No one likes a dirty phone case. They can make your phone look very old and dirty. When phone cases start to get really dirty or old most people do three things, they either change them which is good but it can cost a lot of money, they don’t use it anymore and that can leave your phone vulnerable to physical damage or they don’t change it at all which will make your phone look dirty. But the one thing most people don’t do is clean their phone cases. Cleaning a phone case will save you money and also make the phone case look way better than it did before. In this article, I will show you how to clean a phone case whether it’s rubber, silicon, wooden, leather, or a clear one.
What to use when cleaning phone cases?
When cleaning phone cases it’s always best to use a microfiber cloth. Most phone cases usually come with one but those are specifically designed to clean screens. The ones that you need to use are the ones designed to clean everywhere on your phone.
The reason why it’s best to clean any phone case using a microfiber cloth is that they won’t scratch or leave any thread residue on your phone case when cleaning it.
How to clean rubber phone cases
To clean rubber phone cases you need to mix the dish and water into a small dish. Then use a toothbrush to clean everywhere on the phone case. Make sure you get in between the edges as well. Doing this will remove all the built-up dust that was on and in the rubber phone case. After cleaning it with a toothbrush rinse the phone case and use a microfiber cloth to dry it.
Another way to clean a rubber phone case is to use rubbing alcohol. To clean your phone case using rubbing alcohol you need to pour a little onto a clean damp microfiber cloth and use it to wipe everywhere on the rubber phone case. Doing this will make your phone case clean again.
How to clean silicone phone cases
To clean silicone phone cases, combine dish soap and water in a bowl. Let your phone case soak for several minutes in soapy water. The case may need to be weighted to keep it submerged.
Remove stains with a toothbrush, then scrub the edges and rinse your phone case with cold water. You can then dry your case with a microfiber cloth to blot up the water without scratching it. If there is still moisture on the case, let it air dry for about an hour before placing it back onto your phone.
How to clean wooden phone cases
Wooden cases tend to be more delicate than other phone cases because they usually get damaged by dust and dirt. To clean your wooden phone cases just make sure you use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away the dust often. It is best to avoid getting your wooden phone case wet as this may damage it.
How to clean leather phone cases
You can use hand soap to clean leather phone cases. Just get a damp microfiber cloth and add a few drops of hand soap onto it and use it to wipe the leather phone case. After cleaning it make sure to use another damp cloth to wipe away the soap residue or you can just rinse it off.
How to clean a clear phone case
Most times clear phone cases usually start to turn yellow. This happens because the phone case might be getting old or it’s just really dirty, But don’t worry I will show you how to clean a clear phone case with some simple and easy-to-follow methods.
Why do clear phone cases turn yellow?
The reason why most clear phone cases turn yellow over time is that they are made up of silicon. Silicon is a type of polymer and polymers usually turn yellow over a certain period of time.
Now I will show you how to clean a phone case that has turned yellow.
Cleaning a clear phone case
- Clean it with baking soda
Baking soda is great for cleaning a lot of things not only that but it’s good at removing stains as well.
To clean a clear phone case with baking soda, the first thing you should do is sprinkle the baking soda all over the phone case and use a wet toothbrush to clean it. Make sure you focus on the stain when cleaning the phone case.
If the stain is still on the phone case then you need to do the following.
- Clean it with dish soap
To clean your clear phone case with dish soap you need to do the following:
- Get a bowl and fill it with warm water
- Add 1 tbsp of dish soap into it.
- Now dip a toothbrush into the solution and use it to clean the phone case.
- Make sure to clean everywhere in and on the phone case.
- Rinse the phone case and dry it with a clean microfiber cloth
- Clean it with toothpaste
If all the previous methods/tips didn’t work then maybe it’s time to try this one.
Cover your phone case in toothpaste and use a microfiber cloth or toothbrush to clean it. When cleaning the phone case make sure to focus on the yellow stain. After that just rinse off the toothpaste from the phone case.
If you still have the same yellow stain on the phone case then maybe its time to try this method:
- Clean it Rubbing alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is not only good at cleaning this but it’s also good at disinfecting as well.
To clean your phone case with rubbing alcohol the first thing you need to do is attach a spray nozzle and the rubbing alcohol bottle. Then spray the phone case with rubbing alcohol. After that use a microfiber cloth to clean the phone case.
After cleaning the phone case let it air dry.
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- Clean it with vinegar
Vinegar is great at cleaning a lot of things, not only that but it’s good at removing stubborn stains as well.
I don’t recommend using this method if you haven’t tried any o0f the previous ones.
There are two ways in which you can clean your clear phone case with vinegar.
- Get a clean damp microfiber cloth and pour a little vinegar and dish soap on it.
- Use the cloth to wipe the phone case.
- After wiping the phone case rinse it under running water
- Then wipe it with another microfiber cloth and allow it to air dry.
- Get a bowl and fill it up with warm water
- Then add 1-2 cups of vinegar into it
- Place the phone case into the bowl. If the phone case won’t sink to the bottom then place something heavy on it.
- Now leave the phone case in the solution for 30 minutes.
- After that just rinse it off and let it air dry.
Throughout this article, I showed you how to clean a phone case whether it’s white, silicon, clear, or wooden. But if you tried all of these methods and your phone case is really dirty or it still has yellow stains on it, then maybe it’s time to get a new phone case.