Cleaning a smartphone screen

Is there a way to clean your smartphone without damaging it?

Asked by Cheryl on 14th Dec 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Use a very soft cloth, or use a alcohol wipe and then a soft cloth to remove residue"
Answered on 19th Nov 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"You can use a spirit. Few drops over the screen and vipe it off. It wont damage the screen."
Answered on 22nd Mar 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"1. Power Off: Turn off your smartphone and disconnect it from any charging cables or accessories.
2. Remove the Case: If you have a protective case on your phone, remove it.
3. Use a Microfiber Cloth: Gently wipe the screen and the back of the phone with a clean, microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths are gentle and effective at removing smudges, fingerprints, and dust.
4. Avoid Liquids: Avoid using liquids directly on your phone, especially water. While some smartphones are water-resistant, it’s best not to risk it.
5. Sanitize with Wipes: If you want to disinfect your phone, use disinfectant wipes or isopropyl alcohol wipes with at least 70% alcohol content. Apply the wipe to the cloth, not directly on the phone. Gently wipe the phone’s surfaces, avoiding openings like ports and speakers.
6. Pay Attention to Ports: If you need to clean ports or openings, use a soft brush (like a clean, dry toothbrush) to remove dust and debris. Avoid inserting anything sharp or metal into ports.
7. Don’t Overdo It: Avoid excessive pressure when cleaning. You don’t want to press too hard on the screen or buttons.
8. Let It Dry: If you used a disinfectant wipe, allow your phone to air dry for a few minutes before turning it back on or reattaching the case.
9. Clean Accessories: If you have accessories like headphones or charging cables, clean them separately following the manufacturer’s recommendations.
10. Regular Cleaning: Make smartphone cleaning a regular habit to prevent buildup of dirt and germs."
Answered on 18th Sep 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Yes! Use a toothpick or pin to take the gunk out from the speakers etc carefully and then sanitise the phone"
Answered on 14th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Yes, if you have a cloth for cleaning glasses then that works perfect.
Another way is by using rubbing alcohol, use as much as you want, it doesn't damaged electronics as it evaporates in seconds and is probably the best solution"
Answered on 14th Dec 2022 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Do unplug and turn off your phone first.Do use disinfectant wipes with 70% isopropyl alcohol or a similar disinfecting spray, &-do aspirated onto a clean microfiber ,, cloth.Do spray any cleaners onto a soft cloth, not directly onto your phone.D wring out the wips or cloth before using if it's too wet"
Answered on 16th May 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"You can use an earbud, if you cut this in half you will have a spike on the plastic side and then the wool side too.

The screen can be wiped down, can dampen a corner of a cloth but must be dried after this had been done."
Answered on 18th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"You can buy. Specific wipes for smartphones and electronics in pound land for £1 x30 wipes"
Answered on 1st Nov 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"Use glass cleaning wipes or if you have none available then use baby wipes and failing that you can use cotton wool and a 50/50water vinegar solution"
Answered on 23rd Nov 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Make sure phone is turned off before cleaning. Use a soft lint free microfibre cloth. Dampen it just a little and gently wipe off the screen. Don’t forget to dry the remaining moisture with another dry lint free cloth."
Answered on 13th Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
Find Tradespeople, compare up to 3 quotes!
It's FREE and there are no obligations
Ask a Trade
Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.
Ask your question
Ask a Trade

Are you looking for advice on a DIY project or have a question for our tradespeople?

We'll email your question to tradespeople who are skilled in your chosen category.

Your question will be made public - please do not include any personal details.

{{ first(ask.errors)[0] }}

By continuing you agree to the Community Guidelines.

Report Content

{{ first(reportForm.errors) }}

Thank you

Your report has been created and will be investigated shortly.

Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?
Get started

Over 1 million homeowners and over 50,000 tradespeople
use MyJobQuote nationwide each year