The hygiene factor
- Research reveals why cleaning your phone should be part of your daily routine
- Smartphone screens have proven to harbour the highest levels of bacteria, yeast and mould
- More than a third of Brits (35%) admit they have never cleaned their smartphones
With government guidelines stressing the need to take extra precautions when it comes to keeping commonly touched surfaces clean, our research reveals why you should consider putting the cleaning of your smartphone towards the top of your list.
Back in 2018 we released a study which revealed that more than a third (35%) of the UK confess to never cleaning their phone with cleaning fluids, wipes or similar, while 1 in 20 only clean their phones less than every six months (5%).
You can read more about our findings in our post about the cleanliness of modern smartphones.
Why cleaning your phone is important
Our phones are never far from our sides or our faces; we take them everywhere with us. Therefore, it’s inevitable that they’ll pick up a few germs along the way.
With extra precautions now in place to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to keep your handsets clean every day and regularly wash your hands between use.
When it comes to cleaning your smartphones, our technicians recommend that you consider using alcohol wipes or a microfibre cloth to disinfect your phone regularly.
If you’re unsure what products will work effectively for your particular handset, we suggest you review information from your manufacturer.