Coronavirus & Your Phone - Cleaning Your Devices Blog Series
The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, may be able to survive on surfaces for up to nine days, studies have found, and that may include your beloved phone or iPad. Think about all of the different things you touch throughout the day, from light switches to remote controls to bathrooms doors to gas pumps. You get germs on your hands, you use your phone, then you go wash your hands later but the germs are still on your devices. All of the bacteria picked up during your day-to-day activities end up on your devices, and odds are, you don’t clean them often or well enough.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the best ways to protect yourself is to wash your hands after being in a public place, and after coughing or sneezing. The CDC estimates 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands, and our smartphones and tablets have basically become an extension of that.
So, what is the best way to disinfect your phone and clean your devices to help you limit your exposure to the coronavirus? You may immediately think to quickly wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. Don’t. It can strip the specialized coatings that keep oil and water from damaging your display and ports. Use a Clorox Wipe or wipes with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Recently, Apple said that it’s OK to use Clorox Wipes or wipes that have 70% isopropyl alcohol to clean your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Once you have disinfected your devices, keeping them inside of a protective pouch or case like PHOOZY Thermal Capsules can help protect them from the bacteria and germs on your hands when you take your devices on your daily adventures or even in your home.
3 Tips to Disinfect and Clean Your Phone, iPad and other Devices to Help Limit Your Exposure to the Coronavirus:
If you use a case, remove your device from the case and use Clorox Wipes or wipes that have 70% isopropyl alcohol to wipe down your phone or tablet. Make sure to wipe down your phone or tablet case as well.
After cleaning, keep your phone, tablet or laptop inside of a PHOOZY Thermal Capsule to limit exposure to germs, viruses, and bacteria.
- Don’t use window cleaner, kitchen cleaners or bleach! Newer phones have special coatings to resist water and oil that can be damaged by harsh cleaning chemicals.
We want to do our part in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please keep your devices disinfected, clean and protected.