Holiday is around the corner. I believe most of you are getting ready to exchange gifts with your loved ones. And there is no doubt that leather accessories will most likely be on top of your list for many reasons.
Leather is a unique material. Unlike your other items or belongings, your leather accessories need your attention and care, but as long as you’re willing to do that, a good leather piece can accompany you for a long time. It was inevitable for me to learn good leather care because of my interest in leather goods both as a personal hobby and as a family tradition. As a leather accessory manufacturer and seller, we face many questions particularly about iPhone leather cases care.
The better you maintain your iPhone 13 Pro Max leather case, for instance, the longer it will last and the better it will look. It’s a special kind of material so you must learn the best way for how to keep it well. I tried to make a compilation of tips below that you can easily apply at home to maintain the leather cases for your iPhone longer and healthier.
Tip Number One: Treat your leather case for iPhone 13 Pro just as the way you treat your skin. Keep them away from the excessive sunlight. The sun will make the leather dry, causing it to become brittle. Once your leather becomes brittle, it will begin to crack and deteriorate.
Tip Number Two: Keep the leather items in a well-ventilated area when you don’t use them. Mildews can grow in a humid environment and are known to have the potential to deteriorate the leather goods. So, protect your iPhone 13 leather case against mildews simply by keeping it regularly ventilated.
Tip Number Three: Try enjoying the look of worn leather, as it is unique to you. Remember, you can’t prevent it from getting damaged forever. You can only protect your iPhone 13 Pro Max leather case to a certain degree, so don’t get obsessed with that. Most people consider the formation of patina as the manifestation of the vitality of natural leather and a hallmark of the highest-quality.
Tip Number Four: Moisturize your leather items periodically. If you notice that your leather phone case for iPhone 13 Mini, for example, is starting to dry out or crack, it may be the right time to moisturize the material. You may use a leather dressing or a leather cream. There are also several oils and waxes that you can use to reduce the cracks and dryness in your leather goods.
How About Cleaning Your iPhone Leather Cases?
Although the cleaning of mobile phones, one of the most frequently used items of daily life, has always been necessary for many, this issue is vital lately because of the pandemic.
According to a report by Kate Murphy, who shared the results of a study by Dr. Guerrero, a specialist in infectious diseases at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota, our mobile devices are something that have to be cleaned regularly. “Those devices can be a source of disease transmission is not a subject of debate anymore,” added Dr. Dubert Guerrero in their article about the persistence of bacteria on iPads published in the American Journal of Infection Control (November 2013). This study showed that regularly wiping mobil devices with a moist microfiber cloth was enough to eliminate the common bacteria.
Getting rid of more enduring bacteria or flu viruses, however, may require using bleach or alcohol-containing cleaning agents, they added.
The controversy starts here. The major mobile device brands warn their customers against using some chemicals in cleaning their devices. This is a great dilemma. What is the best way, then, to clean your iPhone 13 Pro Max leather case?
Cleaning the leather goods once a week by a damp cloth will make it last much longer. Avoid using soap or cleansers, as such chemicals can remove the natural oils in the leather used to maintain the material in good condition. Besides, using soap may also expedite the leather’s drying out or cracking, so just stick with water.
If you happen to wet your iPhone 13 Pro leather case, you should avoid exposing it to excess heat or sunlight, just let it dry gradually in the room temperature. Slow drying will keep the chemical structure of leather, preventing it from becoming brittle and crack.
Using a UV sanitizer might be an alternative to clean if you’re supergermophobic. You can take a look at our post titled “Killing Coronavirus with UV Light in COVID-19 Pandemic Days” for more info.
Please note that different types of leather may require different methods of care. Try to know the characteristics of your specific iPhone leather case(s) so that you can find the best solution to make it live longer.