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How to clean your phone and other devices?

Phone is a basic need of everyone. According to research, over 15 billion active mobile devices are operating worldwide. So the more a thing is used, the more are the chances of getting it dirty and unhygienic. It can even affect the normal health of users as your phone can be a sweet home for bacteria and viruses.

But here we are with a solution to this problem. In this article, we will tell you some simple and informational tricks to clean your phone, its speakers, AirPods, and other accessories.


Microfiber clothFor wiping away fingerprints and smudges.
Isopropyl alcohol (70% or 90%)For disinfecting and cleaning surfaces.
Cotton swabs or Q-tipsFor reaching into crevices and small areas.
Compressed air canisterFor removing dust and debris from speaker grills.
Screen cleaning solutionSpecifically formulated for phone screens.
Soft brush or toothbrushFor gentle cleaning of ports and edges.
Phone caseTo protect your phone and make cleaning easier.

Steps to clean your phone case

  • Take off the case from your phone
  • Take isopropyl alcohol and pour it on a microfiber cloth
  • Rub the cloth gently on the whole case to remove bacteria or other contaminants.
  • Give some time for the case to fully dry.

Steps to clean the charging port

  • Take a soft toothbrush
  • Dip the brush in isopropyl alcohol
  • Inspect the debris around the corner of the charging port
  • Rub the brush carefully to clean the dust and debris
  • Take a microfiber cloth and dry the external side of the port.

Steps to clean the speaker

  • Run the Fix My Speaker web app and play 4 or 8 minutes of high-frequency sound to eject all the water and debris from your phone’s speaker.
  • Inspect the grills and look for any debris or dust left.
  • If present, turn off your phone.
  • Take a soft brush and dip it in isopropyl alcohol.
  • Then, rub the brush gently on your phone’s speaker to clean the dust.
  • Dry the speaker with a microfiber cloth.


Yes, you can use alcohol to wipe out all the germs from your phone’s display.

No, it is not recommended to use a hair dryer as it can push the dust inside the internal components of your phone. 

You should clean your phone twice a week so that all the germs and harmful organisms are wiped out from the device.

The main signs of water damage on the phone include distorted sound, charging issues, and touch insensitivity.


In conclusion, as phones are the basic need of today, their cleanliness is also necessary to keep yourself safe from harmful bacteria and viruses. This article thoroughly explained the ways to effectively clean your phone’s display, speaker, and charging port. Moreover, the FAQS written in this article also summarizes the topic in a detailed manner. By following these simple steps and maintaining a regular cleaning routine, you can ensure a healthier and more efficient mobile device experience.

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