How to Clean Your Phone Case

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Your phone is a staple in your day. You carry this device wherever the day takes you which is why you need to regularly clean the case. A phone case can carry thousands of germs on the surface, not to mention the dirt, dust, and grime in the nooks and crannies of the case. Here are a few things to keep in mind on how to clean your phone case.

Use soapy water and a toothbrush.

When it comes to how to clean your phone case, a little warm water and dish soap is usually the best solution. Once you have removed your phone and set it aside somewhere safe, place the case in a bowl of equal parts dish soap to warm water. You should allow it to soak for around 10 minutes. You may need to weight the case down with an item if it floats to the top since it needs to be fully submerged for a good soak. After the case has soaked for a bit, use a toothbrush to clean the edges, port covers, or anywhere else where grime has built up since the last wash. Then rinse the case to remove the soapy water.

Avoid anything abrasive.

You should never use anything abrasive when cleaning your phone case. This means no abrasive cleaners such as bleach and no hard bristled brushes. Cases can take on damage to the surface which will in turn lessen the protective nature of the case when you take an abrasive approach to cleaning.

Never soak leather cases.

If your case is leather or has a leather accent, you want to avoid soaking it in water. Soaking leather may weaken the integrity of the material. To clean leather cases, you would use a damp cloth with warm soapy water to wipe down the case and rid it of dirt or grime.

Dry with a microfiber towel.

When drying, it is best to use a microfiber towel. This is a soft towel perfect for absorbing moisture effectively without scratching the surface of the case.

Wipe down with a disinfectant wipe in between cleanings.

Your phone is usually covered in germs. This is why it's a good idea to wipe down your phone and case routinely with a disinfectant wipe in between cleanings. You should aim to wipe down the phone in this manner at least once a week, more often if it's cold and flu season.