CoronaVirus Awareness: How Important it is to Sanitize your iPhone

CoronaVirus Awareness: How Important it is to Sanitize your iPhone

Published on March 17 , 2020

CoronaVirus Awareness: How Important it is to Sanitize your iPhone

The COVID-19 which is caused by coronavirus started in Wuhan province of China and is now officially declared as a pandemic by WHO. It is a highly infectious disease caused by the recently discovered coronavirus and can cause severe respiratory illness. The symptoms of the COVID-19 are very similar to common flu-like fever, cough but in severe cases pneumonia is one of them. It is very important to take precautions to prevent catching the virus. Few of the very simple ways to keep yourself safe is to wash hands on regular intervals, use sanitizers and wear masks. Avoid large crowds and keep yourself and your surroundings in hygienic conditions. avoid touching your face as much as possible. All the precautions help but people mostly miss out on one of the major things: cleaning your phones.

Your Phone is 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat

While taking all the precautionary measures like washing hands regularly and using sanitizers we often forget one thing, and those are our phones. According to Dr. Sarah Jarvis: most of the viruses survive better on hard surfaces- phones and computer keyboards are some of them. An average person touches their phone multiple times a day and is known to be carrying over 25,000 bacteria per square inch. your phone can be a source of transmission of the virus and it is important to keep it clean. Cleaning your phone frequently can help you in reducing the chance of catching the COVID-19 virus. Your beloved phone can be a survival surface for the virus for up to nine days.

How to clean/sanitize your iPhone

Cleaning/sanitizing your iPhone is recommended always but now it needs to be frequently cleaned, but how to clean your iPhone without damaging it. Apple’s support page has recently added the guidelines on how to clean your iPhone.

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes can be used to wipe the hard surfaces of your phone, also 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipes can also be used. It is also to keep in mind to not dip your iPhone in any kind of cleaning liquid or cleansers.

Do’s and Don'ts

  1. Unplug your phone from all external power sources and turn it off.
  2. Use a lint-free soft cloth, paper towels are not recommended as they can be abrasive and damage the phone’s surface.
  3. Try not to get moisture in any openings: such as the charging point, speakers etc.
  4. Do not use bleaches, abrasives or ant aerosol products.
  5. Do not spray any cleaner directly on the phone.

Alternate ways to clean your phone

Microfiber cloths using the DG-300 silver clear is known to eliminate 99.9 percent of bacteria and prevent the spread of viruses. This can be used to wipe your iPhone as an alternate measure.

Using a screen guard to cover your screen can help you to save your iPhone’s coating from any cleaning wipes. You can use wipes to disinfect your iPhone’s screen without worrying about damaging it.

PhoneSoap is one of the options to clean/sanitize your iphone with UV light. Being the most expensive option to sanitize your iPhone, however, it is also being called a fast and easy way to clean up. It is proven to Kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses by bathing your iPhone using two UV-C bulbs.

Be aware, Stay safe.

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