In this day and age, people carry their cell phones everywhere. Honestly, it’s not even weird anymore to carry your phone into the bathroom and read some articles or scroll through Instagram while sitting on the toilet. With that in mind, do you ever truly wonder how many germs are on your cell phone case? I mean, your case touches just about every surface from the sticky kitchen counter to restaurant tables to countertops in public restrooms. Should we be cleaning our cell phone cases?! The answer is yes and here’s why.
According to PhoneSoap, your cell phone has 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom! Umm, gross. Since our phones are usually warm (from the battery) and kept in warm, dark places like a pants pocket or pocketbook, bacteria breeds quickly. Even though you may wash your hands after touching a germ-filled surface, your phone is still carrying all that bacteria. By constantly being in contact with your phone, you’re spreading serious amounts of germs to almost everything you come in contact with.
This is exactly why it’s important to wash your phone case. Here’s how to clean it:
1. Remove the case from your phone.
2. Dampen a cloth with warm water and place a drop or two of dish soap on the cloth. *Don’t use too much soap as it can be more difficult to remove.
3. Gently scrub the phone case with the cloth.
4. Rinse the soap off with a clean damp cloth or by running it under warm water.
5. Dry the case and put it back on your phone.
Try to wash your phone case often or when you see it’s starting to look dirty.