The importance of phone hygiene, why you should clean your phone everyday

The importance of phone hygiene, why you should clean your phone everyday

Normally we talk about how our cases can protect your devices, but today we are going to tell you about how our waterproof cases can protect you.

It is safe to say that we are all thinking about our hygiene in a different way. It is each of our responsibility to maintain a meticulous level of personal cleanliness, especially when it comes to our hands and face. What many people may not know is that phone hygiene is a critical factor in maintaining clean hands and keeping germs at bay. So we’re here to fill you in on how some simple measures can make a huge difference in the fight against germs and bacteria.

It may be shocking to hear but our personal cell phones - the devices we use more than any other and so often pressed up against our faces - are one of the biggest carriers of germs and bacteria. Studies have shown that the average cell phone can contain up to 17,000 germs on its surface. That’s 10 times more than most toilet seats! If that doesn’t alarm you then consider that many of us touch our phones more than 2,600 times per day. Yeah, we know, that’s a hell of a lot of touches. So even if you’re washing your hands continuously, an unwashed phone will just keep all those germs in circulation.

But don’t worry too much, we have the ideal solution!

Many of the recommendations around phone hygiene involve very precise instructions that require special equipment and careful application to avoid any damage to your device. But what if we told you that you could clean your phone as easily as you clean your hands. In fact, with this solution, you could clean both your hands and your phone at the same time. 

Catalyst Case Hygiene Solution

Apply a Catalyst waterproof case to your phone or device and you’ll be able to wash your phone with water and soap just as easily as you wash your hands. Just follow these simple steps

How to clean your phone with a waterproof case

  1. Clean your phone using a 70% alcohol solution
  2. Apply a Catalyst waterproof case to your phone or device
  3. Ensure all seals and plugs are tightly secured
  4. Rinse under running water
  5. Apply soap and wash using your hands
  6. Rinse again
  7. Dry off using a cloth or towel
  8. After cleaning the case, disinfect it using an alcohol solution that contains at least 70% alcohol, such as 70% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol.

If you have a waterproof Catalyst case then it’s practically effortless to add this quick trick into your routine without any unnecessary effort. You don’t need to worry about having the necessary cloth or cleaning products. There’s no need to stress about getting moisture into the seams or openings and there is no risk of cleaning solutions doing any damage to the surface of your phone. 

Our waterproof cases are designed to withstand depths of up to 33 feet.  If the case is properly secured, there’s no risk of water getting onto the device. And there’s no better waterproof case design in the market and we have the award to prove it. The Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 11 just won a Red Dot Award for ‘Product Design 2020’. 

And that's not all, you can use Catalyst's waterproof cases to ensure your iPad, Apple Watch or AirPods keep clean and free from bacteria. So check out our full range of waterproof cases today. You’ll be doing your part to help stem the spread of coronavirus.


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