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How to Disinfect Your Phone

Can you use Clorox wipes on your phone? Follow our cell phone cleaner tips to learn how to clean a phone, phone screen and phone case with disinfectant wipes.

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With cell phones being amongst our most touched items, it’s important to know how to disinfect your phone, tablets and other mobile devices, 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 phone or tablet screens and cases with Disinfecting Wipes to help slow or prevent the possible spread of infections and germs.

For a full list of phone-friendly disinfecting wipes, check out our products page here.

Gather your supplies

Steps for disinfecting your phone screen and case*

  1. 1

    Power down your device

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


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

  2. 2

    Wipe your phone’s screen

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

  3. 3

    Clean your case

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

  4. 4

    Dry the phone

    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?

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.