Cleaning your iPhone: Tips & tricks Learn how to properly clean and maintain your iPhone, both inside and out.


As we rely on our iPhones more and more, it’s important to keep them clean and functioning properly. Not only does regular cleaning improve the appearance of your device, but it also helps to prevent damage and prolong its lifespan. So, let’s go over some tips and tricks for cleaning your iPhone, both inside and out.

First, it’s important to know what materials and products to use when cleaning your iPhone. Apple recommends using a soft, lint-free cloth, such as a microfiber cloth, to wipe down the exterior of your device. Avoid using abrasive materials or cleaning solutions, as they can scratch or damage surfaces.

Made with soft, nonabrasive material, the Polishing Cloth cleans any Apple display, including nano-texture glass, safely and effectively.

Hardware cleaning

To clean the exterior, simply dampen your cloth with water and gently wipe down the device, paying extra attention to areas that tend to collect dirt and grime, such as the camera lens and buttons. If your iPhone has a case, make sure to clean it as well, as dirt and debris can accumulate here and cause damage to your device over time. Also, don’t forget to clean the SIM card tray and charging port. This can be done by using a toothpick or a special tool designed for this purpose.

Another tip is to use UV light sanitizer to clean your phone (not recommended for devices with OLED screens). This eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria from your phone, and is a good way to avoid the spread of germs and keep your device hygienic.

iOS performance

Another important step is to check out the health of internal memory and be free of any unnecessary files and data, such as old text messages, junk e-mail, spam SMS, old or repeated photos, and apps that you rarely open. This not only frees up space on your device, but it can also help improve its performance.

To do this, go to the “Settings” app and tap on “General”. From here, you can access the “Storage & iCloud Usage” option, where you can see a breakdown of how much storage space is being used by different types of files and data. You might be surprised by how much space you can have back.

iOS update

In addition to clearing out unnecessary files, it’s important to regularly update your iPhone’s software. Not only does this ensure you have the latest security patches and features, but it can also help improve performance and fix any bugs that may be causing your device to run slow or experience other issues.

Finally, it’s important to remember that regular cleaning and maintenance is key to keeping your iPhone in top condition. By following these tips and tricks, you can help prolong the lifespan of your device and ensure it remains in good working order for years to come.

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