The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Cell Phone Cleaning


Mom kids cell phoneYou use your cell phone every day. It goes from your pocket or purse to your face. You hand it to your kid to play a game, take it into the bathroom with you and leave it by your bed at night. And everywhere your phone goes, germs follow. In fact, a recent study found that phones have, on average, 10X more bacteria than most toilet seats. Ewww!

Wash your hands before using your phone to minimize grime and germs. In addition, here are some simple tips for cleaning your phone or tablet:

  • Before you begin, check the owner's manual for any cleaning instructions specific to your device.
  • Dirt, oil or germs from hands can mark up cell phones. Wipe the screen at least daily with a microfiber cloth.
  • The fancy case you added to your phone can trap dirt and grime along the edges. Take the cover off weekly. Use a disinfecting wipe on the case, both inside and out. Let it dry completely before putting the case back on.
  • Extend the life of your electronics by keeping your cell phones away from food and drinks.
  • Wash your hands before using your phone to wash away germs and minimize the grime.