Keeping your iPhone clean.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ozzyman500, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    I have a 3G and yes I'm a germ-a-phobe. I had no idea it had water sensors in the headphone jack and the connector. Before I became a member of this site I probably wiped my phone down with a cleaning cloth at least once a week all over the place. So whenever I upgrade to a 3GS in the future, how do you keep the phone sanitary, like say if you get sick, obviously you want to get rid of those germs. I don't want my sensors tripped and my warranty screwed first week I have it. Any tips?
  2. lavinci macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    Try not to use it in any places that is humid, such as a beach or your bathroom while showering. As for the sanitary part, I don't think you can do anything about that there since phones are one of the most germ-catching items because they touch literally everywhere all the time. My friend is also a germ-a-phobe, but the phone isn't a concern unless you want to just leave it in a ziploc bag and text/call with the phone in the bag.
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I keep my phone in the case mostly and every now and then I'll wipe it down with a Microfiber.
  4. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Well you said you wiped it down before you knew the sensors were there, just do the same thing you have been doing, but more carful. Obviously what you have been doing hasnt harmed the phone.
  5. PeterKG macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    I wipe mine down with Clorox Wipes, and just make sure not to go near the ports. These clean and disinfect at the same time. Then I polish it dry with a cloth.
  6. 22Hz macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Germaphobes crack me up.

    Are you trying to cripple your immune system? Germs are ok.
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    The people that clean their phones for sanitary reasons: Do you get sick easily or are you seriously just afraid of germs?

    I've never cleaned my phone except to get fingerprints/smudges off the screen. Never had a problem.
  8. BullittMustang macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2008
    Ok, I guess this will not fly with a germophobe,but after showering I use my damp towel and give the phone a good wipe down. Then polish with my T-shirt. It comes out like brand new! Try it.
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    +1. It's just a phone, which only I touch. My germs. That are on me.
  10. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
  11. 22Hz macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007
    That is the future Purell has created.

    The old boogeyman, socialism, is dead. The new boogeymen are germs.:eek:
  12. ozzyman500 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Sorry but people are just gross.
  13. rebecca.x macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I just wipe mine down with a microfiber cloth both the screen and the back (despite the fact that I have a silicon case the back gets horribly dirty sometimes, god knows how). And if I get something on it ill just wipe it off with a slightly damp tissue or a wet wipe.
  14. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    This, but a little more sensitively :)

    I'm not in any way, shape or form a germaphobe, nor do I take asprin when I have a headache, or take any kind of medicine really and I'm hardly ever sick. Not to say that's the only reason I'm like this, but numerous studies have proved that we are over-medicating, especially our children.
  15. musr macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    heh- a few weeks ago in toucharcade forums there was a post where everyone was bragging about using their iPhone while on the throne.
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Uh, when it's a hot day and I get sweat all over the phone and then it dries there leaving a salty film on the screen... that has nothing to do with germs.

    It's just gross and makes the screen hard to see. But yeah, cleaning it off is a bad thing. :rolleyes:

    I use water, btw. Just keep it out of the audio jack and the dock connector and you'll be fine.

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