Right now, cleanliness is more important than ever. With the outbreak of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, washing your hands and implementing self-hygiene has become the world’s priority over these past months. Knowing how to clean your phone should also be a priority.
We now understand that the Coronavirus can last up to 3 days on surfaces, so it’s more important than ever to clean more frequently.
Not only is keeping our hands clean important but what about keeping our daily devices clean? One such device is our smartphones. The average consumer checks their smartphone 47 times a day, and with most people putting their device on multiple surfaces throughout a day, it’s a germ magnet.
This can be avoided easily with household soap and water. If you clean your phone regularly, this can help keep those germs at bay.
With these straight forward steps, we will guide you on minimising the risk of germs and viruses clinging on to your device and for your phone to be safer to use.
5 Steps: How to Clean your phone
Before you clean your phone, make sure no liquids are near the device and all external power sources are unplugged.
Turn off your phone and carefully remove any protective cases you may have attached.
Dampen a lint-free or micro-fiber cloth with household soap and warm water. Most cloths can scratch the fragile screen and surfaces of your phone. To avoid this, use a soft lint-free cloth which also does not give off any fluff when used.
Carefully clean your phone by rubbing the surfaces back to front, avoiding any openings and ports of the device. If moisture gets into them, it may damage the phone; even waterproof phones are susceptible over time.
Finally, wipe your phone with a dry lint-free or micro-fiber cloth to finish the process. Repeat the same process to your phone protector.
If you have an iPhone, Apple has also suggested you can clean your phone with 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol wipes. These can mainly be purchased online or at computer shops, however, there may be some in the odd supermarket.
Hopefully, with these steps, we have given you the necessities on keeping your handheld device safe from germs and more importantly, the Coronavirus.
Please share these steps with your family and friends
Everyone needs to be more vigilant in these testing times.
We take pride in providing such knowledge to our team at DIS, friends, families and customers so we can all fight this together and get back to normality.
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