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Your smartphone is gross. Learn how to clean it properly

Imagine rubbing your face on the subway rails. Yeah, you're doing that.
Imagine rubbing your face on the subway rails. Yeah, you're doing that. (Jens Johnsson via Unsplash/)

You can't see it with the naked eye, but your smartphone is likely to be crawling with bacteria—perhaps even with more than your toilet seat. Yes, that's a lot of dangerous microbes floating around, and yes, it is gross.

Besides the potential health risks of a dirty phone, the gathering of gunk and dust in your phone’s ports or around the buttons, can have an impact

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