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How to Clean Your Smartphone

Cleaning a smartphone screen

Published by Nic Fouhy

Cleaning a smartphone screen

As the leading technology Repair Centre in New Zealand specialising in, and authorised to repair all Apple and Samsung products, we understand the importance of keeping a smartphone in pristine condition. 

In this post, Nic Fougy, one of our Connect NZ managers shares some essential tips on how to clean your smartphone and ensure it stays in top shape.  From using isopropyl wipes to taking advantage of blu- tack, Nic’s got you covered.

Power Off Your Device

Before cleaning your smartphone, make sure it’s powered off and disconnected from any charging cables or accessories. This not only ensures your safety but also prevents any accidental damage to the device during the cleaning process.

Avoid Harsh Cleaning Solutions

Stay away from abrasive or corrosive cleaning agents, such as bleach, ammonia, or window cleaners. These substances can damage your smartphone’s screen and delicate components. Instead, stick to using isopropyl alcohol or specialised electronic cleaning solutions.

Remove Your Smartphone from Its Case

Taking your phone out of its case is a crucial step in the cleaning process. Dirt, dust, and debris can build up in the small gaps between your phone and its case, so removing it ensures you can clean every nook and cranny.

Use a Microfiber Cloth

A soft, lint-free microfiber cloth is ideal for cleaning your smartphone’s screen and body. It can efficiently remove smudges, fingerprints, and dust without scratching the surface. 

Use Isopropyl Wipes or a Cloth with Isopropyl Alcohol

When it comes to cleaning your smartphone, using isopropyl wipes or a cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol is highly recommended. This solution effectively removes dirt, grease, and bacteria without damaging your device. Gently wipe down your phone, paying attention to buttons, ports, and other crevices where dirt and grime can accumulate.

(Nic’s Top Secret Tip) Clean the Speaker Grills With Blu Tack

If you’re having trouble hearing during phone calls or others report difficulty hearing you, cleaning the speaker grills can make a significant difference. To clean the grills, take a small piece of Blu Tack, roll it into a ball, and press it into the speaker grills. Remove it and repeat the process until all the dirt is extracted. If any Blu Tack residue remains, simply use the remaining Blu Tack to pick it up. This method works well for both the call speaker grill at the top of your phone and the charging dock at the bottom.

Use a Screen Protector for Added Protection

After you’ve cleaned your smartphone, Nic says adding a screen protector offers an extra layer of protection for your smartphone’s screen, shielding it from scratches, scuffs, and other damage. Applying a high-quality screen protector is an easy and cost-effective way to extend the life of your device, and keep it clean in the long run.

Connect NZ is New Zealand’s leading hardware repair centre and we’re committed to helping you get the most out of your Apple and Samsung devices.  So, if you need any assistance or advice on your smartphone, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

0800 112 333

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