More than 90% of phones & touchscreen devices harbor bacteria.
1 in 6 phones are contaminated with fecal matter.
Your phone is 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
Phones and touchscreens are filthy—and can make you sick. Consider this: we touch more surfaces than any generation in history. Your phone and other touchscreen tech are some of the most frequently touched surfaces, providing warm, inviting environments for pathogens to grow.
"...you're picking up germs all the time on your hands and fingers, putting them on your cellphone and bringing them close to your nose, mouth or eyes."
Dr. Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology @ University of Arizona
Hot Spots for Germs
Handles & Knobs
Keep It Clean
The healthiest thing you can do for your touchscreen device and yourself is clean it frequently and properly. But your touchable tech is not cheap, so how do you keep it clean without damaging it?
DO clean your phone and touchscreen devices regularly—especially after use in public spaces.
DO clean the front, back, and sides of your handheld devices.
DO clean cases, earbuds, and accessories that you frequently touch.
Spraying can expose your device to too much liquid, leaving spots on your screen or causing damage.
Wipes are wet. Really wet. Overwetting can leave streaks and requires a secondary cloth to get your device totally clean and dry.
The active ingredient of big-brand wipes is benzalkonium chloride (a type of ammonium salt) and can damage sensitive oleophobic screen coatings. Further, this active agent has been found to be less effective versus alcohol in battling germs such as coronavirus source.
Microfiber cloths are great for removing dirt and lint from screens, but they can also pick up bacteria and other germs. Every time you reuse a microfiber cloth, you risk reinfecting your device.
Germs can easily spread to you—via your device—if you let others handle it.
We have all done it. But using your phone in the bathroom—especially a public one—can contaminate your touchscreen.
What is an Oleophobic coating?
an ultra-thin nano coating used on nearly all touchscreens that repels oils, helping to prevent fingerprints on glass panels. If this coating wears down or is removed, you could end up with smudges that don't easily go away. Using rough materials or harsh chemicals to clean your device will break down the oleophobic coating.
Easy to Use
Wipe Your Device Clean
(Optional: Wait for the Wipe to Dry)
Polish for a Streak-free Finish
Use uck-off® wipes regularly to help keep your touchscreen device and you healthy.