🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Time to Clean Your Smart Phone

How to Clean Your Phone

Your smartphone is seven times dirtier than a toilet, reported USA Today in Feb. 2019 based off of several research studies. . . . According the Journal of Hospital Infection, coronaviruses can live on glass  . . . for up to nine days, so it’s important to disinfect it regularly.

Use a solution of 60% water and 40% rubbing alcohol to clean your phone. Turn off your phone first and avoid any charger or headphone ports (if liquid gets in those it could damage your phone). Use a cotton swab to rub disinfectant solution on the phone, but squeeze out any excess to avoid dripping. Wipe the phone dry with a clean cloth immediately. If you have an iPhone this is still a good way to clean your phone. Admist coronavirius concerns, Apple updated its cleaning guide to say you can use “70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox disinfecting wipes” to clean your iPhone as long as you’re careful to avoid openings in the phone. If you have a plastic case, take it off your phone and wipe it down with a disinfectant wipe.

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