DEAR MS. SMARTPHONE: IS IT BAD TO HAVE A DIRTY SCREEN ON YOUR PHONE? Xavier, San Francisco
Dear Xavier: This is really a matter of preference but I weigh in on keeping it tidy. It’s like taking your car to the car wash- it looks and feels better. I keep a small polishing cloth by the phone charger so it’s handy. But, since you asked, what about people that have a screen that is cracked or broken? Now, that’s an eye-sore! According to a quote in a story from a fellow blogger a third of smartphone users crack their phone screen in the first 24 months.