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Ugghhh, I'm so (lol): My dog decides to pee all on the carpet while I'm checking my email on my iphone. I rushed to stop him, and my phone slips
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    Default How unlucky was this (need help cleaning iphone)
    Ugghhh, I'm so (lol):

    My dog decides to pee all on the carpet while I'm checking my email on my iphone. I rushed to stop him, and my phone slips and falls (the touch screen side) right into the piss spot. So I pick it up, no signs of water damage, and everything works fine, BUT... now I have a phone that has piss all the front screen (from top to bottom).

    I don't want to put my face or mouth on a phone with dog pee lol, so my question is, what is the best way to clean my phone, or take a look below to see if this was a good method.

    This is what I did:

    The phone has a zagg protector on the front, so I took it to the bathroom, grabbed a moderately wet towel, and wiped the front screen completely (except the small receiver at the top), and repeated the process 2 times. The I took I backup toothbrush, licked it (barely damp), and scrubbed the receiver part.

    I have OCD (lol), so I'm thinking to completely solve the problem I can take a disinfect wipe, and wipe the screen again, and then take another to get my toothbrush moderately damp, and scrub the receiver.

    Anyone? Its driving me crazy
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    Take off the Zagg

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    Do you realize all the other nasty stuff is on your touchscreen phone? The only reason the pee bothers you is because you saw it happen, but believe me, there's probably a lot of invisible nasties on your phone all the time anyway. Just lick it clean, it will all be fine

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    Thanks for the advice. Yea I think all I need to do is use a old toothbrush, put a very little amount of Lysol where the brush isn't dripping wet, and scrub the receiver, and I should be good to good. I'm also gonna wipe the zagg screen one more time with a light amount of lysol.

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    I would have pulled the screen protector (I'm assuming that's what that zagg thing is), used a LCD screen cleaner wipe on the whole phone, and put on a new screen protector. Done.

    Upon google search, I now recall the seeing the zagg thing at best buy. Extremely expensive. Can they be reapplied or are they one-time use? If one time use, I would just use the LCD screen cleaning wipe on the whole phone without removing the screen protector.

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    Is there a proper way to clean the receiver, or is it best to damp a small amount of Lysol on a toothbrush and scrub it?

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    What is the receiver?

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    quick, someone call him!

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    I wouldn't use anything wet to clean it. Just maybe brush the hole with a dry q-tip

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    dude alcohol and a tissue or paper towel, seriously this needed a thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by vegasj View Post
    quick, someone call him!

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