Why shouldn't you lick your phone?

We all do it sometimes. Licking something or using your spit to 'clean' something. Basically like your mother always did after your food spilled out of your mouth. But is this the best way to keep your smartphone clean? And do you even want to lick your phone? 

Let's face it: your smartphone is a breeding ground for germs. And what's especially unsanitary is how close you regularly place it to your face and mouth. Does it give you goosebumps yet? Apparently, every square inch of your phone contains about 25,000 bacteria. That's even dirtier than a toilet seat, which contains about 1,200 germs per 1 square inch. As long as the glasses are cleaned regularly, of course. I suddenly feel like calling everyone in my contact list (just kidding, of course). But it is actually impossible to ignore the smartphone. We use it for everything. Soon even to yourself identify. It might be wise to clean your phone regularly. 

How do you clean your smartphone?

Licking the smartphone does not appear to be the best way to clean the device, but what is? 


The easiest way to clean your device's screen is with a microfiber cloth. Unlike paper towels, microfiber cloths gently clean the sensitive glass on your smartphone or tablet without the risk of scratching it. Microfiber attracts and removes unwanted oils and dust, while other products can easily disperse them. For dirtier tasks, consider using a minimal amount of water. First turn off your smartphone and remove the battery (if possible). Then wet a corner of the cloth with water. Not too much and don't use soap. Then clean the surface of the screen. When you're done, use a dry part of the cloth to remove some of the water.


If you prefer to be 'sure' that your phone is clean, you can also use cleaning kits. All-in-one cleaning kits come with everything you need to keep your phone reasonably clean. Often these kits even provide some tools to help you keep the device clean while on the road.


Don't you feel like making a fuss and cleaning your phone every time? Then you can still opt for a case that covers everything on your phone. All you have to do is clean the case regularly. The advantage is that you don't have to be extra careful and worry about breaking your phone.