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How to Clean Your Smartphone: Plus, All of Our Recommended Screen Cleaners

Bestproducts.com Logo By Stefan Vazharov, Brandon Carte of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 10: The more you use an electronic device, the dirtier it'll get over time. Given that smartphones, laptops, tablets, and TVs are a major part of our lives, you're probably curious about how to clean their screens. When it comes time to give your device a good wipe-down, you may be confused about where to start, given the sensitive nature of this cleaning task. Even though most smartphones are waterproof, you definitely shouldn't scrub it like you would a dirty dish in the sink.How to Clean Your Phone or LaptopApple says you should use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to clean your iPhone. On the other hand, Google says you can use ordinary household soap on a damp cloth to remove stains. Both agree that cleaning wipes — those that have 70% isopropyl alcohol — are fine, too. That is, just as long as you don't get moisture into any of your smartphone's openings. Apple also says 75% ethyl alcohol wipes and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are safe to use, too. Just make sure you don't use products containing bleach or hydrogen peroxide!If you're cleaning your computer, Dell and Apple have both posted comprehensive guides on how to clean them safely.How Often Should You Clean Your Devices?The CDC recommends cleaning high-touch surfaces daily — including our phones. Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have reported that there is no need to compulsively clean your phone, but it's still a good idea to give it a quick wipe down every now and then.The Best Screen Cleaners Reviewer Favorite: WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner KitBest Value: EVEO Screen Cleaner SprayBest Bundle: Tech Armor Complete Cleaning KitMicrofiber Cloths on the Cheap: AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning ClothThe Organic Option: Screen Mom 16-Ounce Screen Cleaner KitThe Travel-Friendly Pick: iKlear iPod Cleaning KitBest Microfiber Cloths: MagicFiber Cleaning ClothsIndividually Packaged: ZEISS Mobile Screen WipesA Nifty Machine-Washable Cloth: Moshi TeraGloveNow that you know how to clean your devices, find the best screen cleaner your needs among these thoroughly evaluated picks. We've recommended cleaners that come in large-sized bottles that'll last for months at home, some smaller travel-friendly cleaners for keeping your screens looking flawless on the go, and even some hypoallergenic screen cleaner for folks who are sensitive to chemicals. Trust us, whether you're sick of the smudges — or just want to keep germs and bacteria at bay — you'll find the best screen cleaners for every kind of device below.

The more you use an electronic device, the dirtier it'll get over time. Given that smartphones, laptops, tablets, and TVs are a major part of our lives, you're probably curious about how to clean their screens. When it comes time to give your device a good wipe-down, you may be confused about where to start, given the sensitive nature of this cleaning task. Even though most smartphones are waterproof, you definitely shouldn't scrub it like you would a dirty dish in the sink.

How to Clean Your Phone or Laptop

Apple says you should use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to clean your iPhone. On the other hand, Google says you can use ordinary household soap on a damp cloth to remove stains. Both agree that cleaning wipes — those that have 70% isopropyl alcohol — are fine, too. That is, just as long as you don't get moisture into any of your smartphone's openings. Apple also says 75% ethyl alcohol wipes and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are safe to use, too. Just make sure you don't use products containing bleach or hydrogen peroxide!

If you're cleaning your computer, Dell and Apple have both posted comprehensive guides on how to clean them safely.

How Often Should You Clean Your Devices?

The CDC recommends cleaning high-touch surfaces daily — including our phones. Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have reported that there is no need to compulsively clean your phone, but it's still a good idea to give it a quick wipe down every now and then.

The Best Screen Cleaners

Now that you know how to clean your devices, find the best screen cleaner your needs among these thoroughly evaluated picks. We've recommended cleaners that come in large-sized bottles that'll last for months at home, some smaller travel-friendly cleaners for keeping your screens looking flawless on the go, and even some hypoallergenic screen cleaner for folks who are sensitive to chemicals. Trust us, whether you're sick of the smudges — or just want to keep germs and bacteria at bay — you'll find the best screen cleaners for every kind of device below.

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