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How to clean your phone case?

Date: 29 April 2023

Wondering how to clean your phone case effectively and without damaging your precious accessory? You've come to the right place! In this article, we will show you different methods to clean and disinfect your phone case, regardless of the material it is made of. Follow our tips and tricks to keep your phone case in perfect condition.

Basic method: cleaning with soap and water

The first step to cleaning your phone case is the simplest and most commonly used method: a good old-fashioned soap and water cleaning. Here's how to do it:

Remove the case from your phone and make sure it's empty (no bank cards, bills, etc.).

Prepare a mixture of warm water and mild soap (like Marseille soap or dishwashing liquid).

Dip a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge into the mixture and wring it out so that it is damp, but not dripping.

Wipe the case with the damp cloth, focusing on dirty or stained areas.

Rinse the case with clean water and dry it with a soft, dry cloth.

This method is best suited for plastic, silicone and TPU cases. Just be careful not to submerge the case completely in water, as this could damage the adhesive or fabric parts (if your case has them).

Disinfecting your phone case

In our daily lives, our phones come into contact with many surfaces and can easily accumulate bacteria and viruses. It is therefore important to regularly disinfect your phone case to protect yourself and those around you. Here's how to do it:

After cleaning your case with one of the previous methods, prepare a solution of water and 70° alcohol (70% alcohol and 30% water).

Soak a soft, clean cloth with the alcohol solution, then wring it out well so that it is damp, but not dripping.

Gently wipe the case with the alcohol-soaked cloth. Be sure to wipe over all areas of the case, including corners and nooks.

Let the case air dry for a few minutes before putting it back on your phone.

This will effectively remove any bacteria and viruses from your phone case. However, be careful not to use pure alcohol, as it may damage certain materials, such as leather or plastic.

FAQ: How to clean your phone case

1. How often should I clean my phone case?

It is recommended to clean your phone case at least once a month, or more often if it is very dirty or if you are often exposed to dusty environments.

2. Can I use a multi-surface cleaner to clean my phone case?

This depends on the type of case and the materials it is made of. Some multi-surface cleaners contain harsh chemicals that could damage your case. It is best to follow the methods outlined in this article to avoid any risk of damage.

3. Is it possible to machine clean a phone case?

It is generally not recommended to clean a phone case in a washing machine, as this may damage the case or the adhesive and fabric parts (if your case has them). Instead, use the manual methods presented in this article.

4. How to remove scratches from a plastic phone case?

It's difficult to completely remove scratches from a plastic case, but you can lessen their appearance by using non-abrasive toothpaste. Apply a small amount of toothpaste to a soft cloth and rub the scratched area in a circular motion. Then rinse with clean water and dry with a dry cloth. 

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