Tips on Cleaning Your Phone and Mobile Accessories

Posted by iCoverLover on Apr 06, 2023

In the age of technology, our smartphones and mobile accessories have become a part of our everyday lives. However, with frequent use comes the risk of accumulating dirt, bacteria, and germs on these items. A recent study found that phones and other electronic devices can be home to more bacteria than a public toilet seat! And how often do you pick it up and hold it in your hand or up to your face when making calls? Therefore, it is important to regularly clean our phones and mobile accessories to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.

Cleaning your phone regularly is equally as important as washing your hands. However, the procedures for cleaning your phone’s surfaces and accessories are a little different from the way you clean your windows and door knobs for example. 

Follow this guide to see how to properly keep your phone and its accessories germ-free. 

Clean your phone

Cleaning Your Phone

Regular cleaning of your smartphone and other mobile devices is important to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Here are some tips on how to clean your mobile devices and gadgets:

Use disinfectant wipes or isopropyl alcohol

If you want to disinfect your cell phones, you can use cleaning wipes or isopropyl alcohol. Be sure to read the instructions and information on the ingredients on the wipes or alcohol before use, as some products may be too strong for your phone or its case. Alcohol wipes are a great way to clean your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices. Simply wipe the device with a clean wipe moistened with alcohol.

Use a soft cloth

Instead of alcohol wipes, you can also use soft cloths something like microfiber cloths to clean your device. You can moisten the cloth with water or slightly diluted mild detergent. Be careful not to use too much water and not to get the cloth wet.

A microfiber cloth is a gentle and effective way to clean the surface of your phone, screen, and other accessories. It can remove anything from fingerprints, smudges, and dirt without scratching the surface.

Avoid using water or any liquid cleaner

Water and other liquid cleaners can damage your phone's internal components. Instead, use a dry or slightly damp microfiber cloth. Also, avoid using bleach to clean your phone as it is too abrasive and can damage your device.

When cleaning your phone it is important not to miss the camera lens and outputs such as the speaker, microphone, audio jack and buttons.

Clean your headphones and audio accessories

Cleaning Your Phone Accessories

While you’re focusing on cleaning your cell phone, it’s required that you don’t neglect accessories like the phone case, earphones, chargers and so on. 

Clean your phone case

Your phone cases can also accumulate dirt and bacteria. Remove the case and clean it using a microfiber cloth and a mild soap solution. Be sure to dry it thoroughly before putting it back on your phone.

Pay attention to ports and buttons

Ports, buttons, and other areas of your phone can also collect dirt and bacteria. Use a toothbrush or cotton swab to clean these areas.

Clean your headphones and audio accessories

Headphones, earbuds, and other audio accessories can also be a breeding ground for bacteria. Wipe them down with a microfiber cloth or disinfectant wipes.

Don't forget your charger and cords

Your charger, whether a wall charger, wireless charger or car charger; and the cord can also be a source of dirt and bacteria. Wipe them down with a microfiber cloth or disinfectant wipes.


By following the tips above, you can keep your phone and mobile accessories clean and free from germs and bacteria. One of the things that are important to note is that the use of cleaners like Clorox or bleach is not advised as it can damage your device or its accessories. It is also a good idea to change your accessories like screen protectors and phone cases from time to time, usually once a year.

In conclusion, cleaning your phone and mobile accessories should be a regular process. With the right materials and instructions, you can effectively remove dirt and bacteria from your devices. This article has provided useful advice to ensure that your phone and mobile accessories remain clean and safe to use at all times. It is important to clean your mobile devices and accessories regularly, especially during cold and flu season and remain vigilant in our cleaning efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.