I don't have a liquid solution specially made to clean the screens of phones. So what's the substitute for that? I can't use only a cloth since my screen has got stains. So can I use sanitizer/ lens solution? Or is there a better substitute? I need a solution for a stain on my phone's screen. Since for fingerprint marks I simply use a spectacles' cloth
It highly depends on the kind of dirt which is deposited on the screen.
For the most of the cases (no exceptions so far) I used 2 methods:
- use some clean dry cotton cloth - dry cleaning; removes mostly dust and natural finger grease;
- use some wet clean cotton cloth to wash stubborn spots, then apply the fist method for finishing.
I use smartphones for about 10 years, and the above always worked.
NOTE: I am careful and I do not "apply" on the screen unneeded garbage: greases, chocolates, paints...
I was supremely paranoid about how to clean my laptop screen and my smartphone at first so I spent an inordinate amount of time researching on the web and bought 'the #1 rated formula' spray for LCD, DLP, Plasma, cell phone screens+ from Fry's, I think. It is called Klear Screen; just now found more info. This is what I bought, but the bottle labeling has changed so it is not as informative (at least not at this site and same at Amazon; $9.95 at both sites now) https://klearscreen.com/collections/klear-screen/products/ks-8
but there is an abundance of info at their FAQs page https://klearscreen.com/pages/frequently-asked-questions Pix of my bottle:
Now for both, I often just breathe on them (with the screens off) and wipe with a soft washcloth. For the smartphone, when I'm out and about, same thing only I wipe it on my slacks or blouse...depending on a number of quick considerations (which is cleaner and which don't I mind wiping my phone on at the time. If at first I don't succeed, I repeat until clean. Not paranoid anymore, works just fine and I didn't die and my laptop and cell screens are unscathed as well.
My solution is a little different. I only buy waterproof phones. When I want to clean them, I follow this procedure (obviously don't try this if your phone isn't waterproof):
- I put a tiny dot of gentle dishwashing detergent on the back of my hand.
- I then tap the screen of the phone to the back of my hand to transfer an ever-so-small amount of the detergent to the screen's surface.
- I run a little bit of water over the device and use my fingers to wipe all surfaces of the phone.
- I rinse the phone for a couple seconds.
- Tadaaa! The phone is now wonderfully clean.
- I then use the rest of the dot of dishwashing detergent on the back of my hand to wash my hands.
- Tadaaa! Clean hands too!
Although I cannot make any guarantees, I've personally done this for years without any issues.
This procedure the big added bonus of likely cleaning off bacteria and possibly even SARS-Co-V2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) from your phone. If you want a better chance of removing any SARS-Co-V2 virion, perform steps 3 and 4 for at least 3 seconds each. My understanding is that soap helps destroy the shell around SARS-Co-V2 virion after about 30 seconds of rubbing, rendering the remaining RNA harmless.