12-23-2016 11:51 PM
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  1. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    You know, my phone is pretty dirty although I do clean it on occasions. I was wondering, how often do you guys clean your phones, just curious. By the way, you can take a quiz here: How many germs live on your cell phone? Quiz - The Oatmeal
    Last edited by Minh Junior Dinh; 12-21-2016 at 10:42 PM.
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    12-21-2016 09:59 PM
  2. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Hot damn! I got 719, 040 germs on my phone. I'm not dirty, I promise.
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    12-21-2016 10:04 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    I wipe the screen off a lot.

    I'll take the cases off and wash those every few days.

    Kind of do the same thing with our vehicles (as far as washing)
    Not quite as often tho...
    12-21-2016 10:12 PM
  4. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Yeah, same. I'm just so lazy when it comes to cleaning.
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    12-21-2016 10:14 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I thought I read somewhere that mice and keyboards were the filthiest things on the planet
    (Well maybe not the filthiest)
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    12-21-2016 10:17 PM
  6. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Haha, apparently, a phone is a lot filthier than a toilet, so that puts things into perspective.
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    12-21-2016 10:31 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    a phone is a lot filthier than a toilet
    Ugh+Lol ...
    I'm a little worried now because every time I put a phone to my face I'll think of talking into a toilet :(

    Stay vigilant everyone!
    12-21-2016 10:46 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    I plead the fifth...

    Seriously though. No. My excuse is that I clean the screen a lot and I change phones. Always clean the phone and case of what phone I'm changing to.
    12-21-2016 10:50 PM
  9. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Clean? What do you folks mean by "clean"? Physical appearance is one thing, but germs, molds and viruses are something else. Are you "cleaning" folks using rubbing alcohol, bleach, or ammonia on your phones?
    .
    I've heard of people using a fresh zip lock bag, in hotel rooms, so they don't have to touch the TV Remote Control. Maybe give that a try?

    I just wipe the screen with a lens microfiber cloth when it looks dirty.
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    12-22-2016 12:05 AM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    What do you folks mean by "clean"?
    Generally just a damp screen-cloth wipe down for me (on the device)
    The crap that can collect inside a case is what I think gets nasty and can result in surface damage.
    12-22-2016 12:11 AM
  11. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    I just use a cleaning solution that cleans the screen of any germs, etc.
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    12-22-2016 12:12 AM
  12. PlexusCV's Avatar
    Once a weak I clean my phone and case with a cotton disk with a little rubbing alcohol.

    Sent from mTalk
    12-22-2016 04:38 AM
  13. digitaldd's Avatar
    I wipe the screen multiple times per day but other than that I don't think I've ever done a real cleaning unless I were selling or giving an older phone away.
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    12-22-2016 08:26 AM
  14. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Oh, well. I don't like having smudges on my phone. Looks weird, especially in sunlight.
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    12-23-2016 01:39 AM
  15. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Haha, apparently, a phone is a lot filthier than a toilet, so that puts things into perspective.
    Is this why some phones are made to be waterproof, so you can swish it around in the toilet if you don't have time to do a more thorough cleaning?
    12-23-2016 09:56 AM
  16. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    I don't know... maybe?
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    12-23-2016 05:44 PM
  17. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I use a microfiber cloth that I constantly wipe my phone with. I'd say maybe 5-10 times a day haha. Yah I like to take care of my phone. Plus the screen looks so much better when it's clean. And pictures are always better when the lens glass is clean.
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    12-23-2016 05:58 PM
  18. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I just use a cleaning solution that cleans the screen of any germs, etc.
    Phones aren't really dirty though. There's bacteria everywhere. Not all bacteria are bad. Your own skin has a massive flora of bacteria. Heck your gut has 100 TRILLION bacteria alone. More than cells.

    Anyways, good phone screens are oleophobic and bacteria will usually be concentrated in the oily parts. Wipe it off and you wipe off the bacteria. Clean your microfiber cloth often too. The screen will not let anything bind.

    So you wash it with antibacterial?You probably killed the oleophobic coating on the screen. Anything but water will general damage it. Then you're pretty much stuck constantly using those cleaners. The screen also doesn't slide as well.
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    12-23-2016 06:03 PM
  19. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi I don't even think my phone is charged up at the moment. I don't remember ever cleaning it. I retired from Att! This is the phone they gave me when i retired. That was 23 years ago . I only use it when I get lost and forget how to get back home. I call my wife and tell her that I'm lost. She finds me and brings me home.LMAO Tis the season to be jolly! Ho Ho Ho
    I wish I knew about all these modern phones and could join you guys and gals, and talk phone talk, but I don't know squat. I do know PCs and W10!
    I think you call this a slider.
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    12-23-2016 06:18 PM
  20. Guytronic's Avatar
    I wish I knew about all these modern phones and could join you guys and gals,
    Why don't ya just buy a cool smartphone?
    I just bought my 13th smartphone a little while back.

    I got into it a little heavier when I was around 60 years old after losing interest a few years earlier.
    It's fun and interesting it's also a bit addictive.

    C'mon join the crowd you'll like it!
    The world has gone mobile!
    12-23-2016 06:37 PM
  21. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Hi I don't even think my phone is charged up at the moment. I don't remember ever cleaning it. I retired from Att! This is the phone they gave me when i retired. That was 23 years ago . I only use it when I get lost and forget how to get back home. I call my wife and tell her that I'm lost. She finds me and brings me home.LMAO Tis the season to be jolly! Ho Ho Ho
    I wish I knew about all these modern phones and could join you guys and gals, and talk phone talk, but I don't know squat. I do know PCs and W10!
    I think you call this a slider.
    That's older than my existence.
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    12-23-2016 06:40 PM
  22. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi Friend! I'll give it some thought. I can probably get help from my great grand kids; and I can surely get good advise from all my new friends here on WC. You would be very surprised to know that phone is only 5 years old. That's how fast technology is changing. All my friends have a phone glued to their ear and I swore that I would never let that happen to me. It's really all I need, but I do enjoy a challenge and that would be another challenge for me!
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    12-23-2016 06:41 PM
  23. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Good luck! Hope you find a good phone ;)
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    12-23-2016 06:43 PM
  24. Guytronic's Avatar
    Aaaaa...

    I seldom talk on any of my phones/mobile devices.
    Especially after cleaning them :)
    12-23-2016 06:59 PM
  25. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Aww, why not? Don't let this thread scare you, it's just an awareness thing XD
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    12-23-2016 07:44 PM
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