Phone Hygiene 101: How to Disinfect Your Phone Without Ruining It


Let’s be honest: our smartphones are our lifelines, our pocket-sized portals to the world. But, alas, these indispensable gadgets can also be veritable breeding grounds for bacteria. You wash your hands, but when was the last time you gave your phone a good scrubbing? Before you reach for that bottle of bleach or submerge your device in a bowl of hand sanitiser, let’s talk about how to properly sanitise your phone without causing it to malfunction—or worse, completely break down.

The Importance of Phone Hygiene

In a world still grappling with pandemics and health scares, maintaining cleanliness isn’t just a virtue; it’s a necessity. The average smartphone is said to carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats—gasp! As a Christchurch-based phone repair shop, we’ve seen enough damaged and ‘unhygienic’ phones to last us a lifetime. This is why we believe in promoting good phone hygiene. It extends the life of your device and keeps you healthier. Win-win, right?

The Don’ts of Phone Cleaning

Here’s a quick list of what NOT to do:

  • Do Not Submerge: Your phone may be water-resistant, but it isn’t sanitiser-resistant or soap-resistant.
  • No Direct Spraying: Spraying cleaning solution directly on the phone is a quick ticket to our repair shop, and not for a fun visit.
  • Avoid Bleach and Harsh Chemicals: These substances may disinfect but can also erode your phone’s screen and body.

The Do’s of Phone Cleaning

  • Microfiber Cloths: These are your best friend for wiping down screens.
  • Mild Soap Solution: A touch of soap in water can be applied sparingly with a cloth.
  • Alcohol Wipes: Pre-packaged alcohol wipes are convenient but ensure they’re not dripping wet.
  • Frequent Cleaning: Once a day is ideal, but after exposure to potentially germ-filled environments, a quick wipe wouldn’t hurt.

How We Can Help

For the more cautious among us, perhaps you’d consider a UV Sanitiser. These devices use ultraviolet light to disinfect your phone and other small gadgets. As a shop specialising in phone repairs and accessories, we offer high-quality UV Sanitisers that not only cleanse but also extend the life of your device. Plus, with the purchase of a UV Sanitiser, we throw in a free consultation on maintaining your phone in top-notch condition.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, your phone’s hygiene is an extension of your own. Maintain it well, and you’re likely to dodge not just germs but also unnecessary repair costs.

We invite you to visit our shop for professional advice on phone hygiene and to explore our wide range of sanitising products. After all, your phone deserves to be as clean as you are!

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