In our daily lives we touch door handles, handrails, phones, elevator buttons and so on. Objects or surfaces might be germ-infested. Studies have found the novel coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19, may be capable of survive on a few surfaces for several hours to days.
One of the most used object in our daily lives is our phones.
How do we disinfect our phones?
Disinfectant wipes are safe to use on smartphone screens, but there are a few substances you need to keep away from when cleaning your phone. Do not rub your phone with alcohol. Straight alcohol can strip the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings that maintain oil and water from damaging your display and other ports.
- Remove your phone case
- Wipe the exterior of your phone with a clean microfiber cloth to get rid of smudges ( This should remove germs, due to the friction between the cloth and the glass surface )
- Now you use a disinfecting wipe (Ex: Clorox, Lysol). Wipe down every surface of your phone while avoiding the ports.
- Let your phone air dry for about 10 minutes.
- Clean your phone case. As most phone cases are made from durable hard plastic, you may use more astringent cleaners. Do not use bleach on accessories that contain fabric or leather surfaces.
A quick wipe down of your cell phone with a microfiber cloth is most effective if you do it on a daily basis. Don’t forget: washing your hands thoroughly and regularly will keep the germs and viruses away.