Four Tips for Cleaning Your Phone

What’s the dirties thing in your pants? Nope, get your mind out of the gutter. Your phone is actually the dirtiest thing in your pocket, and probably the dirtiest thing you touch all day. So here are some Pat Urban Tips for Better Living to help you properly clean it.

1. Turn it off first. Not because you’ll get shocked. You might mess with your settings or dial someone by mistake.

2. Use a solution that’s half water and vinegar, or half water and rubbing alcohol. Or buy a spray bottle of stuff that’s specifically designed for phones. DON’T use household cleaners like Windex. Smartphones have something called an oleophobic coating to prevent smudge marks. And the chemicals in household cleaners can remove it.

3. Don’t spray liquid directly on the screen. It’s safer to spray the cloth you’re using and THEN wipe it down. Just make sure you don’t saturate it too much, because even a little bit of liquid can mess your phone up if it gets inside.

4. Don’t use paper towels or any type of cloth that might have lint on it. Things like tissues or toilet paper SEEM soft enough, but even those can scratch your screen. So always use a microfiber cloth. (Thrillist / Mashable)