How to clean a phone screen or how to clean an iPad screen

Very few people can cope without a phone. It is likely to be the object we touch most often. Not surprising they become dirty. It means you have to clean the screen of your phone on a regular basis. The same applies to tablets. Touch screens become smudged with greasy fingers. Cleaning a phone regularly is not a luxury. Phones and iPads are often a source of bacteria. In short, cleaning your beautiful Samsung or iPhone is the safe thing to do. We provide you with tips and a checklist for cleaning your mobile or iPad, so you can use them safely again.

Why clean an android phone, a tablet or any other mobile?


First of all, it is good to clean your phone or tablet because you can see better. Greasy fingerprints can really smudge the screen. Cleaning the lens of your phone will make for better photos. Cleaning your phone or iPad is safer too. A phone is often a source of bacteria. Consider how often you put your phone down, or where you put it down! Outside too. Disinfecting your phone regularly is a good idea. Cleaning a tablet screen is just as important. It is often used by more than one person. And all those fingers can transfer bacteria.

How to clean a mobile phone screen with convenient HG products

How to clean your phone screen? It is easy to clean your tablet or iPhone with the products of HG. We have HG screen cleaner for cleaning the screen of a phone or a tablet. This product makes cleaning your tablet or phone screen a breeze. 

How to clean an iPad or a mobile phone screen:

  1. Spray the product on the screen once or a few times. Don't spray too much. The liquid should not be dripping. 
  2. Clean and dry the screen with a soft and lint-free cloth. For example a microfibre cloth.
  3. If the smudges are pretty bad, use a little more liquid and rub it onto smudge in rotating motions. 

How to clean a mobile phone with alternative products

Our products work quickly and safely to clean your tablet or telephone. There are some alternative products you can use too. We cannot guarantee that they work. You use them at your own risk.

1. Clean a tablet or phone screen with washing-up liquid

If you want to know how to wipe an iPhone clean, you could try water and washing-up liquid. It goes without saying that you can also use this to clean the screen of other smartphones. Moisten a lint-free cloth with a little water and washing-up liquid. Wipe your screen clean and dry it off. It is better not to use kitchen roll or a tea towel. They can be a little coarser and cause scratches.

2. Remove dirt from connections

Cleaning your phone includes cleaning the connectors. You can do that blowing hard into them. You can also straighten a paperclip and wrap it with some sticky tape with the sticky side on the outside. Be careful that you don't damage anything.

Which products should you avoid for cleaning your phone or iPad?

There are some products that are better not to use for cleaning a tablet or a mobile:

  1. Vinegar is a commonly used cleaning product. However, it is not good for cleaning your phone screen. Vinegar is corrosive. It will clean a screen or touch screen, but it can also become dull.
  2. Ammonia is a good grease remover but it is too aggressive for cleaning your phone or tablet. So it is better not to use that either.
  3. You can clean an iPhone or iPad with soap, but please be sure you wipe off the soap properly. Otherwise, a thin layer remains that means your touchscreen no longer works properly.

Clean an android phone or an iPhone: Checklist

When you clean your mobile it is good to use a checklist. It means cleaning your iPhone is quickly done and you don't forget anything:

  1. Wash your hands before you start cleaning your phone.
  2. Do you have a cover on your phone? Remove it before you start cleaning your phone
  3. It is extremely important that you switch off the phone before you start cleaning it.
  4. Now you can clean your mobile phone. Start with the ports. Use a paperclip with sticky tape or blow it clean.
  5. Now you can clean the phone screen with water and washing-up liquid or you can use HG screen cleaner. Ideally, you use a lint-free cloth.
  6. Also clean the back of the phone. For that you can also use HG screen cleaner. 
  7. Your telephone is completely clean again. Don't forget to clean your cover before you put it back on the phone.

Clean a tablet, such as an iPad: checklist

Would you like to clean a tablet, such as an iPad? Logically that is pretty similar to cleaning a phone. A few things to remember:

  1. Wash your hands before you start cleaning the screen.
  2. Remove the cover before you start cleaning. 
  3. It is extremely important that you switch off the tablet before you start cleaning it.
  4. With a tablet, start by wiping off any dust or sand on the screen.
  5. Now clean the screen. Use some water and washing-up liquid or use HG screen cleaner
  6. Now you can clean the port of the tablet. Use a paperclip with sticky tape or blow it clean.
  7. Also clean the back of the tablet. That can also be done with HG screen cleaner. 
  8. Your tablet is completely clean again. Don't forget to clean your cover before you put it back on the tablet.

If you have a good tip for cleaning a phone or a tablet, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about how to clean a mobile phone screen

Why should I clean my tablet or mobile phone?

You touch a phone or tablet incredibly often. It makes them dirty, and they can become a source of bacteria.

How do I clean my phone?

You can clean your tablet or phone:

  • By cleaning the screen with water and washing-up liquid
  • By blowing clean the ports or using a paperclip with sticky tape

Which steps to use to clean my tablet or mobile phone?

You clean your phone or tablet as follows:

  • Wash your hands first.
  • Remove any covers.
  • Switch the phone or tablet off.
  • With a phone you start with the ports. With a tablet you start by making the screen dust-free.
  • Clean the tablet or phone screen.
  • Clean the back of the tablet or phone.
  • On a tablet, you clean the ports last.
  • Put the phone or tablet back. 

Which HG product do you have for cleaning a tablet or a phone screen?

We have HG screen cleaner to clean the screen of a phone or a tablet.



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