You might not think about your phone case, but it’s one of the most bacteria-ridden parts of your smartphone. That’s because hands are full of germs and dirt that get transferred to the phone case when you use it. If you don’t clean your mobile phone case regularly, it can cause damage to your phone and make it harder for you to use it effectively. Luckily, cleaning a mobile phone case is easy!
1. Use rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball.
the case. Dab a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol, using only enough to dampen it. Wipe down the entire phone case using small circles like you would when cleaning a mirror. Make sure that you don’t get any of this liquid on the screen or buttons because it will damage them.
If there are smudges on your screen, use a microfiber cloth to wipe them away instead of using your fingers like before (this will prevent scratching). Then take a dry microfiber cloth and wipe off excess moisture from both sides of your phone case again (dry side first) so that no water droplets remain behind after cleaning each side separately.
2. Use a solution of one part vinegar and one part water.
One of the easiest ways to clean your phone case is with a solution of one part vinegar and one part water. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and mild acid that can help kill germs, making it perfect for cleaning your mobile device. To make this solution, simply add equal parts white vinegar and water into a spray bottle. Then spray the solution onto your phone case and wipe down with a soft cloth or cotton ball until dry.
You can also use some lemon juice in place of white vinegar if you’d like!
3. Use baby wipes.
Baby wipes are a great way to clean your phone case. If you have a leather case, baby wipes can be used to clean the surface of the case. Baby wipes are also good for cleaning small areas that are hard to reach with other methods.
If you have a silicone case, you’re going to need something that can penetrate the material. A toothbrush or makeup brush will do the trick. Just be sure not to use too much force when cleaning your case so as not to damage it.
4. Wipe it down with a wet cotton swab.
This is the most common method of cleaning your phone case, and it’s also the easiest one to do at home. All you have to do is grab a cotton swab, dip it into warm water, then gently swipe across your phone case until all the dirt has been removed. To speed up this process and remove any excess moisture that might get trapped inside your case (which could cause damage over time), use another dry cotton swab to absorb any remaining liquid by dabbing at it in circular motions until no more moisture remains on the surface of your phone case! Wax on wax off style for those who remember Mr Miyagi!
5. Disinfect the inside with isopropyl alcohol.
If you want to go the extra mile and disinfect your phone case, try using isopropyl alcohol. The best way to do this is with a cotton swab—because anything else could damage the plastic over time. Simply dip it into some rubbing alcohol before swiping along all the crevices in your phone case that have collected dust and grime.
You can also throw your phone into a pot of boiling water for a few minutes if you’re feeling particularly ambitious (don’t worry—it won’t hurt or damage it). This method works well for removing stubborn stains from plastic, such as those from ink pens (which are notoriously difficult).
6. Use a magic eraser.
A magic eraser can be used to clean your phone case. It’s a versatile cleaning product that can also be used on other items, such as stainless steel and glass surfaces.
You’ll find magic erasers at most grocery stores, drugstores and big box retailers. You can also purchase them online at Amazon or Target.
Magic erasers are made of melamine foam, which is soft enough to not scratch surfaces but strong enough to remove dirt and grime from hard surfaces like plastic phone cases without scratching the material underneath it.
7. Clean a plastic case with nail polish remover and a cotton ball
You can use nail polish remover to clean your plastic case. First, dip a cotton ball into the nail polish remover and wipe it over the casing of your phone. Afterward, rinse off any residue with water.
If you don’t have nail polish remover on hand, try using a mild soap and water solution to clean off any dirt or grime from your phone case.
8. Clean a leather case with baking soda and vinegar paste
Clean the leather case with a damp cloth and mild soap. The best way to clean your leather case is to use a soft towel or cleaning cloth, such as an old cotton t-shirt or flannel cloth. Simply wipe down the entire surface of the phone case until it’s nice and clean—you can also add a little bit of mild soap if you need extra cleaning power.
Apply baking soda paste mixture: Mix 1 tsp baking soda with 1 tsp warm water in a small bowl until they dissolve completely, then apply the mixture to the leather cover using an old makeup brush or foam paintbrush (or even just your finger!). Let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing off with warm water; if there are still stubborn stains left behind after this step, repeat steps 1 through 3 again until all stains are removed from inside and out!
So, there you have it. We’ve given you several different ways to clean your mobile phone case so that it stays clean and free of most germs. As always, remember to be gentle when cleaning with alcohol or other chemicals.
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