How to clean a phone case: tips for different materials

Yulia PoteriankoLife
The method of cleaning the cover should be chosen depending on the material from which it is made

A case is an important accessory to protect your cell phone from scratches, dirt, and bumps. And it also comes into contact with different surfaces and hands, picking up everything it touches, including potentially harmful bacteria and viruses. That's why it needs to be cleaned regularly.

How to do it correctly, taking into account the material from which the case was made, figured out OBOZREVATEL. Here are the main methods. They will need only inexpensive and accessible materials.


Silicone cases are probably the most popular. They well protect the phone from shocks, can be a variety of colors and designs, and you can take a transparent version, if you want to show off the stylish body of the gadget. But the transparent covers have a significant drawback - they turn yellow.

Clean silicone better not abrasives, so as not to scratch the surface. The easiest way to do this is to use warm soapy water with a microfiber cloth and a soft brush. Remove the cover and rinse it under warm water, then apply some mild soap to the cover and rub with a brush. Always clean all areas of the cover, including edges and corners.

Finally, dry the cover with a microfiber cloth and allow it to air dry for several hours. If there is a stain on it, you can try to remove it with bleach, white vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, or baking soda. Leave the chosen remedy on the stain for a few minutes and then rinse it off with water.


Plastic covers are stiffer than silicone covers, but offer a larger selection of designs. The ideal way to clean this type of cover is to use a soapy solution with a microfiber cloth. Soak the cloth in the solution and squeeze and gently wipe the item until it is clean.

Chlorine bleach can be used to disinfect and remove stains. But you'll need to test it on an inconspicuous part of the cover beforehand. Finally, dry the cover thoroughly.

Leather and Fur

Covers are usually made of artificial materials imitating leather or fur. They need a similar approach to care. Wipe the object with a microfiber cloth moistened in water, making circular motions with it. Work carefully so as not to stretch the material in the process. Also, avoid excessive water, as this can damage the surface.

If the cover is very dirty, you can use a special cleaner for leather or fur, strictly following the manufacturer's instructions. Thorough drying at the end is a must.


Wooden cases are not very common on the mobile accessory market precisely because they require special care. In particular, the use of special products or vegetable oil. The product is applied in small portions to a microfiber cloth and gently rubbed into the wooden surface. Stains on such covers can be treated with white vinegar. In the end, the thing is wiped with a paper towel and left in the open air for a couple of hours to evaporate all the moisture.

How to keep your phone case clean

Clean the case regularly. Cleaning at least once a week will keep bacteria and dirt from building up. For quick cleaning, spray some alcohol on the case and wipe with a dry microfiber cloth.

Avoid using harsh cleaning agents. They can damage the case. Always check such substances for safety in an inconspicuous place in case you need to use them.

Protect the case from direct sunlight. They can damage or deform the thing. Especially if it is made of leather or plastic.

Do not expose the case for cell phone cover to liquids. If water gets on it, wipe it off with a dry cloth or paper towel. Also, unless it is silicone, do not immerse the case in water or any other liquid, as this may damage it.

Change the case regularly. Although cell phone cases are designed to last a long time, it is important to change them regularly to keep your cell phone protected and in good condition.

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