You carry your phone everywhere you go. You even eat and sleep with your phone next to you. You put your phone next to your ear when you make a call. You hold your phone almost the entire day. You use the same hand to hold your phone that you use to grab food and to rub your nose or eyes. Just like any object that people touch often and leave on various surfaces, your phone is likely to be contaminated with bacteria and other microorganisms. If there is bacteria on your phone, which research has shown to be swarming on it, you can transfer that bacteria to your mouth, nose, and eyes.
That means your phone that has become an indispensable part of your daily life is also an instrument for germ transfer from everything it has touched. Make it a habit to regularly clean your phone. The following tips will help keep your smartphone clean:
- Sanitize your phone regularly – As you developed the habit of washing your hands as often as possible, you should also develop the habit of sanitizing your phone often. You can use anti-bacterial wipes or make your own cleaning solution. You can create a 50-50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and distilled water to clean your phone.
- Clean the cracks – The little grooves between the glass screen and the rest of the phone’s body store lots of dirt and bacteria. Using a wooden toothpick will allow you to remove whatever gunk has accumulated in the crevices. Then follow it up with a cotton swab dipped in your cleaning solution.
- Clean your earphones – Your earphones have touched several different surfaces contaminated with germs, then go directly into your ears. When you put them in your ears, you might be transferring the bacteria to the inner part of your ear, which could cause an ear infection. Wipe your earphones with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol or your cleaning solution to kill harmful bacteria.
You use your phone to make your life easy and comfortable. Getting a sickness or infection is the last thing you need from your phone, so be sure to clean it on a regular basis.