Germs and bacteria can live on hard surfaces – like your cell phone! – for days.
Just think of all the places your cellphone travels … and the surfaces it has touched. Euuw, right? 🚽
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, there are some actions you can take to protect yourself (and your devices!).
First: Avoid putting your phone near your face. Use the speaker whenever possible.
Second: Disinfect your phone DAILY. Check with your phone’s manufacturer, but Apple says its safe to use Clorox disinfecting wipes on its phones.
Othr common cleaners (like alcohol, vinegar, window cleaning spray, or anything abrasive) can damage your phone so it’s important to double-check.
Here’s a link for more cleaners to use or avoid(copy and post in your browse): www.cnet.com/…/coronavirus-and-your-phone-how-to-effective…/
Note: these actions are important even when there’s not a global health threat, since studies show most cell phones are laden with bacteria.
TIP: If it’s been a while since you’ve disinfected your phone, wash your hands thoroughly, disinfect the phone, and then wash your hands again, to avoid cross-contamination!