How to Clean and Sanitize Your Cell Phone

Keep your cell phone clean and sanitary to avoid contracting viruses and bacterial diseases. Cell phones carry germs, viruses and bacteria. Even methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can reside on your cell phone after touching the skin of an infected person or coming into contact with an infected surface. Clean and sanitize your cell phone daily, or after allowing another person to use your phone. To keep your cell phone clean and sanitary, use a commercial product or make your own sanitizer.

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Cell phones pick up germs and bacteria from cell phone users and from environmental surfaces.

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Make your own cleaning and sanitizing wipe with a microfiber cloth. Choose a cloth approximately 6 inches square.

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Clean your cell phone with a microfiber cloth to avoid lint and scratches.

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Dampen your microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol. Make certain that the cloth is damp, but not dripping wet.

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Blow on the phone keypad and hinge area with aerosol duster, if desired, to remove loose dust and lint.

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Wipe your cell phone keypad, display area, hinge or slide area and outside surface with the alcohol-dampened microfiber cloth.