A guide on how to properly disinfect your mobile phone

Research shows that our mobile devices can carry viruses and bacteria. It is pretty obvious since we have it with us anywhere we go, even in the bathroom!

Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, everyone was taught on how to practice good hygiene – the use of hand-sanitizers, washing our hands for at least 20 seconds and coughing or sneezing on our elbows. But we often forget how our phones regularly get in contact with our face. So… do you remember all the surfaces your phone has been placed?

Here are six steps on how to properly sanitize your phone, screen, and phone case according to experts:

  • Remove your phone from your case (if you have a case) and power it down.
  • Wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
  • Using a Lysol disinfecting wipe, gently wipe your screen, except for ports.
  • Let it dry (air dry) for at least 5 minutes.
  • Wipe it again with a microfiber cloth or a paper towel.
  • Repeat steps 2 to 5 with your phone case.

It is recommended to sanitize mobile phones at least twice a week. Wiping it using a microfiber cloth should be done on a daily basis as this physically removes germs.

Note that you should use the same astringent cleaners that you usually use when cleaning and wiping hard plastics and glass surfaces.

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