Different studies and researches haveshown that novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease known asCOVID-19 is able to survive on some surfaces for up to nine days- and that mayinclude your beloved phones. 

According to a Deloitte study, a personprobably checks his Smartphone phone more than 50 times in a day. This is thedevice you handle constantly and often press to the side of your face. It meansthat any bacteria, virus or other gems that make its way onto your phone orcase could easily transfer to your skin. Even, cell phones carry 10 times morebacteria than toilet seats, mainly because the toilet seat is typically cleanedmore frequently while personal electronics are overlooked.

No doubt, the questions about cleaningand disinfecting to prevent and contain the coronavirus- there are so much missingand wrong information going around. Here, advice has become overwhelming. But,you will get the solution here.

First, there is a general advice, as thenovel coronavirus is spreading, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent andWHO are advising people to wash their hands often and disinfect frequentlytouched objects and surfaces and be aware of your information and news sources.Keeping our phone clean is also very important. But be careful when doing so toavoid damaging your device.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to aspike in sales of products, including hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and pasta.We frequently wash our hands to keep ourselves and our loved ones from passingthe virus, but what about cleaning your phone? The good news is thatdisinfecting your electronic device has officially become easier. Let's checkhow:

DisinfectYour Phone

In this modern era, our phone is like athird hand because we constantly touch it. We take our phones out to eat, onthe train, and to the bathroom. That's why; phones carry more 17, 00 bacterialgene copies each.

If you touch your phone after touching apublic door handle or grocery cart, you may immediately clean your phone withrubbing alcohol. Don't. Straight alcohol can strip the oleophobic andhydrophobic coatings that keep oil and water from damaging your simply andother port.

Spray a nonabrasive or alcohol-baseddisinfectant directly on a soft lint-free cloth and wipe down your device whenit is unplugged. Another option of cleaning is to invest in a UV light likes aPhoneSoap.

RemoveFingerprint Smudges from Screen

It is difficult to prevent fingerprintsmudges from the phone. Every time, we pick up our phone, it gets fingerprintsall over it. Cleaning your screen with a microfiber cloth can work. If thescreen is in desperate need of cleaning, use distilled water to dampen themicrofiber cloth and then wipe down your screen.

RemoveSand and Lint

Lint and sand easily get stuck in thesmall ports of your phone and in the creases where the screen meets the body.The best solution is to remove sand is Scotch tape. You can lay it along thecreases and speakers, and roll it up and gently place it in the ports.

RemoveYour Make up Safely

When you have a full face of makeup andyou are going to make a call, what that foundation is about to stick to? Yourphone screen when you use makeup remover to take off your makeup, you must notuse it as a phone cleaner. Instead, get your phone its makeup remover. Using adamp microfiber cloth to clean the phone is also a good idea.

WashWaterproof Phones?

In case, your phone is water-resistantand is rated for IP67 and above, you can rinse it with water. Still, it is abetter idea to use a damp or wet cloth to clean your phone and then try it witha dry, soft cloth to remove the water.


If you need to sanitize your iPhone,Apple says it is completely safe it wipe down hard, nonporous surfaces like itsscreen with Clorox Disinfectant Wipe or alcohol wipe. Do never submerge yourphone in a cleaning product and be careful to avoid getting moisture in anyopenings, like the charging port.

Finally,Keep Your Hands Clean

Do you wash your hands every time youtouch your nose or something unhygienic? Keep hands clean and disinfected and then your phone will pretty muchstay clean and disinfected.

It includes thinking twice before takingthe phone to the bathroom.


Keeping your computers, laptops andmobile devices wiped down can go a long way in reducing the number of germsthat get spread about your house.

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