On iPhone Screen Repairs: How to Deal with Dirt and Cracked Screens

Do you make sure your hands are clean every time you handle your iPhone? If not, chances are it’s already due for some major cleaning. Regularly cleaning your phone is essential for its upkeep and longevity—sometimes, it can be enough to keep major iPhone screen repairs at bay. Here’s how to thoroughly wipe away those smudges from your screen, and protect it from other destructive substances.

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Safe Screen Cleaning

To clean your smartphone screen, use a soft, lint-free cloth such as a microfiber cloth. Never use a paper towel, tissue paper, or any other abrasive cloth which can scratch the screen. To remove dust, smudges, and lint, dip your lint-free cloth in a bit of water and use one corner of your cloth to gently wipe the screen.

Regarding Stains

For stubborn stains from ink, food, or makeup, try the same method above. If it doesn’t work, use a mild dish soap and water solution instead of just water. Lightly dampen a corner of your microfiber cloth with the solution, then gently wipe the phone’ surface. Avoid moistening any opening such as the speaker or mic. Once the stain is removed, go over your phone with the dry portion of your cloth to wipe away any moisture.

What About Windex?

Never ever use harsh chemicals, such as Windex or other glass cleaners, on your smartphone. While it’s true that most screens have a glass panel, they contain a protective coating that can be stripped away by cleaners laden with chemicals like acetone, ammonia, or alcohol. These aren’t, in any way, healthy for your electronic device.

Other Tips

There are cleaning kits and solutions specifically made for smartphones. You can use them if you prefer, but a microfiber cloth and some water will work fine in most situations.

What to Do with a Broken Screen

No amount of wiping and cleaning can fix a broken screen. For this type of problem, take your phone to an iPhone screen repair specialist. In Melbourne, companies like TelcoWorld Corp Pty Ltd offer same day repair services, so you can have your iPhone screen repaired while you’re at work or school, and get it back within 24 hours.

Sources:

Keep your tablet screens clean with this handy DIY method, TechRepublic

How To Safely Clean Your Tablet Or Smartphone’s Touchscreen, MakeUseOf.com

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