Don't worry... we aren't here to shame you, but drop that Windex bottle, stat!
The following 9 items should never be used to clean your smartphone screen.
1 - Window Cleaner
Some newer phones have a protective coating that resists water and oil, which can wear out over time. Using harsh cleaners can strip the coating.
2 - Kitchen Cleaners
A screen's scratch-resistant properties won't get ground down by cleaning agents, but stripping that protective coating is still a problem.
3 - Paper Towels
The paper can shred, making the debris on your phone much worse. They also can even end up scratching the screen.
4 - Rubbing Alcohol
Since many newer phones have a protective coating, rubbing alcohol can wear it away quicker over time.
5 - Makeup Remover
The chemicals can be harsh to an electronic screen.
6 - Compressed Air
Your phone is delicate, so blowing an intense amount of air into its portals can cause some damage, specifically to your mic.
7 - Dish Soap/Hand Soap
These might be gentle on your hands, but need to be combined with water. Most phone companies suggest keeping your phone away from water.
8 - Vinegar
Big no-no! This will strip the screens coating.
9 - Disinfectant Wipes
The warning label on these reminds you to wash your hands after each use, so using them to clean something that touches your face often isn't a great idea.