How to Clean a Phone Case

From clear to leather to wood, this is how you clean your stylish phone case.

Let’s be clear on one thing: your phone is F-I-L-T-H-Y. It contains ten times more germs than a toilet seat, so do not expect your phone case to be any cleaner. With the novel coronavirus spreading, it’s better to take precautions than fall prey to illness. Fortunately, some of the newer cases come with antibacterial coatings. You can also use a UV-C sanitizer to kill stubborn viruses and bacteria. But these don’t remove the dirt, dust, and grime in the cracks and crevices, let alone those pesky fingerprints. Therefore, it is important to quickly clean the phone case from time to time. But how do you clean the phone case?

It is crucial to understand at this stage that the cases that require the most cleaning are those made of plastic, rubber, or silicone. Unfortunately, most cases sold on the market today are made from at least one of those materials.

Therefore, I will focus on the best way to clean your phone’s plastic or silicone case with the main goal of removing as many stains as possible.

Obviously, it goes without saying that you need to remove your phone case before you begin.

Steps to clean your phone case

Add little drops of dish soap to a container with about 200 ml of warm water and mix. You now have a bowl of warm, soapy water ready for the next step.

  • For a silicone case, ensure you use warm soapy water and a clean toothbrush, but nothing else. Soak in the soapy water with a toothbrush and gently brush the case to remove surface dirt and stains; remember to be gentle when brushing back and forth.

Do not try any of the other ways, as they may end up damaging the soft silicone surface.

For stubborn stains, try sprinkling them with a little baking soda; this can help remove tough stains without being too abrasive and chemically reacting with the smooth silicone surface.

  • Wash the surface of the case and clean it with a microfiber cloth. Finally, you should allow the case to air dry for about 60 minutes to make sure there is no residual moisture left.
  • For plastic cases, try using denatured alcohol (anything over 70% will work).
  • Spray alcohol on the plastic or silicone parts of the case and wipe quickly with a lint-free cloth.

Alternatively, you can use an alcohol-based wipe; it may be easier to use, so choose the easiest way for you.

Recap on how to clean your phone case

Say goodbye to your dirty, sprouted, germs-filled cases and hello to a new one with this guide on how to clean your phone cases.

It is actually a lot easier than you think to clean and disinfect your phone case every day and keep those germs in their place. Caring for your cases and items is important to increase their longevity and effectiveness, so keep them clean.

theo james

I am Theo James, a cell phone owner and lover. On my blog, I share my best phone case picks as well as informational guides to help you find what you need.