How Dirty is My Phone?
It looks pretty clean.
We can’t help touching dirty things - handrails, money, gym equipment, and the list goes on. The problem is when we touch our phones we then pass the bacteria from our hands to our devices. It’s easy to wash our hands, but we don’t wash our phones, which is why the average smartphone shows 18x more bacteria than a public restroom.* The bacteria on our devices thrive and can make us sick. This image of the Petri dishes shows the results of a smartphone tested before and after using PhoneSoap.
The average phone is crawling with 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom. That means you’re just as likely to get sick from your phone as from the handles in the bathroom. Your phone breeds more bacteria, too. Your phone’s battery keeps it warm, and when it’s stored in warm, dark places like your pocket or purse, the bacteria multiply.