Say goodbye to smudges, smears and germs!
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've all become much more diligent about keeping high-touch surfaces clean. And what could be more high touch than the phones, laptops, and other electronic devices we connect with almost 24/7? Especially at this time, they are our lifelines to family, work, and the outside world so it's no wonder they get covered with dust, greasy fingerprints, and grime, not to mention germs we can't see. Regular cleaning is important not only to make them look better, but for your personal safety, and to help your devices work better, too.
When we test screen cleaners in the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab, we are first and foremost concerned with the how safe they are to use on delicate devices and whether they may cause any possible harm to screens and coatings. For pre-moistened wipes and liquid sprays, we check the ingredients for potentially damaging culprits, like ammonia, and steer clear of recommending products that contain them. For dry cloths, we look for a convenient and usable size and how easy they are to launder and clean.
We test all screen cleaners on a variety of devices — large and small and from different manufacturers — for how well they clean, how easy they are to use and store, how quickly they work and whether they leave any residue behind. Our picks here are based on our in-Lab testing, the personal favorites of our tech and cleaning experts, and those highly rated in online consumer reviews. Here are the best screen cleaners recommended by the GH Cleaning Lab: