Do you know how to safely clean and disinfect your iPhone and iPad? When was the last time you wiped them down? Experts say our smartphones should be cleaned and disinfected at least once a day, especially with the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here’s how to safely do it without damaging your iPhone or iPad.
It shouldn’t take the COVID-19 pandemic to get everybody to keep their smartphones clean, but the reality is that most people seldom wipe down and disinfect their devices.
How to disinfect your iPhone and iPad
In case you can’t watch the video, here are a few tips:
- Alcohol wipes with 70% rubbing alcohol are safe to use with your smartphone
- Clorox wipes can also be used to disinfect your devices
- Clorox or bleach should not be used
- Purell wipes are also good and may be used to disinfect your phone
- You may also use a 70% alcohol hand sanitizer to clean your iPhone; apply with a lint-free paper towel, clean microfiber cloth or cotton balls.
- Water resistant devices such as newer iPhones and iPads can be wiped down with a damp sponge and a mild soap. Use another damp sponge to rinse off.
And please remember to keep washing your hands with soap and water. It’s still the number one tip all healthcare experts share when trying to prevent the spread of virus and bacteria.