The world is a pretty gross place, so it's important to keep as much of it clean as you possibly can, particularly the items you have on you all of the time, such as your iPhone and its case. The Smart Battery Case is mostly silicone making it fairly easy to clean, so it should only take you a few minutes.
Products used in this guide
- The cleaner: AmazonBasics Microfiber Cloth (opens in new tab) ($9)
- The case: Apple's Smart Battery Case (opens in new tab) ($129)
How to clean your Smart Battery Case
Lucky for us, the Smart Battery Case is mostly made out of silicone on the exterior, so keeping your case clean is pretty easy.
For most dirt, dust, and smudges, you shouldn't need anything more than a lint-free microfiber cloth.
- Remove your iPhone from the Smart Battery Case.
- Thoroughly wipe down the Smart Battery Case with a lint-free microfiber cloth.
If you have a particularly tough spot of dirt or grime, you can get the cloth lightly damp to help you out!
Essential for cleaning
Wipe it down
Clean off your case with these soft cloths
A microfiber cloth like these from AmazonBasics is an absolute must. It won't cause any abrasions to your case and wipe off everything from grime to fingerprints.
AmazonBasics has become a reliable brand for decent products at low prices. Getting a six pack of microfiber cloths is a good idea, as you'll probably want at least two for each cleaning session (one for wiping down your phone with cleaner, one for wiping everything off when you're done)
The power boost you need
Give your iPhone XS a battery boost with the Smart Battery Case, which extends your talk time to up to 33 hours, internet usage up to 21 hours, and video playback up to 25 hours.
Other Smart Battery Cases
The new Smart Battery Case lets you carrying a battery around with you, meaning you can get more done on your iPhone throughout the day even if you need to be away from a wall outlet!(opens in new tab)
iPhone XS Max Smart Battery Case (opens in new tab) ($129 at Amazon)
iPhone XS Max user want this case. It adds 37 hours talk time, 20 hours web browsing, and 25 hours of video playback.(opens in new tab)
iPhone XR Smart Battery Case (opens in new tab) ($129 at Amazon)
If you have an iPhone XR, then get this case. It adds 39 hours talk time, 22 hours of web browsing, and 27 hours of video playback.
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Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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