With school starting it is important to make sure that your kids’ devices are working properly. Unless they keep their devices in sleeves, and they wash their hands before touching them, chances are that you may need to know how to clean tablets or smartphones the safe way. These simple steps will guide you through the best method for cleaning tablets and smartphones without risking any damage to the device.
What You'll Need:
Mild Liquid Hand Soap (Optional)
Bounty Paper Towels
Place your device on top of a Bounty paper towel, on a flat surface, to start your cleaning process.
Wipe the surface of your device with a clean microfiber cloth. It is important to use a microfiber cloth, or something similar, so that no lint is left behind. Some other types of materials may also leave scratches on the screen.
For tough stains, such as food or makeup, turn off and unplug the device. If you can, remove the battery for added safety.
Dampen a section of the microfiber cloth and gently wipe down the stained area. If necessary, leave the stained section damp for a couple of minutes before wiping it down. It is important not to get the microphone or speaker too wet.
Never use household cleaners to clean tablets or smartphones, as they may strip the coating that is on some of the brands.
Use a dry section of the microfiber cloth to clean off your device.
If a stain remains, you may want to make a soapy solution with a mild hand soap, and clean in the same method as in step 3.
Wait a few minutes to be sure that the tablet or smartphone is completely dry. If you removed the battery, replace it and turn your device back on. Operate it as you usually do.