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Date: Apr 22, 2013
How do Give Your Device an iScrub?

There probably isn't anything that gets handled more than our cell phones. And, when it's an iPhone, the handling gets amped up even more because we use it to make calls, to find our way around a new town, to look up the scores for our favorite teams, check in on Facebook, tweet, play games, record videos and perform other tasks too numerous to list here.

Being subjected to all this use, they get dirty from our hands, our germs and all the general dirt and grime that surrounds us 24/7. So, here are the best ways to clean your iPhone.

The first step is to disconnect your iPhone from any peripherals and turn it off.

Next, wipe it down with a slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Don't get the iPhone wet; you don't want moisture seeping through seams and openings. Also, Apple warns against using household cleaners, solvents, alcohol, sprays, ammonia and abrasives.

Remove anything that might cause a stain immediately. This includes oils like those found in cosmetics, lotions and food. The same goes for anything that has a dye or ink in it. To remove fingerprints and get it nice and shiny again, just use a soft, clean and lint-free cloth. The glass on the front and back of most iPhones has an ‘oleophobic’ coating that repels oil from your skin. However, Apple says that over time, this coating wears off, making the iPhone more prone to fingerprints.

Now that you know the best way to clean your iPhone, you need to know that the best way to protect your iPhone is with a LifeProof case. By the way, keeping your phone safely inside one of our cases will keep that cool oleophobic coating like new.

A LifeProof iPhone case not only shields your device from greasy fingerprints, it delivers waterproof protection down to two meters. It also keeps dirt and dust out of your phone.

Here's a recap:

• Use a damp, clean, lint-free cloth to remove oils and foreign materials from the outside of your iPhone
• Use a clean, lint free cloth to wipe away fingerprints
• Do not use commercial cleaners, various fluids or abrasives to clean your iPhone
• The iPhone's oil-resistant coating degrades over time
• LifeProof cases keep the iPhone clean and protect it from water, dirt and dust