Keep your Galaxy devices clean

Person cleaning their S20 with a microfiber cloth

We all use our phones, tablets, and smart watches every day, and sometimes we may not realize exactly how often we're touching the display, especially when we're checking messages, browsing the internet, or using apps. Make sure you’re getting the best experience from your Galaxy device by keeping it clean and sanitary. Taking care of your device is simple, and we have the basic rundown right here.

Caution: These cleaning instructions are recommended for the glass, ceramic, and metal surfaces of your phone only. Accessories that are made of plastic, rubber, or leather may be damaged.

Properly clean your Galaxy device

Important: These instructions can be used with Galaxy phones, Galaxy tablets, and the Galaxy watches (excluding the watch straps). These guidelines are not recommended for use on Galaxy Buds, keyboards (external keyboard and Galaxy laptop keyboards), or any other Samsung product not explicitly listed. If you need to clean your Galaxy earbuds, follow our cleaning guide.

Before starting, make sure your device is powered down and unplugged from any power sources. Remove any covers, cases, or accessories as well.

  • A lint-free, soft microfiber cleaning cloth is ideal for cleaning your device. You may also use a camera lens cleaning cloth. These are gentle and will not damage your device.

  • Gently wipe the front and back of your device with the microfiber cloth. Do not apply too much pressure.

  • You should avoid getting excess moisture onto your device; however, you may dampen the corner of the microfiber cloth with a small amount of distilled water.

  • You can also use a disinfectant, such as a hypochlorous acid-based solution (containing 50-80ppm) or an alcohol-based solution (containing more than 70% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol). Do not apply these liquid solutions directly to your device; they should be carefully applied to a microfiber cloth instead.

  • Avoid using cans of compressed air, as they may damage the surface of your device.

  • Do not use spray bleach on your device.

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