It is important for us to stay home and disinfect our hands by washing it thoroughly. However, that doesn’t mean our smartphone is free from germs either. Here are some of the ways you can disinfect your smartphone to keep it clean too.
Long-established and leading technology company, vivo Malaysia advises that one can safely clean their smartphones with disinfectant wipes in order to keep the virus off the phone without ruining it. Here are the simplest ways to disinfect your phones as well as clean off fingerprint smudges from the surface.
How To Disinfect Your Smartphone
- Polish with a microfiber cloth
Gently wipe the exterior of your phone with a clean microfiber cloth to get rid of smudges and crud. Although microfiber cloth is not technically a disinfectant, it is effective in removing germs and bacteria from the surface of your phone.
- Disinfect your phone with wipes
Some may think that devices cannot be cleaned thoroughly with a microfiber cloth or feel unsafe if only using it to polish the phone – instead, you may use disinfectant wipes to sanitize your device.
However, there are times when the wipe is excessively wet, you will have to wring it out first, then gently wipe down every surface of your phone while avoiding the ports.
- Reach for a clean paper towel
Despite most of the smartphones in the market today claiming they are water-resistant, it does not mean that it can be completely waterproof, as water-resistant here means that it is able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely.
Hence, after cleaning your phone with disinfectant wipes, you will have to wipe away the leftover moisture from your device with a clean paper towel.
We hope these basic steps will help you to keep away from virus infections, and make sure that you sanitize regularly especially during this critical period. And, most importantly, continue to wash your hands when you interact with others or touch any surfaces such as your phone. Disinfect your personal spaces and office space, too. Practicing good hygiene is one of the best defenses against most illnesses like Covid-19.