Phones are dirtier than toilet seats. It is no surprise since it is the one thing that Singaporeans are always glued! People often tend to bring their phones everywhere with them. How to best disinfect your phone? There are many ways and tools you can utilize to clean your phones. If you are not already doing that, then there is no better time to start than now! As you can know, today, preparing for the specific global spread of this virus dubbed COVID-19, is one of the most pro-social things we should do to possible disruptions of this kind.
You need to wipe down your phone daily and give it a thorough cleaning as and when you can. Before you disinfect your phone and phone case, make sure that you did power off the phone and let it cool.
Note when cleaning the phone:
NEVER use detergents/house cleaners, compressed air bottles, aerosol aerosols, Harsh solvents (acetone, benzene, toluene), bleach, ammonia, abrasive powder, hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide).
From the iPhone 7 and other kinds of new iPhone, on the iPhone screen has an oleophobic oil-proof, anti-fingerprint coating. Cleaning products and abrasive materials (alcohol, alcohol-based hand cleaners) will reduce the surface and could scratch your iPhone.
Use distilled water because some hard water areas can scratch the phone.
Take your phone out of its case. If materials are safe-to-wash like TPU or silicone and hard plastic, you have to give the case a good rinse in warm water and let it air dry. If your lovely case material is leather or any luxury materials, try looking for cleaners specific to your equipment. The maker of your case will have cleaning guidelines on their website or in the box the case came in.
You were using the felt-tipped swabs in thePhone Cleaning Kit (or Q-Tips, if you have got the time to carve the tips to points) to gently swabaround the earpiece, speaker grills, and some various ports on your phone.
Be more careful when swabbing theUSB-C/Lightning portnot to leave any fibers behind and dislodge any pieces inside the port. If a swab does not fit in your USB-C or Lightning port, you try using any small brush included in your Phone Cleaning Kit.
Take aZeiss Mobile Screen Wipe, thenwipe downthe screen and body of the phone. When the Zeiss Wipe doesn’t have the harsh chemicals, Lysol or Clorox wipes can, its evaporative pre-moistened solution need to be still enough to remove the top layer of grime and germs from your phone.
If any streaks remain after using the Zeiss wipe, try using a microfiber cloth (non-embroidered kitchen towel) towipe the screenclear of stripes.
When the phone and case are both completely dry, re-apply your claim to your phone.
If you don’t regularly use your headphone port or tend to get more dirt and lint in your ports than usual — consider investing in a set ofdust plugs to help keep your port bright and disinfect when not charging. If you would like to cut down on grime accumulated on your screen/case when you use your phone, please put your phone down for a few minutes and wash your grimy hands before you get back to browsing Reddit. Even a quick wipe of your hands with hand sanitizer may majorly cut down the oily, hot, germ-filled streaks on your screen.
About phone cases:
Your phone cases also collect dust germs. If you own a silicone or rubber phone case, soak it in a mixture of warm water and soap. You should remove the case after a few minutes and dry it with a microfibre cloth. For stubborn stains, dampen the corner of the material with rubbing alcohol and go over the stains again.
I am wondering how to disinfect leather phone cases? Pour a tiny bit of hand soap onto a damp microfibre cloth and run it in a circular motion on your case. You can take it a step further and use saddle soap instead of hand soap. It will go a long way in maintaining the original shine and condition of the leather phone case.
Why should you wipe your phone with glass cloth?
Glass towels are made from microfiber cloth commonly, often used in hospitals. This fabric is easy to clean and has excellent moisture resistance, especially since this fabric has excellent antibacterial.
They are capable of removing 99% of bacteria, compared to other standard fabrics that can remove up to 30% of bacteria. Using a Microfiber cloth to disinfect your smartphone will help you get rid of bacteria on your phone.
We have said it time and time again, but washing your hands is one of the best ways to stay germ-free during cold and flu season. Make sure that you are using plenty of warm, soapy water and rinsing for at least about 20 seconds. You can sing “Happy Birthday” twice at that time.
Using hand sanitizer is also a good idea. Doing so, you can keep your phone cleaner.