How To Clean A Rubber Phone Case

Written by Claire Smith


Posted on August 26 2023

Simple, Quick Tips! 


 A lot of us use our phones daily, from texting, calling and scrolling on tiktok videos. Nearly all of us have phone cases to protect our phones, it’s no wonder they start to get dirty over time. But how do we clean our rubber phone cases? Keep reading to find out more! We have simple quick tips to get your rubber phone case clean again.


Cleaning using dish soap


You will need a toothbrush, two soft cloths or two microfiber cloths, isopropyl alcohol and borax.

  1. First remove your rubber phone case from your phone.
  1. Next run warm water into a plugged sink.
  1. Add a few drops of dish soap into the warm water and start stirring the mixture until you get a soapy solution.
  1. Now soak your phone case into the soapy water. Allow it to soak for a few minutes.
  1. Get your toothbrush and start scrubbing the edges of your phone case.
  1. If you still have stubborn stains on your phone case get a soft cloth or a microfiber cloth and dampen it with isopropyl alcohol.
  1. Start wiping the dirty areas with the moist cloth.
  1. If the stains still remain on the phone case, add a small amount of borax into the warm soapy water and place your phone case back into the water, let it soak for at least one hour.
  1. After you allowed the phone case to soak, get your toothbrush and gently start scrubbing the case.
  1. When you are done scrubbing start rinsing the phone case under cold water.
  1. Thoroughly dry the phone case with a soft cloth or a microfiber cloth. (We recommend letting the phone case air dry completely before fitting it back onto your phone.)


If you find that your phone case still remains dirty, we have a stronger solution below with our next method.


Cleaning using baking soda


You will need a toothbrush, a dry cloth or a towel, a bowl or small container, a soft cloth or microfiber cloth, a spoon and vinegar, however the vinegar is optional.

  1. First lay your empty phone case on a towel or a dry cloth. (We recommend doing this first as this method can get messy.)
  1. In a bowl or a small container use a spoon to mix a paste using baking soda and vinegar. (Using water instead of vinegar works too.)
  1. Get your toothbrush, dip it into the paste and start scrubbing the dirty areas of the phone case.
  1. For a deeper clean, spread the paste over the dirty areas. Leave the paste on and let it dry for a few hours or you can leave it overnight.
  1. Brush off the dried paste and then rinse the case.
  1. Lastly use a soft cloth or a microfiber cloth to dry the phone case. (We recommend letting the phone case air dry completely before fitting it back onto your phone.)


When to get a new phone case


Unfortunately, some stains are extremely tough to remove, especially if you have a clear rubber case or a white rubber case. So, if you have tried all the above tips and your rubber phone case still remains dirty then it may be time get a brand new phone case. Not to worry we’ve got you covered!