Keep Your Cellphone Clean With These Must-Buys

It's cold and flu season, so it's time to tackle one of the germiest items in your home — the phone you touch countless times a day.

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December 06, 2021

The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times each day, according to research firm dscout. Pair that with research from the University of Arizona that found that cellphones are 10 times dirtier than most toilet seats, and it’s time to clean your cellphone, like right now.

We’ve rounded up seven must-have products to get your cellphone as close to germ-free as possible, which you know you want to do during cold and flu season (and the rest of the year, too).

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PhoneSoap harnesses the power of UV light to sanitize your germ-ridden cell phone but inside a case so you can clean it while it charges. It takes about 10 minutes to disinfect your phone, but since it's in a protective case, both sides of your phone are sanitized at the same time. PhoneSoap comes in seven different colors, including aqua and periwinkle, so it even looks stylish sitting next to you at your desk.


This handheld tool uses UV-C light technology to rid your devices of 99 percent of bacteria and viruses. Simply wave the wand horizontally and slowly over the surface of your phone. Because this wand is portable, you can use it to sanitize other germ-filled surfaces, like your laptop keyboard, the remote control and even the tray table on an airplane.


This cellphone sterilizer not only sanitizes your phone but also makes your phone smell good thanks to a built-in aromatherapy function. Similar to PhoneSoap, you place your phone in a hard case, and in less than 10 minutes, your phone is germ-free (or nearly germ-free) and fragrantly refreshed from the essential oil of your choice.


This collapsible phone sanitizer kills germs in just one minute. The UV-C LED technology kills up to 99.9 percent of bacteria when your phone is zipped up inside. And because of the pop-up design, it easily fits in your pocket or purse so you can sanitize while pumping gas, waiting in line at the store or during school pick-up.


Spray this non-toxic screen cleaner on the face of your phone, then wipe away lurking germs with the antimicrobial cloth that comes in the package. It's also great for cleaning tablets and laptops, as well as any other devices with sensitive screens. Each travel-size bottle is good for about 250 sprays of cleaner, so it should last quite a while, depending on how often you clean your phone.


If your kids use your phone a lot to watch videos and play games, then the surface of your screen is probably a mess with smudges and fingerprints. Roll iRoller over the face of your cellphone, and like magic, sticky fingerprints should disappear. No water is necessary, and you can re-use this cleaner again and again. Plus, it's portable, so you can throw it in your bag to use on-the-go.


The ultimate all-in-one tool, this mini spray bottle is filled with an antibacterial solution and is wrapped in a microfiber cloth so you can spritz and wipe with one hand. The compact size allows for easy transportation in your purse, backpack or car.


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