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Your cell phone probably gets lots of use each day, leaving it in need of regular cleaning. This is a page about cleaning a cell phone.


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May 20, 2019

I have found a use for the extra powder-puff I have been keeping. It is the type that goes in powder compacts that you would keep in a purse. They work really well at gently moving dust off of a phone screen ;)

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December 5, 2017

Use an eraser to clean off the phone, just like you're erasing something on paper. Then go over it with a soft cloth.

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August 6, 2007

I have a few ink stains on my mobile that came from a pen but i can't seem to get them out can anybody help? The stains are on the outside.

Arainn from Scotland,uk


By Jean (Guest Post)
August 7, 20070 found this helpful

Put a little rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) on a cloth or piece of cotton and rub gently. The ink should disappear.

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August 8, 20070 found this helpful

Hairspray usually does the trick for removing ink stains for me. Just put a little on a cotton ball and rub the ink out.

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August 8, 20070 found this helpful

Hairspray > spray onto a tissue and wipe the inky areas > should come off easily. Might take a couple of trys...Good Luck

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August 9, 20070 found this helpful


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By missanimalcracker (Guest Post)
August 13, 20070 found this helpful

Isopropal alcohol and hairspray will remove pen. Alcohol will remove even permanent marker. Caution though, don't use hairspray on your not-glass glasses ;)

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May 23, 2009

How can I remove paint from the outside of my cell phone, without damaging it?

By taylor from Lexington, SC


May 23, 20090 found this helpful

You might could try rubbing a bit of hand cleaner on it like used in men's garage that stuff gets off anything, sold at dollar store for $1

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May 24, 20090 found this helpful

Take a Q-tip and dip it into finger nail polish remover. Use that on your cell phone, it would be easier to clean and you wouldn't have to worry about getting too much liquid on your phone and ruining it.

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May 29, 20090 found this helpful

I would NOT use fingernail polish remover. It might damage the cellphone finish. You might try cigarette lighter fluid.


It will not damage the finish. The hand cleaner is a great tip. (One brand is Goop.) If you use the hand cleaner, leave it on the phone for several hours.

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September 23, 2008

My husband accidentally got super glue all over the back of his cellphone where the battery is. Does anyone have any idea what I can use to get this off?



By Cindy (Guest Post)
September 23, 20080 found this helpful

Nail polish remover with acetone in it.

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September 23, 20080 found this helpful

The only thing that I know of that removes super glue is acetone. Having said that, it also eats plastic of every kind.


Is is just a matter of the glue being dried on the phone, or did it glue shut the battery door? Is the phone still under warantee? Maybe the manufacturer will take pity upon him. ~;0)

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September 26, 20080 found this helpful

Acetone doesn't eat plastic of every kind - you can buy it in a plastic bottle. That doesn't mean it won't eat your cell phone plastic, but at this point a little marred plastic is probably better than the glue.

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April 9, 2012

How can I get my cell phone cleaned up a bit? I have used a wet napkin with some dish soap and that does not work. Any suggestions?

By Lynn from Pottsville, PA


April 9, 20120 found this helpful

I clean my cell phone and my computer keyboard with alcohol and cotton swabs. The swabs fit in between the keys, and the alcohol dissolves just about any "stuff" on them.


Also, the alcohol evaporates quickly. The only drawback is the smell, but it does not last long. When I am out of alcohol, I have used body spray ( used after the shower) as it contains alcohol. Smells better too.

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