Monday, June 04, 2012

Facing What's On Your Phone

It isn't difficult to see the hazards of being too attached to your phone, like driving or walking while texting, but what about the other dangers that don't get the same amount of press? People take their phones with them everywhere. They pick them up in the bathroom to look at that text. They take them to the gym to listen to their music. They pass their phones around to show the picture of their new baby. Phones are people's life line, but we aren't the only beings living on them.
A recent study has found that your cell phone may actually have more germs than a public toilet in New York City. So unless you have no problem holding one of those toilets to the side of your face, you are probably like me and started searching for a way to clean your phone without damaging it. Here are a couple tips on how to save your phone and your face.

  • Remove the case and battery if it is safe beforehand. This way you don't leave any place uncleaned, but you won't have to worry about destroying your phone's life source.
  • Use a damp microfiber cloth. It won't spread excess moisture through your phone but it will also get rid of bacteria without using toxic chemicals. It's a simple and useful tool that can be used in just about any room of your home.
  • A dry q-tip will help you reach into the crack in any buttons to get rid of some of the dust without messing with the keys.
Simply clean what you can get to and do it in a gentle manner and you will eliminate most of the germs and keep your electronic companion in good working condition.


  1. Wow I never thought about a cell phone being dirty but I guess anything can. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. cell phones may actually have more germs than a public toilet ?
    I feel Sick , wait Nvm i have a Bluetooth :)

  3. Very informative! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Anonymous11:24 PM

    Phones have more germs than a public toilet? Wow... Anyway, thanks for a great read.

  5. Great post. I bet almost 95% of people don't realize this. Definitely insightful for me personally.