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How to clean titanium frame of iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max

You might be familiar with cleaning iPhones with aluminum or stainless steel. However, it’s the first time Apple used a titanium frame in the iPhone 15 Pro series, and if you have your hands on one, you’d be cautious about cleaning it. Don’t worry; in this guide, I’ll show you the best ways to clean the titanium frame of the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max.

Tools to clean the titanium frame of iPhone 15 Pro Max

Before you start cleaning the titanium frame of your iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max, here are the things that you should use to clean it:

Clean your iPhone with a Micro Fiber cloth
  • A clean microfiber cloth
  • 70% isopropyl alcohol or 75% ethyl alcohol
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes
  • Cleaning foam swabs

Apart from the materials mentioned above, you can use one of the tools from our list of the best tools for cleaning your Apple products.

Things to know before cleaning your iPhone 15 Pro series

Since Apple used titanium metal for the first time, you should be careful with what you do with your iPhone 15 Pro series. Here are a few things that you must take care of when cleaning your iPhone:

  • Don’t keep any cable plugged in your iPhone
  • Turn off your iPhone.
  • Don’t spray isopropyl alcohol directly on your iPhone. Spray it on the microfibre cloth first and clean the iPhone with the damp cloth
  • Don’t use compressed air
  • Avoid submerging the iPhone into any cleaning liquid or water

How to clean your iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max

Apple says that the titanium frame on the iPhone 15 Pro series might be prone to temporary discoloration if it comes in contact with the oil from your skin. Nevertheless, you can fix it by wiping it down with a slightly damp microfibre cloth.

Clean iPhone 15 Pro with microfiber cloth

Once you’ve got all the pre-requisites, you can start cleaning your iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max using the instructions mentioned below:

  1. Turn off your iPhone and unplug any cables connected to it.
  2. Take a microfibre cloth and slightly dampen your cloth with some isopropyl alcohol.
    You can also use ethyl alcohol.
  3. Clean your iPhone thoroughly with a damp cloth to clean your iPhone but with little pressure. You can use Clorox disinfecting wipes to disinfect your iPhone 15 Pro or 15 Pro Max.
  4. Use a foam swab to clean hard-to-reach areas like the charging port, speaker grill, etc.

When using a cleaning foam swab, ensure that you don’t poke in the charging port, or else it’ll lead to your iPhone not charging. Hence, it’s best to be careful when dealing with them.

Speaking of the iPhone 15 Pro series, Apple recommends cleaning your iPhone when it comes in contact with dirt or sand, ink, makeup, soap, detergent, acids or acidic foods, lotions, or anything that may cause stains or other damage.

Other ways to clean your iPhone 15 Pro

If disinfecting your iPhone is your priority, your best bet should be UV smartphone cleaners. It uses UV bulbs that kill up to 99.99% bacteria; you only have to place your iPhone inside and wait for it to finish the job. You can find UV cleaners from various brands, such as PhoneSoap, Samsung, and many more.

Another way to get your iPhone cleaned is by getting it done at Apple support. It’s the safest way to clean your iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max without dirtying your hands. All you have to do is find an Apple support nearby, request them to clean your iPhone, and they’ll clean it for you without any fee. Although it won’t be as good as cleaning it yourself, it’ll get the job done.

Keep your iPhone 15 Pro series clean

I hope you learned how to clean your iPhone through this extensive guide. Titanium is a new material in iPhones, and since the usage is different compared to the Apple Watch Ultra, we’ll have to wait and look out for the long-term effects.

Meanwhile, you can follow the tips mentioned above to keep the titanium frame of your iPhone 15 Pro clean. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this guide, please leave them in the comments below.

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  1. I accidentally droped super glue on my iphone 15 pro blue titanium. I cleaned it with wet microfibre cloth and later with nail remover. Now that part of the frame is bit darker and it feels like a stain. What should i do please help.

    • It seems like you’ve made a mistake by using nail polish remover to try and remove the super glue from your Blue Titanium iPhone 15 Pro. Nail polish removers typically contain acetone, which can break down the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating on the Titanium that gives your iPhone its distinctive blue color and finish.

      By using nail polish remover, you’ve likely damaged the coating around the area where you applied it, resulting in the darker stain and discoloration you’re now experiencing.

      Instead of using nail polish remover, you should have used a 70% isopropyl alcohol (ethanol) solution. Isopropyl alcohol is effective at dissolving and removing super glue without damaging the PVD coating or the underlying titanium material.

      Your best bet in this situation would be to buy a nice case for your iPhone 15 Pro and hide the stain. Otherwise, you can contact Apple support and hope they can help you.


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