How to Clean: TV Screen, Laptop and Phone

I know, at some point you have to wipe your main electronic devices. Too afraid to try your own method? Don’t you worry. In this article, I will explain how to clean your monitor, cell phone screen and tv screen.

In this article you will find:

  • How to Clean: TV Screen
  • How to Clean: Laptop
    • How to Clean the Outside Case
    • How to Clean your Monitor
    • How to Clean your Keyboard
    • Last Touch
  • How to Clean: Cell Phone Screen
    • How to Clean Apple Phones
    • How to Clean Samsung Phones
    • How to Clean Huawei Phones
  • Conclusion

Nowadays, monitors and screens are extremely flat and sophisticated. The quality of these devices enhanced a lot in the last few years. This is great news for all the tech fans, but can also be annoying when it comes to doing maintenance on them. In fact, along with great development goes the incredible fragility of these tools that can very easily get ruined if not touched or wiped in the proper way.

Before even starting putting your hands on any of these devices to clean them, make sure to wash your hands! This is very important. In fact, wiping with dusty hands is going to produce even more dirt that will end up on your device, creating a bad moisture that will not leave easily. For this reason: Wash your hands first!

How to Clean: TV Screen

Oh this is such a common thing! You just got your new big screen at home, but you don’t know how to wipe it properly without damaging it. It’s such a tricky situation, but we’re about to help you! Don’t you worry, we’re about to explain how to clean a tv screen.

First of all, turn your TV off, so it’ll be easier to spot any smudges. 

Take a soft cloth, not a napkin as it might scratch the TV, and make sure to wipe the TV making circular movements without applying too much pressure on the surface of the TV.

A perfect cloth to do so, is the one that you’d use to clean your glasses.

If after doing so, your TV screen still remains a bit “dusty”, you might want to consider spraying a bit of distilled water on the cloth. The cloth should now be able to get rid of all the smudges on the screen. Then, make sure to dry the screen with another soft cloth.

Before proceeding the process of wiping your TV screen, make sure to check for any recommendations in the owner’s manual.

How to Clean: Laptop

If you are a professional, cleaning your laptop is the key to not cause a drop of the performances of your main working device. Also, if you have a work from home job, so there’s no IT person that would take care of your device, you really need to remember this information. We’re about to show you how to clean a laptop.

When it comes to cleaning your laptop, it’s always good to follow standard procedures, such as the one that we’re about to suggest. Laptops can be very fragile, so make sure to handle it carefully and to not leave any wet surfaces at the end of the process.

We’re about to show you a good method that generally works well without ruining components. Check the user’s manual for any other recommendations.

How to Clean the Outside Case

The external parts of your laptops are the easiest to clean, but also the easiest to get dirty. So, make sure to wipe them frequently if you want to keep your laptop “germ-free”.

To clean the case of your laptop, pour a little bit of kitchen liquid in a bowl with some water (around two cups). Mix and dip a cloth into the soapy water. Squeeze the cloth and give a good wipe to the case of your laptop. Then, dry all the wet parts using a new cloth.

How to Clean your Monitor

This part of the laptop is very delicate. You don’t want to push the screen of your laptop too much. Be careful and make sure to follow our guidelines. 

To clean the monitor of your laptop, you could use the same soapy water that you made for the case of your laptop, but first try to simply use a dry soft cloth. If the monitor doesn’t get very clean, try soaking your soft cloth into the soapy water, but make sure to squeeze it enough afterwards to get rid of as much water as you can. Make sure to remove all the traces of soap, then dry with a new soft cloth.

How to Clean your Keyboard

The keyboard is usually the dirtiest part of a laptop. When you clean it, it’s very important to make sure not to drop some water underneath the keys.

First of all, shake the keyboard to make all the big pieces of dirt fall out.

Now, people usually suggest blowing the keyboard using one of those cans of compressed air that you can find on the market. This compressed air can is definitely a good example. We totally recommend that. However, there’s also a different solution for those of you that don’t own or want to buy the can of compressed air. You could use your hairdryer, making sure to NOT blow warm air on the keys. This is crucial, if you decide to go for the hairdryer solution, make sure to blow only COLD AIR.

Once all the dust is gone from your keyboard you want to wipe all the keys with a wet cloth. Remember, you don’t want water to go underneath the keys, so ideally you would not use the soapy water that you made for the other parts of the laptop.

A good solution for this, is using some alcohol wipes that you can easily find on Amazon, like these ones. But, you could also consider getting a soft cloth and soak it into pure alcohol (usually sold under the name ethanol). 

The reason why we want to use alcohol instead of soap on this part of the laptop is that alcohol evaporates almost immediately, so it doesn’t go underneath the keys of your laptop.

This is also a good technique for external keyboards and mouses.

Last Touch

You probably already have a can of compressed air, or alternatively, a hairdryer. Make sure to blow some COLD air into all the external ports of the laptop, to blow out the dust that is stuck inside of them.

How to Clean: Cell Phone Screen

Cleaning smartphones can be a lot trickier than what it actually seems to be. Plus, nowadays mobile phones are very sophisticated and expensive. This means that you really don’t want to take the risk of wiping the screen of your smartphone with the wrong product. We’re about to show you how to clean a cell phone screen.

The case of smartphones is very peculiar compared to tv screens and laptops, where you can trust the standard procedures that we’ve suggested above. When it comes to smartphones, it’s always better to follow the official guidelines that the sellers offer on their official websites. In this case, we’ve collected all the tips offered by the main producers, specifically Apple, Samsung and Huawei. 

In case you have a different phone, don’t be afraid to reach out at info@jobwherever.com, we’ll be happy to help!

How to Clean Apple Phones

It’s very well known that Apple products normally require great care. Fortunately, Apple has published a list with the right procedure on their official website to take proper care of their products (mainly phones).

Here some tips offered by Apple to take care of their products:

  • Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items. 
  • Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage. 
  • Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables.
  • Keep liquids away from the product, unless otherwise noted for specific products.
  • Don’t get moisture into any openings.
  • Don’t use aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives.
  • Don’t spray cleaners directly onto the item.

On their website, Apple highlights that it’s very important to use a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. They also add that “you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents. Don’t use on fabric or leather surfaces.”

You can find the full list on Official Apple guidelines.

How to Clean Samsung Phones

Samsung has also published a page on their website, showing all the main guidelines to take care of their Galaxy Smartphones. 

According to Samsung’s Website, these are a few guidelines to follow to clean your phone properly:

  • Before cleaning, power down your Galaxy smartphone, remove any case or cover, and unplug any cables or accessories.
  • Use a soft, lint free, microfiber cloth such as a camera lens cleaning cloth to gently wipe the exterior surface of the phone.
  • Avoid getting moisture in any opening and do not apply liquid solutions directly to your phone. If necessary, dampen the corner of your cloth with a small amount of distilled water or disinfectant, such as a hypochlorous acid – based (50-80ppm) or alcohol-based (more than 70% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol) product, and gently wipe the front and back of your phone without applying too much pressure. Avoid excessive wiping.
  • Do not use compressed air, and do not apply or spray bleaches or liquid solutions directly on your phone.
  • This cleaning recommendation is only intended for the glass, ceramic and metal surfaces of your phone; it is not recommended for soft accessories, i.e. those that are made of leather, rubber or plastic.

Here is the official webpage where you can find all Samsung Official Guidelines.

How to Clean Huawei Phones

Here the guidelines offered on Huawei’s official website

According to the official website “Huawei phones are made of numerous components which require different cleaning materials and methods. The following method does not apply to leather covers and protective cases.”

On the website it is highlighted that “To clean and sterilize the surface-level (including the screen and the cover) of your phone”. You have to follow a list of bullet points that are pretty much the same ones advised by Apple and Samsung. Here’s the official list published on Huawei’s official website:

  • Before cleaning your phone, please disconnect your phone from any external power supplies, power it off, wait for the phone to completely cool down, and keep it away from fire and water.
  • Remove the protective case and other accessories.
  • Prepare an alcohol pad, or spray an appropriate amount of 75% medical alcohol onto a soft lint-free cloth. (If you can squeeze water drops from the soft cloth, you spray too much).
  • Gently wipe the screen, rear cover, and sides of the phone from top to bottom. Do not wipe the areas around ports, slits, or the flash light.
  • Leaving the phone to dry completely for at least 5 minutes before you use it.

Conclusion

We’ve just shown you how to clean your monitor, tv screen and laptop. Hopefully you’ve learned new procedures that will be useful for you to not ruin your devices.

Remember that electronic devices need good maintenance in order to last longer. For this reason we’d recommend you to take the time to wipe your screens and your smartphone every month. This way, you’ll make sure to own germ-free devices that will last longer and work perfectly. 

It’s also great that the main producers of these electronic devices finally published some proper guidelines on their websites. You can be sure that we’ll keep those guidelines updated as soon as they’d change on the official websites. We’ve shared all the links to those pages with you, so don’t forget to have a look at them for a deeper understanding on how to clean a cell phone screen properly!

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