Good as new: How to clean a transparent phone case

Yulia PoteriankoLife
A yellowed cover can be cleaned with improvised means.

A transparent smartphone case is a good solution if you want a beautifully coloured or specially designed gadget. But it does have a drawback. It will yellow over time. Fortunately, you can get rid of this yellowing.

As OBOZREVATEL found out, it can be done using quite affordable tools. Find them in almost every home.

Dishwashing Liquid

To use the dishwashing detergent, mix a few drops with enough warm water to completely immerse the dishwasher in it. Use an old toothbrush and rub the solution into all surfaces, holes and corners of the cover. After cleaning, rinse the item thoroughly to make sure there is no soapy foam left on it. Finally, wipe it clean and air dry it completely. Make sure there is not a drop of moisture left on it before you put it back on your smartphone.

Baking soda

This popular remedy works well because of its abrasiveness. It can also dissolve dirt and grease in combination. To take advantage of baking soda, remove the case from the phone, soak it in water, sprinkle baking soda on both sides and place it on a spread out towel. Then rub the item inside and out with a damp toothbrush. Make a circular motion and pay special attention to heavily soiled areas. Rinse and dry thoroughly after cleaning.

White vinegar

Baking soda works even better in conjunction with white vinegar. To harness the power of both, place the empty cover in a deep container and press something heavy against the bottom. Sprinkle two tablespoons of baking soda over the object, then slowly pour one cup of distilled white vinegar on top. If the case is not completely submerged in the liquid, add more vinegar. Leave the case to soak in the vinegar for several hours. Afterwards, rinse it well and don't forget to dry it.


Medical alcohol will not only clean the case but will also disinfect it as it is in constant contact with your hands and is obviously contaminated with germs. Apply medical alcohol to a microfibre cloth or use a premade alcohol wipe. Wipe the cover in the front and back and at all openings and corners. Then wipe off any residual alcohol with a dry microfibre cloth. Alcohol dries fairly quickly, but allow the case to rest outdoors before putting it back on.

OBOZREVATEL previously told how to safely cool an overheated smartphone.

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