Handled more than 150 times a day, the smartphone is a veritable nest of germs. But it is also a fragile device that should not be cleaned out just any way. Here are the things to do and the mistakes to avoid.
Handled a hundred times a day on the bus, during meals or after shaking hands with your colleagues, your mobile phone screen containsthan the toilet bowl, according to . A real that should be cleaned regularly so as not to spread potential diseases. Unfortunately, wiping your screen with the edge of a T-shirt will not be very effective. But spraying it with disinfectant isn’t a good idea either.
Clean your phone: avoid
- Window cleaning products, household detergent, , products based on or . Recent phones have an oleophobic protective layer which can deteriorate over time with this type of product.
- Paper towels or paper towels: Although these materials may not seem abrasive at first glance, their structure can damage the screen.
- Spray cleanser directly. The risk of getting into the device.
- Do not immerse the phone in water. Even when it is supposed to be waterproof, the phone is mostly splash proof and .
- Dry the phone with a . Remember: the telephone .
- Reconnect the phone when it is still wet.
Cleaning your phone: the right things to do
- Unplug the phone from any power source and turn it off.
- Remove it from its shell or its case that you will clean separately (for a case in , immerse it in soapy water).
- Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth, such as an eyeglass cloth.
- In case of stubborn marks, dampen the cloth with hot soapy water and gently rub the screen. You can also use special cleaning solutions sold in telephone shops.
- Don’t forget the buttons on the side, which are also handled very frequently, and the hard-to-reach places conducive to the development of .
How often should you clean your phone?
The screen should be wiped clean every day. Schedule a deep cleaning once a week depending on the intensity of use or after handling it in a dirty area. To limit the, wash your hands regularly, especially after going to the toilet and avoid using it at the table.