Some practices are endemic to most phone users when trying to clean their phones. Surprisingly, these are common practices. Today, I am going to walk you through 3 common habits to avoid when cleaning our phones.
3 Common Habits to Avoid When Cleaning Our Phones
Apparently, we use our mobile phones for a long time every day. Now, this question comes to mind, How do we clean the phone properly?
Have you ever tried to erase the stains on your phone’s screen and as a result, it makes the screen dirtier?
Below are the 3 common misunderstandings of mobile phone cleaning. See how many you are guilty of already.
1. First Mistake: Stop Using Napkins To Clean Your Phones
napkins shouldn’t be used to clean mobile phone screens. Yeah, You read that right! The napkins that we often use to wipe our mouths during or after meals have rough textures and are actually very unsuitable for cleaning mobile phone screens.
Don’t think that the napkin looks soft, but its surface is quite rough, and it is easy to leave scratches on the phone screen. To clean your phone, use a microfiber cloth that is specially designed for glasses and lenses.
There are similar situations with glasses and camera lenses. When we match our glasses, the optician will suggest that we use glasses cloth to clean; the camera lens should use a professional lens cloth. All these prove that paper towels are not suitable for cleaning light-transmitting objects such as screens and lenses.
2. Misunderstanding 2: Using Medical alcohol is Counterproductive
Since the screens of many new mobile phones have an oleophobic coating, the use of medical alcohol will accelerate the wearing off of this coating. This in turn can cause the screen of the mobile phone to be more easily scratched. The general medical alcohol concentration is 70%-80%, which is obviously too high for the screen. In other words, don’t also use methylated spirit
The cleaning alcohol on the screen will indicate the alcohol concentration, and some mobile phone brands will also remind users to use a cleaner with a prescribed alcohol concentration. See the one below. That is what I use personally.
3. Mistake 3: Avoid Using Hairdryer
Openings such as mobile phone charging ports, earpieces, and microphones are easy to accumulate dust.
Many people will choose to use a hairdryer to blow away the dust, but this is also the wrong method. Using the hairdryer generates wind pressure, and the microphones, speakers, and other components are actually very fragile, strong wind pressure can easily cause damage to such sound-producing parts. For the same reason, do not use your mouth to blow the phone hard.
The best way to deal with this kind of dust is to use an SLR lens brush. Its silky plush can penetrate deep into the socket, and the attached static electricity can effectively suck dust away.