How to disinfect your phone

Now that we are facing a real pandemic, it is more important than ever to make sure that everything we touch is clean.

Smartphones are probably the most commonly used devices by each person, and they are touched dozens or hundreds of times a day.

Thus, it is easy to assume that all types of microbes and newer COVID-19 virus can be found on the surface of the phone, which seems to remain on objects for up to 24 hours.

Here’s how we can disinfect an iPhone, or any other type of smartphone to protect us a little more from bacteria, microbes and viruses.

Apple has on its website a simple and easy-to-follow guide to cleaning an iPhone safely, which does not affect the proper functioning of the device.

However, it can be used for any other mobile device, even with tablets or laptops, as they are all made largely of similar components and materials.

– Disconnect all cables and turn off the phone
– Use a damp, lint-free cloth
– If dirt persists, use a soft cloth in soapy water (only for water-resistant models)
– Try not to get moisture into the sockets or other holes on the body of the device
– Do not use other cleaning products or compressed air

For disinfecting you can use alcohol-based wet wipes to clean hard surfaces of devices, such as the display, keyboard, or exterior surfaces.

Do not use chlorine, do not immerse the device in cleaning products.