Cleaning your Cell Phone Qwerty Keyboard

Cleaning Cell Phone Qwerty Keyboard – Cleaning Cell Phone

Cleaning_cell_ phoneCell phones are extremely popular and useful nowadays. Life without them seems impossible to the new generations. Once accustomed to such a commodity, we can hardly imagine our lives without it. There are all sorts of devices, from regular ones to smartphones and they have different keypads. Today QWERTY keyboards are very popular. They ensure faster work with the device. However, they are also a trap for numerous germs, grime and dirt. Cellphones are claimed to be as dirty as a toilet bowl. This shouldn’t come as a surprise then that these devices need to be cleaned every now and then. Providing an efficient wash to your mobile phone is necessary as it is one of the most used gadgets. Unfortunately, people rarely wash them. As a result of this, the germs that build upon them may cause rashes, various infections and other sicknesses if they get to your skin.

For this reason, we suggest you give your cellphone qwerty keyboard regular cleans.

Here we will show you how you how to clean your phone’s keypad.

The tools and materials you need are:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Cotton swabs


#1 Before you proceed to washing, don’t forget to turn off the device. This will stop you from pushing the buttons unintentionally and going somewhere you don’t want to go. It maybe a good idea to remove the battery as well. This is optional.

#2 Use rubbing alcohol to clean the keypad. Prepare a solution of ½ distilled water and ½ rubbing alcohol.

#3 Before you apply the solution, make sure you wipe the keypad with a cloth to get rid of dust.

#4 Use a toothpick to go between the keys. Dip the toothpick into the solution, then get out all the dirt and grime that has accumulated in between the buttons.

#5 Next, take a cotton swab and dip it into the solution. Gently rub the keys. One more time cover the spaces between the buttons. This will help remove the extra residue that has built up inside. Don’t press too hard as you may harm the device. Be careful with the rubbing alcohol as well. You don’t need to put too much of it. Extra liquid may damage the phone, especially if it leaks under the keys.

#6 When you are done, go over the device. Wipe it down with a cloth or rag.

#7 Let the phone dry before you start using it again. Put back the battery if you have removed it.

Another trick you can use to ensure a more efficient clean for your keypad is to use compressed air. Make sure you use short bursts of air at small intervals.


  • Whatever cleaners you choose to use, never spray them directly on your phone. Always use a cloth or towel instead. Spray alcohol or other cleaning liquids on it and use it to wipe the device.
  • When it comes to cloths and rags, you should know that there are special cloths for cleaning phones and they are usually provided by the manufacturer of the device. However, they are a bit expensive. In truth, you can use a regular microfiber cloth or clean rag. A cotton towel will also work.
  • When cleaning your phone, make sure you don’t let any liquid reach the battery. This may damage the device. As a result it may not function well or stop working at all.

Cleaning cell phone ‘s keyboard is an easy task. It doesn’t take up much time. In fact, it takes less than 10 minutes.

Author Bio: Rose Finchley is passionate blogger who loves to write about technology and how to keep the devices in perfect condition. He works for and has a lot to share.