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Clean your Pixel phone

Wiping your Pixel phone clean can help protect it from stains and wear. You can also disinfect your Pixel phone with household disinfecting wipes.

For your Pixel phone's materials and design details, see the tech specs.

Important: Avoid getting moisture or soap in openings, like the USB-C port. Don’t use bleach.

Wipe your phone clean

  1. Turn off and unplug your phone.
  2. With a soft, lint-free cloth, gently wipe off your phone. For most:
    • Streaks, smudges, or dust, use a dry cloth.
    • Color transfers, like from makeup or a new pair of jeans, use a damp cloth.
    • Other stains or grime: 
      • Screen: Use screen wipes or eyeglasses cleaner. 
      • Back and sides: Use ordinary household soap or bleach-free cleaning wipes. 

Disinfect your phone

To disinfect your phone, including your screen, you can use ordinary household disinfecting wipes or 70% isopropyl alcohol-based wipes. Don’t use wipes that have bleach.

Help your phone look & work its best longer

  • Avoid dropping your phone.
  • Avoid moisture or soap in openings.
  • Avoid harsh cleaners and rough scrubbing. When disinfecting the screen, avoid excessive wiping.
  • Avoid spraying cleaners or compressed air at your phone.

Tip: Use a case designed for your phone. See Pixel cases on the Google Store.

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