Let’s get it out in public; your phone is Filthy, as it carries ten times more germs than a toilet seat. Given the current COVID-19 situation, cleaning your phone is becoming even more important. Here we have a complete guide on disinfecting your phone and how to clean a clear phone case to get rid of yellow stains.
Let’s check it out.
How to clean your phone?
Before you begin the cleaning process, you need to check the manufacturer’s website for any specific instructions in order to avoid damaging your case or device.
Some common instructions to clean your device are as follows:
- Avoid excessive wiping
- Use a soft, lint-free cloth
- Unplug cables, devices, and all other power sources
- Keep any liquid away from the device
- Do not let moisture seep into openings
- Avoid bleaches, abrasives, and aerosol sprays
- Avoid using spray cleaning methods directly onto the device.
Why Do Clean Cases Turn Yellow?
A clear case turned yellow looks too ugly to use. There are a lot of reasons why clear cases turn yellow. One of the biggest reasons behind this is ultraviolet rays from the sun. If you use your smartphone outside constantly, the phone case will start to turn yellow after continual exposure to sunlight.
Other than UV radiations, exposure to visible light, humidity, high temperatures, and solvents are also some causes that can age polymers and plastics. In addition to this regular friction in normal use, sweat or oil in hand and face can cause the oxidation reaction, eventually turning the phone case yellow. The yellow stain of clear phone covers has no impact on their durability or hardness.
How to clean a clear silicone phone case?
In this era of digitalization, what is that one thing which is always close to you? Yes, you are right, your smartphone. Smartphones have become so important these days that we cannot imagine stepping out of the house without carrying our phones in the pocket.
If you have a pretty color phone, then using a clear phone case is going to look the absolute best. However, a clear phone case often turns yellow after using it for a few weeks or months.
So how can you clean a clear phone case to get rid of yellow stains? Let’s find out below. Here we have listed some of the best methods to get rid of yellow stains from your clear phone case.
Soap water or laundry detergent
This is one of the most frequently used methods to clean your phone case. You can use any one of these ingredients- laundry detergent or soapy water. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, clean the case lightly to wipe off all the yellow stains.
Note- Yellow stains made with dirt can be removed easily from phone cases. However, if your silicone phone case has turned yellow because of plastic oxidation, it cannot be reversed.
Bleach water can turn colored things white or colorless, which is why it is an effective method to clean a clear silicone phone case. Before you begin with this method, here are a few things that you need to arrange- plastic gloves, apron, disposable mask.
All these essentials are needed to protect your skin because the beach is irritating and corrosive. Follow the instructions mentioned on the packaging to dilute bleach in the right proportion.
Most bleach water is featured with sterilization. Soak your clean phone case in bleach, let it dry in a well-ventilated place, and wipe it clear. Like the abe method, you cannot reverse yellowing due to oxidation.
Toothpaste not only helps in making our teeth clean and white, but it is also used to clean sneakers and even a clear phone case.
Coat our silicone phone cover with toothpaste and repeatedly rub all over using a cleaning cloth. Toothpaste will easily get rid of coffee or tea stains and small scratches on the surface of mobile phones. However, it is not effective in treating plastic oxidation.
Alcohol contains a strong cleaning ability. Due to the strong volatilization and decontamination properties of alcohol, it can dry out automatically after wiping off the phone case. Unlike water, it cannot penetrate into machines and cause short circuits.
Let your yellow or stained phone case soak in alcohol for 10 minutes, now rub the stains repeatedly.
We hope this guide was helpful to you. try any of the above-mentioned methods and share your reviews in the comments below.