How to sanitize your Smartphone from Coronavirus

Do you know that some viruses can survive on the surface of your beloved phone for up to 9 days ?
One more fact : Most of the smartphone screens are 18 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

Yes, some viruses can survive on the surface of your beloved phone for up to 9 days. Even the new corona-virus ! You touch you phone all around the day with your fingertips and also put it on your cheeks and ears several times a day. Most of us do it without thinking too much about about it, but now is the time to think and react before its too late.
Here we will tell you how to disinfect your phone-screen to keep yourself safe from the invisible microbes that can harm you and your family.

How to disinfect/sanitize your phone ?

  • Use disinfectant wipes that contain isopropyl alcohol. Never use straight alcohol on phone screens. Alcohol can strip the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings, which is used to make your phone waterproof. 
  • If you are using spray disinfectant then make sure it contains isopropyl alcohol. You may spray it on a lint-free soft cloth.
  • Now make sure that your phone is powered-off and unplugged from the charging.
  • Now you may wipe it downwards direction.

Before you proceed to clean your phone, you must ensure what your phone company says about cleaning screens. According to most of the smartphone companies anything over 50% alcohol can damage the screen. But if you have got a screen protector, then you may take the risk. Otherwise the simplest way is to dampen your cleaning cloth with some diluted disinfectant, and wipe down your phone in switched-off state.

Somepeople use UV smartphone cleaner which kills 99.9% germs, but its not known if it can kill the new coronavirus as well.

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