Coronavirus Alert : How To Keep Your Phone Clean And Free From Viruses And Other Pathogens

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During normal days, we use our smartphones very frequently but in these times of the coronavirus outbreak, most of us are staying at home and using our smartphones more often than ever. You should take out some time to clean your smartphone as well.

Your Phone Clean And Free From Viruses

National Institute Of Health conducted a study that claims that that novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can remain on contaminated plastic and stainless surfaces for up to three days. This definitely includes your smartphone too.

The video posted above explains how to effectively clean your smartphone.
Some people might find it puzzling as what should be used to clean the mobile phone as certain cleaning agents are harmful for the screen and the phone itself.

Late last week, Apple dropped a message on its official website stating that you can opt for disinfectant wipes that contain 70% isopropyl alcohol which is better known as rubbing alcohol. It is easily available at Bunnings, Coles and Woolworths.

Apple says, “Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don’t submerge your iPhone in any cleaning agents.” So refrain from using bleach and instead opt for these agents :

How To Keep Your Phone Clean And Free From Viruses And Other Pathogens

Coronavirus Outbreak: 7 Things To Keep In Mind While Cleaning Your Gadgets

1) Wipes


As mentioned earlier, it is safe to use cleaning wipes that contain 70% rubbing alcohol to disinfectant the exterior surfaces of your mobile phone.
Don’t let moisture to enter any of the openings. Also, don’t use straight alcohol like methylated spirit directly on the screen as it might cause damage to the protective layers on your phone.

2) Stuck Dirt


You might notice some dirt particles stuck in the speaker or charging ports. What you should not do is scratching it as it might push it further down and cause damage. Just go for a sticky tape. Cover the speaker grills, ports and roll it up gently. Say goodbye to the dirt.

3) Smudges


Your oily fingers might have created these little devils on your phone. It’s easy to get rid of these using a microfiber towel and some filtered water. Don’t use any other clothe to wipe it down as it might lead to scratch production.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 7 Things To Keep In Mind While Cleaning Your Gadgets