A Quick Guide on How to Keep Your Gadgets Smudge-Free

Smudging isn’t the worst thing that can happen to your screen. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a major cause for worry – most of the time, all those smudges are caused by your skin’s natural oils sticking to the screen. However, as much as it’s completely natural, it can still be annoying to deal with especially when you need to look at photos and videos on your screen.

To keep your screens smudge-free, here are a few things you can start doing:

1.  Put it in your pants pocket

Aside from being a lot easier to reach when you need it, placing your phone in your pants pocket also rubs away the smudges every time you put it back in or take it out for any reason. All you need to do is be careful to avoid putting it in your back pocket, since it might break your phone when you sit on it.

2.  Use a screen protector

Another way to keep smudges away from your phone or tablet screen is by adding a screen protector, which is a transparent film in the same shape as the display screen of your phone or tablet. Though the screen protectors themselves can still be smudged, it’s much easier to remove them and replace. Some screens are even washable and can be reused multiple times.

3.  Use a stylus

Many devices today still come with pen-like devices used to press down on the screen of your phone or tablet. If you already have one, you can keep using it to keep the smudge on your screen to a minimum. You can even get one for your phone, or tablet on the cheap, though you might need to be careful since there is a good chance your screen won’t necessarily respond to the stylus.

Take care of your screen

Exercising care can make your gadgets last longer and keep it from smudging. For instance, if you carry your phone inside your bag, make sure to keep it in a separate sealed pocket where it can be free from any lint in the bottom of your bag. Using lint-free microfiber cloths, cotton swabs, and rubbing alcohol is another way to keep your screens clear, especially if other people use your phone or tablet regularly.

To clean your gadgets, you can start by damping the cloth with the rubbing alcohol before wiping your screen gently, and using the cotton swabs for the smaller nooks and crannies in your device. However, keep in mind that some devices like iPhones have an oil-repelling coating that rubbing alcohol can damage. If you do need to clean these types of gadgets, switch out the rubbing alcohol for a small amount of distilled water.

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