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Can you clean phone screen with little wipes of alcohol?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Big Boar, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Big Boar

    Big Boar Member
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    Hello people! Im just curious. Can you clean your phone screen with little alcohol and cloth? Does it damage your phone? I'm not familiar much about alcohols but do they all do affect the same on phones? Also you recommend to have glass screen protector? I have a 2 year old phone with gorilla glass 3 screen without screen protector, and it's still looks new. Thank you people!

  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I use them all the time and never an issue
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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    I wouldn't slather the thing in alcohol, but they won't hurt the screen. What they can to if used excessively is soften the adhesive holding the covers on. Most modern sealed phones are glued together. It is also a great transport agent for dirt. While alcohol will evaporate quickly and completely (no residue -- unless it's got soap in it too) but it can dissolve dirt and chemicals which it could theoretically carry into your phone.

    A damp alcohol wipe won't be a problem. Spraying your phone with Windex might.
  4. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Never hurt mine in the past, I pump a few drops of the handisantizer.
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Agreed with no problem using those individual alcohol wipes.

    I usually just breathe on my screen and wipe it off on my clean shirt. The curve and softness of my belly conforms to the phone shape and usually gets it clean.
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    That made me chuckle. :D

    My favorite cat loves sleeping on my tummy because it's so nice and squishy. :eek:
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  7. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    In fact phone screens have a lot of bacterias, using a bit of alcohol is highly recommended.
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    On the phone, too. ;)
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  9. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Why not, especially phones with glass casebacks.

    Or if your phone has IP68 rating, you can rinse it with soap and fresh water too. I did it a couple of times after covering the loud speaker with a piece of tape or any sticker, it's not necessary but I just want to be careful.
  10. Ajay Mehra

    Ajay Mehra Lurker

    It wouldn't hurt your phone as it evaporates really soon. Also, i suggest you must get a screen protector for your phone for added security.

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