How do I clean my iPhone

Clean iPhone

Here's how to clean your iPhone.

Can I clean the iPhone with disinfectants?
You can gently wipe the outside surfaces of the iPhone with a cleaning cloth dampened with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol or with Clorox disinfectant wipes. Don't use bleach. Be careful not to get moisture into openings and do not immerse iPhone in detergent.

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max.

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have a glass with the most modern, structured, matt surfaces. With the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 and iPhone 11, the structured glass complements the polished glass with the camera. With the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the textured glass on the back ensures an elegant look that is also robust, non-slip and feels good in the hand. With normal use, the textured glass may show evidence of material transfer from objects that come in contact with your iPhone, such as jeans or items in your pocket. A transfer of material might look like a scratch, but in most cases it can be removed.

If iPhone has come into contact with anything that could stain or cause other damage, such as paint, clean iPhone immediately. B. dirt or sand, ink, makeup, soap, detergent, acid or acidic foods or lotions. Follow these guidelines for cleaning:

  • Disconnect all cables and turn off iPhone.
  • Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth, e.g. B. a lens cloth.
  • If material remains, use a soft, lint-free cloth with warm, soapy water.
  • Make sure that no moisture gets into the openings.
  • Do not use cleaning products or compressed air.

Your iPhone has a grease-repellent (oleophobic) coating to protect against fingerprints. Cleaning products and abrasive materials will degrade the coating and can scratch your iPhone.

iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7

If iPhone has come into contact with anything that could stain or cause other damage, such as paint, clean iPhone immediately. B. dirt or sand, ink, makeup, soap, detergent, acid or acidic foods or lotions. Follow these guidelines:

  • Disconnect all cables and turn off iPhone.
  • Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth, e.g. B. a lens cloth.
  • Be careful not to let moisture enter the openings.
  • Do not use cleaning products or compressed air.

Your iPhone has a grease-repellent (oleophobic) coating to protect against fingerprints. The iPhone 8 and newer is coated on the front and back. The coating will thin out with normal use. Cleaning with abrasives will further reduce the coating and can scratch the iPhone.

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 5s

Clean iPhone immediately if it comes into contact with substances that can stain, such as ink, paint, makeup, dirt, food, oils, or lotions. To clean your iPhone, unplug all cables and turn it off. Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to let moisture enter the openings. Do not use glass cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia solutions, or abrasives to clean your iPhone. The fronts are made of glass and have a dirt and grease repellent (oleophobic) coating. Wipe the surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove fingerprints. The grease repellent effect of this coating diminishes over time with normal use. In addition, rubbing the display with an abrasive material further reduces the effect and can scratch the glass.

To clean the home button (so that Touch ID works optimally), wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth.

iPhone 5c

Clean iPhone immediately if it comes into contact with substances that can stain, such as ink, paint, makeup, dirt, food, oils, or lotions. To clean your iPhone, unplug all cables and turn it off. Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to let moisture enter the openings. Do not use glass cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia solutions, abrasive cleaners, or detergents containing hydrogen peroxide to clean iPhone. The fronts are made of glass and have a dirt and grease repellent (oleophobic) coating. Wipe the surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove fingerprints. The grease repellent effect of this coating diminishes over time with normal use. In addition, rubbing the display with an abrasive material further reduces the effect and can scratch the glass.

To remove any dirt that can build up around the opening of the SIM slot, use a soft, lint-free cloth to which you apply a very small amount of rubbing alcohol. Very carefully wipe the dirt out of the connection opening, being careful not to spill any liquid into the opening.

iPhone 5

Clean iPhone immediately if it comes into contact with substances that can stain, such as ink, paint, makeup, dirt, food, oils, or lotions. To clean your iPhone, unplug all cables and turn it off. Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to let moisture enter the openings. Do not use glass cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia solutions, abrasive cleaners, or detergents containing hydrogen peroxide to clean iPhone. The fronts are made of glass and have a dirt and grease repellent (oleophobic) coating. Wipe the surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove fingerprints. The grease repellent effect of this coating diminishes over time with normal use. In addition, rubbing the display with an abrasive material further reduces the effect and can scratch the glass.

iPhone 4s and iPhone 4

Clean iPhone immediately if it comes into contact with substances that can stain, such as ink, paint, makeup, dirt, food, oils, or lotions. To clean your iPhone, disconnect all cables and turn off your iPhone. (Press and hold the standby button, then move the slider on the screen.) Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to let moisture enter the openings. Do not use glass cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia solutions, abrasives, or detergents containing hydrogen peroxide to clean iPhone. The front and back are made of glass and have a dirt and grease repellent (oleophobic) coating. Wipe the surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove fingerprints. The grease repellent effect of this coating diminishes over time with normal use. In addition, rubbing the display with an abrasive material further reduces the effect and can scratch the glass.

iPhone 3GS

Clean iPhone immediately if it comes into contact with substances that can stain, such as ink, paint, makeup, dirt, food, oils, or lotions. To clean your iPhone, disconnect all cables and turn off your iPhone. (Press and hold the standby button, then move the slider on the screen.) Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to let moisture enter the openings. Do not use glass cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia solutions, abrasives, or detergents containing hydrogen peroxide to clean iPhone. The front is made of glass and has a dirt and grease repellent (oleophobic) coating. Wipe the surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove fingerprints. The grease repellent effect of this coating diminishes over time with normal use. In addition, rubbing the display with an abrasive material further reduces the effect and can scratch the glass.

iPhone 3G and iPhone (original iPhone)

To clean your iPhone, disconnect all cables and turn off your iPhone. (Press and hold the standby button, then move the on-screen slider.) Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Be careful not to let moisture enter the openings. Do not use glass cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia solutions, abrasive cleaners, or detergents containing hydrogen peroxide to clean iPhone.

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