How to Clean a Clear Phone Case (5 Easy Ways)

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Gadgets

4 min read

A phone case is a great way to protect our phones and look cool at the same time. They are not only great for protecting our phones from cracks and scratches but can also be used to accessorize our outfits.

Those who prefer a minimalistic look and choose a clear phone case face the issue of their phone case becoming yellow or dirty.

When our phone cases are dirty, not only do they look messy, but they can also contain a lot of bacteria that stick to our skin every time we bring our phones close to our faces.

Therefore, if you are looking for a way to clean a clear phone case from stubborn stains, keep on reading as this article provides you with a few methods that you can use to clean your case.

Why do phone cases turn yellow?

Usually, silicon phone cases turn yellow as they age.

Another reason might be because of sun exposure, or exposure to chemicals.

No matter the reason, a yellowish and dirty phone case does not look nice and it is better to be changed or cleaned.

Below are a few methods that can help you return the old look of your phone case in case you don’t want to buy a new one.

Method 1: Soap water or laundry detergent

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The most widely used and easiest method to clean your phone case is to soak it into soap water and laundry detergent.

Mix 240ml water with a few drops of dish soap or laundry detergent and leave the phone case in it for a few minutes.

Next, take a toothbrush and start to scrub gently on the phone case surface.

Method 2: Baking soda and water

Baking soda is used for cleaning many stains, and it might help you clean your phone case tool.

Take a spoonful of baking soda and sprinkle it on your phone case.

Next, take a wet toothbrush to scrub the stains.

After that, rinse the baking soda off of your phone case and dry it.

Method 3: Isopropyl alcohol

Another cleaning solution is Isopropyl alcohol. Despite using it to clean your phone case, small amounts of rubbing alcohol can be enough to disinfect the phone case from germs.

Take a spray bottle full of alcohol and spray it onto the phone case. Let it air dry for a few minutes then take a clean microfiber cloth and wipe it again before putting it on your phone.

Method 4: Vinegar and baking soda

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Vinegar and baking soda are a powerful combination for cleaning used in many households.

The combination is used for cleaning hard stains on many objects, so it might help you with cleaning the stains on your Android /iPhone case as well.

Before you start cleaning your phone case with this mixture make sure to put on gloves. Next, mix 1 cup white vinegar and ½ of baking soda, spray it on your phone case and let it sit for about 10 min.

Method 5: Bleach and water

Bleach is another method anyone can use for whitening their phone case. Mixing bleach and warm water might help you get rid of stubborn stains on a white phone case.

Take a pair of gloves and mix a teaspoon of bleach and warm water.

Let your phone case soak in the water for a few minutes then rinse it under a strong jet.

This can help you get rid of the yellow stains and more stubborn stains from your phone case.

Bonus: You might also want to check how to get water out of your phone speaker.