How to clean your phone, which carries more dirt than you think.
What Is The coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness human. Starting from the common cold to more serious diseases such as respiratory infections and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Prevailing symptoms of this infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cold, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
How to Prevent Coronavirus?
There is currently no available vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent being affected is to avoid being exposed to this virus. And here is how;
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t touch your face, eyes, nose, or mouth when your hands are filthy.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Always cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Always wear a facemask if you are sick.
- Make sure you clean any objects you touch a lot. Especially your phones, computers, utensils, dishware, and doorknobs.
Knowing how to clean your phone properly is very important, especially now that coronavirus, aka COVID-19, continues to spread.
Washing your hands regularly is an important step but it won’t be enough you will need to keep your phone clean as well.
But there is a right and wrong way to clean your phone. Many of the disinfectants that you might use to disinfect other surfaces can be dangerous to your phone.
How To Clean Your iPhone
Apple warned against using regular disinfectants on iPhones and iPads to avoid damaging the oleophobic coating on the screens. This is why we listed the two methods below.
However, Apple recently modified its guidelines confirming that it is OK to use a 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for cleaning iPhones and iPads.
Apple says: “You can use 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, to carefully wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple devices, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Don’t use bleach.
How To Clean Your Samsung Device
Samsung made it clear that it’s now OK to dampen a cloth with a disinfectant or alcohol-based solution and wipe gently. But don’t apply the liquid directly onto the phone.
Samsung is also providing a free Galaxy Sanitizing Service using UV light in some countries, including the United States.
The company said in a statement a few days ago: “The Galaxy Sanitizing Service is being provided for free for its users in the official Samsung Service Center and Samsung Experience Stores in selected countries currently and the service is being broadened continuously.
It easily sanitizes the phone with UV-C light, no harsh cleaning chemicals required. These UV-C light can be used to sanitize Galaxy phones, the Galaxy Watch, and the Galaxy Buds.”
How to clean your phone water and soap
Many phone manufacturers, including Samsung, kick against using regular cleaning agents on phones, as the substances can damage protective coatings.
This method uses regular old soap instead. Just be mindful of the amount of water you use, and don’t allow water into the phone’s ports.
What you need:
- Soft cloths like microfiber
- Distilled water
- Mild hand soap
- Cotton swabs
- Switch off the phone and remove any case or attachments.
- Prepare a warm solution of water and soap.
- Wet a soft cloth with the solution and wipe down the phone, avoiding ports and delicate openings.
- Use dry cotton swabs to clean the camera lenses, ports and other openings.
- Let the phone to dry completely before inserting it back into a case.
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How To Clean Your Phone With UV
If you’re not convenient using any liquid on your phone, consider getting an ultraviolet-light phone sanitizer. Our best-reviewed options are PhoneSoap (order on Amazon) which costs $67.99.
What NOT to use to clean your phone
Cleaning your phone is crucial in removing off germs and the spread of coronavirus and other diseases, but you also don’t want to spoil the phone. So make sure to avoid these items:
- Window cleaners
- Kitchen cleaners
- Paper towels
- Compressed air
- Disinfectant wipes
Don’t Forget To Clean The Case, too
There is no point of going through all the trouble of cleaning your phone if you put it back into a dirty case. Here’s how to clean your phone case:
- Plastic case: Soak in bleach and other household cleaning agents. Rinse and dry.
- Rubber and silicone cases: Wet a cloth with a solution of dish soap and water. Wipe case. Dry.
- Wood cases: Wet cloth with a solution of two parts water to one part vinegar. Wipe case. Dry.
- Leather cases: gently dampen a cloth with a solution of little hand soap and water. Dry with another cloth.
Always allow the case to completely dry before you put it back on the phone.
How to Clean Your Phone: Keep Your Hands Clean
The best way to keep your phone clean is by washing your hands frequently and most importantly before touching the phone.
Also, be mindful of where you place and use your phone.