Are you guilty of resorting to one of these methods to clean your mobile device?
If so, don’t feel bad. You can keep your phone shiny and almost germ-free by choosing the right products and using the right methods to keep it clean. In fact, there are alternatives to all three of the harmful ones mentioned above.
USE A CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANER
You don’t need harsh chemicals to sanitize and shine your device. Once you accept that, you’ll realize that the alcohol and ammonia-based products most people use is unnecessary.
It does the job of typical cleaners minus the acidity, killing germs and polishing screens without leaving unsightly stains behind. As an added benefit, it’s non-toxic nature makes it safe to keep around the house since it poses no health risks to your kids or pets.
USE A CLOTH WITH A SOFT TOUCH
The best cloth surface for phone screen cleaning is one that glides. This type of cloth picks up dirt with a just a few gentle motions - there’s no need to press down on a screen. Your best option that fits this description is a microfiber cloth.
Microfiber cloths are the opposite of abrasive paper towels and they come with three distinct benefits:
- They’re made with interwoven fabric patterns that allow them to pick up more dirt than regular towels and cloths
- They’re 50 - 100 times thinner than human hair, meaning they won’t scratch your screen
- They are antimicrobial unlike almost all paper towels or regular ones
Finally, there’s no replacement for harsh wiping other than to lighten your hand. This one requires more of a psychological intervention and since we’re not therapists, you’ll have to find ways to remind yourself to take it easy. With that said, even just using the microfiber cloth might give you a reason to wipe your screen a little bit more gently.
Phone Screen Cleaning Without the Damage
There are 1001 ways (okay, maybe not so many) to clean your phone, but many of them can damage your device. So instead of turning to a method or product that causes damage, rely on the ones that do the job without shortening your phone’s lifespan.