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Coronavirus: How to Clean and Disinfect Your Phone

During the current COVID-19 crisis, it is important to clean and disinfect the devices and surfaces we use and touch in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Among these, cell phones are probably the device that harbours the greatest number of bacteria.

This is why it is important to regularly clean and disinfect your mobile phone. But how do you go about this and how do you avoid damaging it? We cover some precautions you can take in this article.

Disinfecting wipes: an easy way to clean your phone

The first solution for cleaning and disinfecting cell phones is to use disinfecting wipes suitable for these devices. Cleaning wipes with 70% isopropyl alcohol are available in stores and online.

Some brands, such as Apple, have long discouraged the use of these products in order to avoid damaging their devices. However, with the latest updates to their terms and conditions of use, wipes can now be used for iPhones. However, they should be used with care, gently wiping down hard, non-porous surfaces and being careful with the openings for the earphones and charging jack.

UV disinfection, a new approach to disinfecting phones

In addition to disinfecting wipes, there are now devices that allow UV disinfection. Unlike some chemicals, UV light has the potential to kill COVID-19. This is because when bacteria and viruses are exposed to UV light waves, they are unable to reproduce and lose their ability to infect as a result.

Although these UV light devices are more expensive than disinfectant wipes, they completely neutralize bacteria. This makes them an ideal solution during the coronavirus pandemic.

Household cleaning solutions as a coronavirus precaution

You can also make a homemade cleaning solution to disinfect your cell phone. Simply combine a few ingredients such as water and vinegar and spray it on the phone. Once the mixture has been sprayed on, simply wipe with a microfiber cloth.

This homemade solution is simple to implement and can disinfect mobile devices and even accessories such as protective cases or screen protectors on the surface.

3 effective precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus

There you have it! Now you know a little more about cleaning and disinfecting techniques for your phone. During the COVID-19 crisis, it is important and necessary to adopt these simple measures to avoid contracting or spreading the virus.

For more information or if you would like to purchase a new smartphone, we invite you to contact us. At Recycell, we have a wide variety of disinfected used and refurbished phones to offer.


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