Maybe many are not aware but the smartphone that we always use every day contain lots of germs especially in the midst of this coronavirus outbreak.
Some studies even found that our mobile phone contains 10 times more germs than a toilet seat.
A study in 2019 also found that the coronavirus can survive on surfaces such as glass and plastic for 9 days. So it’s important to always clean your smartphone every day.
Not only do you wash your hands properly, cleaning your mobile phone also has its own way. Here are tips and ways to clean up your smartphone to prevent the coronavirus as quoted from Mashable.
Tips: How to Disinfect a Smartphone to Prevent Coronavirus
- Unplug all the cables connected to your smartphone, for example, headphones or chargers.
- Turn off the smartphone, cleaning should only take place in a smartphone condition that is not active.
- Don’t forget to wash your hands first, because it’s useless to continue this tutorial if your hands are still dirty.
- If you use a protective case, remove the smartphone from the case. Don’t forget to clean the case too.
- Prepare a microfiber cloth, soap and water. Dissolve the soap in water and dip a microfiber cloth in the solution.
- Use microfiber that is already slightly wet to wipe the screen and the back of the phone carefully. Do not allow the liquid to enter the headphone jack or charger port.
- After completion, clean the phone with a clean, dry microfiber. Soap and water are simple but very effective in eradicating bacteria and viruses from smartphones.
- You can also use UV light to clean your smartphone, but this method can make the smartphone experience discolouration.
- There are some materials which should not be used to clean your smartphone because they can cause screen problems. For example alcohol, vinegar, dry tissue to wet tissue.
- Use a cotton bud to clean smaller areas such as cameras, ports or buttons.
- Dry the phone with an aerated area on a clean surface for approximately 30 minutes. After that, you can replace the casing or other cables.