Given that our phones come in contact with our hands, face, tables, and other surfaces everywhere we go, could they harbor dangerous germs like the Coronavirus? Scientists say they can and recommend a specific way of cleaning smartphones and tablets regularly in an attempt to protect yourself from infectious diseases.
Safe Cleaning Instructions
1. Before cleaning, make sure to disconnect your phone from any cables and power sources.
2. Do NOT use bleach, hand sanitizer or any liquid cleaner not intended for use on electronic devices.
3. Only use lint-free cloths to clean your device: fluffy microfiber cloths, cotton balls, and cotton rounds can damage the device and make cleaning more difficult. In our experience, cloths made to clean glasses work the best.
4. Any amount of moisture can harm your phone, so make sure not to spray alcohol directly onto the screen. Instead, spray a cloth with alcohol to wipe down the phone. The cloth should be slightly damp but not wet.