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How To Clean Your Phone Case

According to statistics, it has been found that a phone case is 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat! Now, this is alarming and highly unsafe for you. During the day, our phone cases go through a lot and are one of the biggest carriers of germs. We put our phones in places, touch them with our hands, and sometimes even other people touch them. Moreover, exposure to daily pollution, dust, and UV radiation leads to your phone case being dirty and even having stains on it. Therefore, it is recommended to always keep your phone case clean.

Phone cases are one of the most major accessories you need when buying a phone. They keep your phone protected and prevents damage that may be caused when your phone accidentally falls or so. Therefore, having a phone case is a must if you want to keep your phone well protected.

How To Clean Phone Cases:

There are many different types of phone covers that you can get for your phone and even get them customized however you want. The variety of phone cases may be never-ending. Apart from the prints and styles, there are mainly 5 different materials used to make phone covers and all have a specific method that you need to follow to clean them.


Silicone covers are a bit delicate as compared to other phone cover materials. Sometimes it might have a few stains or many, depending on how you use it and how often you clean it. However, in both cases, it is possible that you may not be able to get rid of all the stains in the first go. On how to clean silicone phone cases, it is recommended to use a mild cleaning solution so that your phone case does not get damaged.

The things you will need to clean your silicone case are:

  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Toothbrush
  • Baking soda (optional)

Nothing complicated, all you have to do is mix the dish soap in a bowl of warm water. Using an old toothbrush, dip it in the mixture and scrub your phone case to remove the stains. If stains do not budge, sprinkle baking soda on top of the cover and scrub it with the wet toothbrush. Rinse your case entirely to rid it of any soap and let it dry completely before using it again.

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Plastic is one of the toughest materials when it comes to phone cases, which means that we can use strong chemicals to clean it without the fear of damage. However, you can still use mild solutions as well. On how to clean a clear phone case you will be needing the following things:

  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Toothbrush
  • Gloves

Bleach is a very strong chemical and can cause irritation to your skin upon contact as well as the lungs when inhaled. Therefore, when handling bleach you need to be extra careful by putting on gloves and keeping the area airy. In a cup, mix one tablespoon of bleach and mix it well. Then just soak your clear phone case in the cup for 5 to 10 minutes, or longer if needed. Scrub it with a toothbrush to remove the stains and rinse thoroughly to remove any bleach leftover. Let it air dry completely before using it again.

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Wood and water do not work well together as they may shrink or expand it. Now you must be wondering, if not with water, then how can you clean a wooden phone case. Well, the answer is vinegar as it is safe to use on all types of wood without causing any damage to it. To clean a wooden case, what you’ll need is:

  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap if required
  • Cloth

The easiest way is to get a spray bottle and fill it by adding vinegar and water to dilute the solution. You may also add dish soap if you desire. Spray it on the case and clean it by rubbing a cloth over it, especially the stains. However, keep in mind not to soak your case in vinegar. Dry the case completely before using it and repeat the process every once a week to keep your case clean.


Leather covers are high maintenance as they get damaged easily by sunlight, heat, and humidity and we carry our phones all the time throughout the day even in the sunlight. Moreover, removing stains from a leather case is almost near to impossible. Therefore, leather cases are more likely to be useless as compared to plastic or silicone case.

However, you can still keep it clean by using a leather cleaner or a have a DIY alternative. For that you will need:

  • Water
  • Hand soap
  • Cloth

Simply mix hand soap with warm water in a bowl. Dip the cloth and wring it till it is damp. Then wipe it on your leather case to clean it. Dry it using a tissue or dry cloth and avoid using it until completely dry.

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Rubber and silicone cases are almost the same and can be easily cleaned. All you need is water, dish soap, and a toothbrush or cloth to clean it. Scrub the phone case with the soap mixture to remove all dirt stains from it. However, when drying rubber cases, it is advised to either let them air dry or to use a woven lint-free microfiber cloth. This helps in preventing the case from leaving behind lint and being damaged.

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Other than properly cleaning your phone by the methods mentioned above, it is advised to use an alcohol pad as well to clean the surface of the cover. This prevents germs and ensures a longer lifetime of the phone case.