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How to Disinfect Your Phone and Other Mobile Devices

Can you use Clorox wipes on your phone? Follow these tips to learn how to clean a phone, tablet or laptop with disinfectant wipes.

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Cell phones and mobile devices are among our most touched items, so it’s important to clean your phone, tablets and laptops, especially if there’s a pair of sticky little hands in your household. 

There are several simple steps you can follow to help effectively and safely disinfect and clean your devices and cases with Disinfecting Wipes to help slow or prevent the possible spread of infections and germs. For a full list of tech-friendly disinfecting wipes, check out our products page here.

Gather your supplies

Steps for disinfecting your device screen and case*

  1. 1

    Power down your device

    If the manufacturer’s guide says bleach-free disinfecting wipes are an appropriate way to clean your device, begin by turning off and unplugging it.


    Apple recommends products like Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes to effectively and safely clean every Apple product.

  2. 2

    Wipe the screen

    Wipe the screen, tops, sides and back of your device. Avoid getting any liquid into the buttons or other openings.

  3. 3

    Clean your case

    Clean your device’s case thoroughly. Don’t use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes on fabric or leather cases.

  4. 4

    Dry the device

    Let the surfaces air dry.

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  • *

    For electronics, please refer to the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use disinfecting wipes on my phone and mobile devices?

Many electronic devices can be safely cleaned with disinfecting wipes, but you should always follow manufacturer’s instructions. For a full list of tech-friendly disinfecting wipes, check out our products page.