The smartphone is by now our loyal companion of every day. We bring it with us at university, at work, at the bar, during sports and in many other circumstances. We use it to call, send SMS, chat with friends, surf the net, and the more you put it. So there is little to be surprised if, in the long run, body and display can be dirty, dirty jetty, and the iPhone, the Apple home phone, is no exception. That’s why I decided to write this dedicated tutorial, just about how to clean iPhone .

In the following lines I will simply indicate, in a simple but detailed way, everything that can be done to be able to wipe the body and display of the “melafonino” so that it will be “Lindo and pinto” as it just extracted from sales package (as far as possible, obviously). These are very simple operations to do, but for the placement of which it is always good to put the right degree of attention and prudence in order to avoid accidents or in any case to compromise the proper functioning of the device.

So if you, like so many other users, are interested in the issue, I suggest you grab your iPhone and immediately start focusing on reading this article all about the cleanup topic. At the end you will see, you will be able to tell you very happy and satisfied with what you learned as well as, of course, being able to put your Apple smartphone up and running again. Good “work” and good reading!

Preliminary operations

Before explaining how to do this to get rid of the iPhone, there are some preliminary steps that you should take to make all of the steps that are listed below in a correct way and, obviously, to avoid the disadvantages and malfunctions of the device itself and any equipment and / or accessories that may be connected as well as to simplify the cleaning procedure.

To begin with, try disconnecting any external power source and all connected devices and cables from the drive, then turn off the iPhone. To do this, just press and hold the  power button  (the one on the right side of the device on iPhone 6 and up or up on the right on all the other previous iPhone models) for a few seconds, wait appears on the screen a scroll button with scroll scroll to turn it off , press it over and drag it to the left while holding down. If you are using an iPhone X, to turn off the device with the On / Off button You also need to hold down the key to increase the volume.

Once you have turned off the mousepad, then remove any attachments that are applied and / or attached to it as well as, of course, the cover  (if you use it) and the  protective film  (if used, taking into account the fact that most likely removing the product will be unusable and you will need to replace it with a new one).


Let’s see what material is needed to clean the iPhone. To remove any dirt from the shell and screen of the Apple smartphone, you do not need to make any special investment and have a specific equipment. In fact, there are enough simple “tools” that you already have, or if you do not, you can find it without spending an exorbitant amount at any electronics store, supermarket, or even online on the Internet.

What you need is a simple  microfiber cloth  (such as the one generally used to clean the eyeglass lenses), preferably antistatic and that does not leave lenses on the device. Alternatively, you can use a  woolen cloth or a  suede skin cloth that is both suitable for the purpose. What I strongly advise you to do is use abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, compressed air, and other things that would damage your device.

For the rest, there is no need to use detergents. This is because iPhones feature a fingerprint-proof fingerprint coating on the front and back (depending on the iPhone models). This coating is consumed with time and normal usage, and cleaning products and abrasive materials will further consume the coating and could scratch the iPhone.

In the remote case where cleaning alone with a cloth would not be enough and if you just hold it, you can create yourself a gentle cleansing solution that can make it comfortable to completely remove dust, dirt and other dirt traces. The ideal solution is  pure distilled water  but if the iPhone is particularly dirty, you can also create a compound made up of  50% distilled water  and  50% white vinegar .

Cleaning the back

Cleaning the backOnce you find all the material you need, you are finally ready to go to the real action by going to clean your iPhone. As far as the back, then the  body , the camera , the edges , the buttons and the side slits, grabs the microfibre cloth mentioned above (or, depending on what you own, that in dehumid or leather suede) and rub it repeatedly but delicately on the parts in question.

If you notice debris (eg dust grains) on the device, before moving the removable cloth blowing over, always very delicate, especially close to the area where the camera is located. Keep in mind that if you do not do it and still go over the cloth to perform the cleaning operation you may scratch the device for it … be careful!

If you notice the sticky dirt that you just did not want to know about coming out, you can use the above-mentioned solution of distilled water mixed with white vinegar in percentages already indicated. Use it slightly by moistening the cloth and passing it on the body of the device, always very gently, avoiding, however, avoiding camera, side buttons and slots on the sides.

Then use the piece of cloth that you did not wet to dry the iPhone and let it dry your device on a table or any other flat, clean surface for a few minutes.

At the end of the operation, remember to rinse well the cloth used for cleaning under a stream of warm water and let it dry for a few hours. Proceeding this way, remove any dust or dirt traces from the cloth, and you will be able to use it again without any trouble cleaning the display (as I explained in the next step) as well as for future cleaning of the body itself.

If anything is not clear to you or if you still think you need more information on how to do it, you can also consult the dedicated page for cleaning all the commercially-owned iPhone models attached to the Apple Internet site support section. If you want some video indication, you can take a look at YouTube but I recommend, try to stay away from unlikely methods and “miraculous” solutions (such as rubbing the iPhone with toothpaste and toothpaste … believe me, it does not work at all and it hurts herself so well!).

Front cleaning

Front cleaningAs for the front side , ie the display , the front camera , the sensors , the loudspeaker and the Home key , to clean it, always grab the microfibre cloth, the one in leather or camouflage leather and use it passing it over the screen and other parts just mentioned in a gentle manner, by moving movements.

If after a while you notice that there are still dirt or dirt traces on your iPhone display, repeat the cleaning operation more than once. Even in the case of the display, if you notice dust or other debris before removing the cloth, remove it simply by blowing it over, always with the utmost delicacy, so that they do not hurt the display during the operation of the rubbing with the cloth.

If the dirt on the screen of the melon does not want to know how to go away, you can use the above-mentioned DIY solution without spraying the liquid directly on the device as it could penetrate inside it and compromise its smooth operation. What I suggest to do is instead, as seen for the body, moisten the cloth in use and gently pass it on the front of the iPhone, mostly on the display, trying to avoid front camera, sensors, loudspeaker and Home key.

Then use the non-damp cloth side to dry the screen, always making delicate and circular movements on it then leave it on a flat, dirt-free surface for a few minutes waiting for it to dry.

After cleaning the screen, as in the previous step, wipe the cloth used under warm running water and let it dry for a few hours. This way you will remove the dirt residues accumulated on it and you will also be able to serve it again in the future.

For more information and details, you can always refer to the Apple Support page on the company website that I’ve linked to in the past cleaning section of the present iPhone and you can take a peek at YouTube to find video directions.

Cleaning the case

Cleaning the caseYou usually protect your mobile phone with a case and besides wiping the iPhone you want to understand how to proceed in the case of covers? No problem, I can explain this too! Below you can find out how to proceed depending on the type of protection you own. Please, however, always remove the iPhone from the cover before cleaning it.

  • Clean the Silicone Case – Use only a soft, slightly moistened, lint-free cloth to clean the inside and outside of the case.
  • Clean the Leather Case – Use a clean, soft cloth with warm water and a gentle soap for your hands to clean the case. You can also use a mild detergent with a dry clean cloth. However, keep in mind that the operation of this operation and / or the use of detergents and skin care products may change the color of the cover.
  • Wipe Smart Battery Case and Other Battery Cover – Always use a soft, slightly moistened, lint-free cloth to clean the outside of the case. Do the same for the Internal Lightning Connector.