Studies have found that the novel coronavirus may survive up to several days on some surfaces. Your phone is no exception. Here we will tell you how to properly disinfect it.
Did you know that a cell phone is usually way dirtier than a toilet seat? Considering that your phone regularly comes in contact with your face, mouth and nose, it’s clear that you should disinfect it regularly.
During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s actually recommended to disinfect your phone at least twice a day. Here’s how to do that.
How to Disinfect Your Phone:
- Turn off your cell phone and remove the cover. The phone can’t be charging during cleaning.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before starting to disinfect your phone.
- Select a suitable disinfectant. You can use alcohol-based products containing isopropyl and similar substances (such as the ones we use for cleaning glasses or cameras). The ideal option, of course, is to use a special product for disinfecting mobile phones. This can be a solution or a napkin.
- Never apply the solution directly on your phone. Apply it on a soft cloth or a handkerchief first. It’s best to use a microfiber cloth or a cloth used for cleaning glasses.
- Now’s the time to start cleaning. Begin in the center of your phone and proceed to the edges. Then disinfect the sides and the back of the phone. Make sure you don’t miss any part.
- Don’t forget to disinfect the cover of your phone as well.
- Places that are hard to reach such as the power plug or the area around the speaker can be cleaned with cotton swabs soaked in an antibacterial solution or gel.
We advise you not to lend your phone to anyone to reduce the risk of infection. You should also wash your hands after each use of your phone, especially when you are about to eat.
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