Michelle said, “Also, are there any ideas on how to clean the rubberized part of your phone? My HTC desire 826 has been getting really dirty along the sides and I would really want to know how to clean it. Thanks in advance.”
Phone cases not only help to protect a phone from damage, but they also take the brunt of the dirt and oil deposits from our hands. Regular cleaning of a phone case can help to keep the buildup to a minimum. Follow the steps below to remove the dirt and grime.
Cleaning the Case
You Will Need:
- Dish liquid
- A cloth
- Isopropyl alcohol
- A soft-bristled brush
- Baking soda
Steps to Clean the Case:
- Remove the case from the phone.
- Wash the case with a grease-fighting dish liquid and a cloth.
- If the area is still dirty, moisten a cloth with isopropyl alcohol and wipe the dirty area of the case.
- If the stains remain, mix some dish liquid with water in a bowl or in a plugged sink. Add some borax to the mixture, then let the phone case soak in the mixture for about an hour. Gently scrub the dirty areas with a soft-bristled brush, such as a nail brush or an old toothbrush, then rinse the case well.¹
- If the dirt has still not been removed, mix some baking soda with water to make a paste. Spread the paste over the dirty area. Let the baking soda paste dry on the case for several hours or overnight, then brush off the dried paste and rinse the case.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Some dirt and grime may be removed with an eraser. Simply rub the eraser over the area.
- A scrub brush may help to remove the dirt and grime, however, it could also damage the rubber if used too abrasively.
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