You’ve probably heard this before but we don’t think you know the true extent of the statement. “Your phone and laptop are disgustingly dirty”. Don’t take it personally, this is for everyone, including us (we cleaned ours and will not be sharing the evidence)
Studies have found over 25,000 bacteria per square inch on the average cell phone, and your laptop is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. *what!!!* rubies, it’s time to clean both thoroughly!
How to Clean Your Laptop and Cell Phone
Simply running a damp cloth over your phone and laptop isn’t going to cut it. Actually, that could damage the screen or other small parts.
Here are some tips to keep all the dirt and grime away:
– Turn off the power and/or unplug:
To be safe, always make sure you turn off and unplug your electronic devices before you clean them. Power-down both your phone and laptop and then disconnect the power.
– Wipe down the outside case:
You can start by cleaning the case, which most people often forget about. If your cell phone is in a case, take it off and use either a wipe or spray solution to clean it carefully. Do the same to the laptop case if you have one. Also, be sure to clean the outside of your laptop thoroughly.
– Clean the screens:
The screens on both items are likely full of smudgy fingerprints you didn’t realise were hindering your ability to see things. Use a micro-fiber cloth or a wipe instead of just a plain napkin or towel, as those won’t be quite as effective and could leave scratches.
– Clean out the keyboard and any other accessories:
Your laptop keyboard traps tons of dust, bacteria, and crumbs, and your fingers are all over it, all the time. Be sure you clean it thoroughly with a keyboard cleaner, and then rub a wipe or cloth over it. We got creative with earbuds and kebab sticks with a paper towel over the end.
– Use the right materials:
What you clean with matters. Opt for compressed air, cleaners that contain isopropyl alcohol, distilled or purified bottled water, and soft micro-fiber cloths. Tap water could leave stains, and items you would use to clean your house (like Windolene) either won’t work or will damage your device.
– Clean often:
Cleaning these devices every once in a while is not good enough. You probably use your cell phone all day, every day, and your laptop at least a few times daily. It’s best to do a quick cleaning at the end of each day, but if you don’t have time, try to do it a few times per week.
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rubies who of you will be giving your laptop and phone a proper clean after reading this article? Let us know in the comments section below. (Immediately puts phone done and picks up cloth to clean)