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Here's how to clean your phone and keep it germ-free

Washing your hands plays a big role in keeping yourself and others safe during a pandemic, but think about how many germs there are on your cell phone.

We use our phones daily—and without them, we would probs miss out on some important messages, from important online classes to adorbs DMs from the besties. Check out these do's and don'ts of disinfecting your phone...because a cleaning a day keeps the icky germs away.

DO: use a damp cloth

Things like tissues and paper towels can easily scratch your phone screen, so be sure to use a microfiber cloth or another soft fabric. 

DO: use Clorox wipes

Clorox wipes have been deemed suitable for Apple products such as iPhones and iPads, but for other cellular devices, a 50/50 blend of water and rubbing alcohol should work, according to DIY Network.

DO: use a Q-tip or toothpick

Tiny tools like these are super useful in getting dirt and debris out from audio jacks, volume buttons or any other small opening.

DON'T: directly spray your device 

When working with a disinfectant spray, be sure to spray the cloth or whatever you're using to wipe the device first. Getting moisture in your phone is a big no-no.

DON'T: leave your phone plugged in

Cleaning your phone is important—but it's just as important to avoid getting electrocuted. Remember to unplug before you scrub. 

DON'T: clean the phone and not the case

Phone cases are just as often touched as the phone itself, so removing the phone and giving the case a good scrubbing is a grade-A idea. 

Washing your hands won't do much good if you're still touching a germy phone, so do your part to disinfect and stay safe! 

How often do you clean your phone? Comment below!

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by Haley Brown | 3/25/2020