I am unhealthily attached to my phone, and it isn't just because I'm always online. I sleep with my phone under my pillow and get anxious if I can't find it. One time, my husband heard me say "my baby" and thought I was using a pet name for him, but I was actually talking to my new iPhone. As much as I love my phone, I'm starting to realize that bringing it everywhere is probably a bad idea since I'm also pretty stringent about avoiding germs. One survey found that up to 75 percent of Americans use their phones while on the toilet, so it makes sense that things can get grimy pretty quickly. The kinds of bacteria you can find on your phone are quite literally the stuff of nightmares.
PhoneSoap, a UV light-powered device that kills phone germs, says your cellphone is 18 times dirtier than a public restroom. And it gets worse! Your phone has more bacteria than a doorknob or pet food dish. It's one of the dirtiest objects in your home, and one of its primary functions is for it to rest against your face! So what's lurking on your favorite device? I'd say that I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm actually excited to share this disgusting news with you.