Here’s How To Safely Clean Your Smartphone Or Tablet

As soon as we get up in the morning, the first thing that most of us do is check notifications on our smartphones. Similarly, the last thing we do before retiring to bed is again browsing our smartphones. Needless to say, it is only our smartphone that accompanies us throughout the day. We carry our smartphones everywhere we go. But do we take enough care of our smartphones? Are you taking proper steps to keep your smartphone away from dust, dirt, bacteria and germs? Read on to find out simple steps to safely clean your smartphone or tablet.

How To Safely Clean Your Smartphone Or Tablet

How To Safely Clean Your Smartphone Or Tablet

These steps will not just make your smartphone free from germs, bacteria and dirt but also help you keep it clean and shiny.

How To Clean The Screen

  1. Power off the smartphone or tablet.
  2. Make sure that there are no cables plugged into it for charging or data transfer.
  3. Wipe the surface of the display gently in small circles with a microfiber or a soft cloth or cotton. This will remove the stains from the screen. For stubborn marks, you can put a few drops of distilled water on cotton and wipe gently.
  4. If the smartphone has become moist, clean it with a dry soft cloth and leave it to air dry.
  5. Clean the camera lens of the front as well as the rear camera using a dry soft cloth.
  6. Turn on the device when it is completely dry.

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How To Clean Ports & Keys

  1. Power off the smartphone or tablet.
  2. Make sure that there are no cables plugged into it for charging or data transfer.
  3. To remove dust from ports, use a cotton bud.
  4. Cotton bud can also be used to clean the keys of your device.

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What To Do

  1. Use a soft cloth, preferably microfiber to clean your device.
  2. You can also make use of cotton swab for cleaning your device.
  3. Use a screen protector to avoid the dust from being gathered. This will also protect your screen against scratches and damages from accidental drops. Screen protector sticks to the screen and can be changed whenever required.
  4. Always power off your smartphone while cleaning it.
  5. If your device happens to get wet accidentally, then put it in a bowl of dry rice. It will absorb all the moisture and water from your device.

What Not To Do

  1. Avoid using tissue papers or papers to clean your device. Instead of being useful, they may cause harm to your device by giving scratches.
  2. Avoid using chemicals or other kinds of liquids on your smartphone. Liquids may damage the electronic components of your device.
  3. Never use a hair dryer to speed up drying process as the hot air from the dryer may damage the electrical components of your device.
  4. Do not put excessive pressure on the screen when cleaning it.

Also Read: How To Fix / Avoid Overheating Of Your Smartphone

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