Smartphone screens are three times dirtier than a toilet seat

The average smartphone screen is more than three times dirtier than a toilet seat, according to recent research.

Gadget insurance specialists Insurance2go swabbed three different handsets – an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel – to find out how much bacteria each accumulated.

They found quantities of yeast, mould and aerobic bacteria in all areas of the phones. Which isn’t surprising when you realise the average Brit touches their phone screen 3,000 times a day.

But according to the firm, a third of Brits have never even cleaned their phones. After polling a thousand UK adults, the firm found that only one in 20 clean their phones every six months or less.

After polling a thousand UK adults, the firm found that only one in 20 clean their phones every six months or less.

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