you use every single day. If you’re worried about breaking your electronics during the cleaning process, you can let a professional handle the job. Contact us to get a quote on our services.