Ordinarily, it’s a good idea to clean your phone every now and then. However, because coronavirus is so contagious and we know it can survive on surfaces for two or three days, it’s wise to clean it more frequently.
We take our phones everywhere, and we’re constantly touching them. You might wash your hands after you’ve been out but then contaminate them straight away with your phone, as you haven’t cleaned it.
Advice on How to Clean Your Phone
Cleaning your phone improperly can damage it. You want to avoid getting moisture inside it or scratching the surface. Don't spray cleaners directly on the phone, don't dunk it in cleaning solutions, don't spray it with compressed-air devices used to clean keyboards and avoid rubbing it with abrasive materials. Instead, start by turning off the phone and unplugging all cables. Your phone shouldn't be charging as you clean.
All products, according to Apple, can be gently cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox disinfecting wipe. Wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces, like the display, keyboard or other exterior surfaces.
The key to remember? Do not use bleach. And avoid getting moisture in any openings of the phone. Do not submerge the product in a cleaning product.
Apple does note that excessive wiping could cause damage.
If you get liquid inside the phone, Apple recommends getting help from an authorized service provider or Apple store.
And don’t forget about your iPhone case. Apple provides specific instructions for several types - silicone, leather, clear - but generally, remove the iPhone from the case and use a clean cloth to wipe the inside. Different cleaners can be used on different materials.
Another option for day-to-day cleaning is investing in a UV light, such as PhoneSoap. This UV light company claims to kill 99.99% of germs and banishes bacteria. As far as we know, it hasn't been tested in relation to this strain of coronavirus.
Agents that Should Never be Used to Clean your Phone
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