How to properly clean or disinfect your Android smartphone


After spending all day with your Android smartphone and placing it on table, chairs, public benches and other potentially dirty places, it may be necessary to disinfect it properly , so as to also remove the accumulated dirt and maintain a correct level of hygiene. In this guide, we will give you some tips on how to clean your phone properly.

Soaked wipes may at first glance seem like an easy way to clean or disinfect your Android smartphones, however this is not the case. In fact, it is advisable to use more effective products , such as bleach, vinegar, 90 ° ethyl alcohol and other disinfectant chemicals, suitable for cleaning the sides of the device and the back.

pay attention to delicate parts such as microphones and the ear capsule

Be careful, however, in using them, in case your device is made of glass on both sides , we recommend in this case to use ethyl alcohol , while you can use more aggressive stuff such as bleach, for the parts of the body in metal or plastic . Pay the same attention to the fingerprint reader, in case your device has one.

The use of compressed air can also be particularly useful, because it allows the expulsion of dust from those difficult and difficult to reach corners of the device. However, pay attention to delicate parts such as microphones and the ear capsule . Proceed to decrease the pressure in these cases.

Cleaning or disinfecting procedures

First of all, remove your Android smartphone from any cases. Rinse the latter with hot water , whichever hour they are made of rubber, TPU or similar materials. If the material is leather or other, look for suitable products to proceed with cleaning.

Using swabs with a Velcro tip , which can be found in the cleaning kits for sale on the main e-commerce websites of smartphones, proceed with cleaning the ear capsule, speaker grilles, microphones and the various phone ports, dabbing gently. Alternatively , you can also use cotton swabs .

Be careful when cleaning the USB Type-C or micro-USB port , so as not to leave fibers and remove any residue inside . In this case it is advisable to use smaller and softer tools for proper cleaning.

Proceed to clean or disinfect  the display and the body of your Android smartphone, using anti-scratch cloths, applying the relative products , those for the lenses are also fine. A few hours after passing the cloth , strips remain on the screen glass, use a microfibre cloth to remove them.

Dry everything thoroughly before putting the case back on the device.

You can also buy anti-dust caps to be applied to the doors of your smartphone, so as to further prevent the deposit of dust residues and possible malfunctions in the long term.