How to Clean Wireless Phone Contacts

by Kallie Johnson
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Wireless cell phones use rechargeable batteries for power. These batteries are charged by placing the phone in the docking or charging station. Using contacts in the docking station and on the bottom of the phone, the rechargeable battery is able to charge. If the contacts become dirty, due to dust or oils in the hand, they should be cleaned. Cleaning the contacts maintains a clean connection between the battery and the charger.

Step 1

Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into the rubbing alcohol cap.

Step 2

Dip the tip of a cotton swab into the rubbing alcohol. You want the cotton swab to be slightly dampened, not dripping wet.

Rub the cotton swab on the battery contacts on both the bottom of the wireless phone and the charging or docking unit. If needed, dampen the opposite end of the cotton swab, or use a new cotton swab. Do not re-dampen a dirty cotton swab.


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Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.

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