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Can sweaty hands damage a phone?

Can having sweaty hands damage a phone?

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 6, 2011 at 16:45

No, not unless you can literally sweat puddles. By the time your hands could sweat enough to damage your phone, you'd seriously need to see a doctor, quickly. You'd be losing bodily fluid so fast, you'd soon pass out from dehydration.

MDrX  Sep. 6, 2011 at 16:53

I would imagine that over time (years) you could cause some discolouration of the (plastic) housing. Actual damage though? Doubtful

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 6, 2011 at 16:57

White phones may discolor, dark or black phones, unlikely. The discoloration is as much from the dirt on your hands as it is to do with sweat. My white Xbox 360 controller is discolored but not damaged in any way in 5ish years of use.

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