Keeping Your Phone Virus-Free
Whether checking the news, taking a work call, messaging a friend, or playing a game, we can literally spend hours on our phones daily, even reaching for it approximately 160 times every day. And just like everything else in our day-to-day that’s changed with Covid 19, we need to ensure these are kept clean and safe to use.
Keeping your smartphone or device clean just takes a few steps.
But first, we want to stress on the importance of keeping your hands clean.
This is among the most effective ways to curb the spread of any germs and bacteria that may be on your phone or your hands to anyone in your household. And never has something so critical been so easy! Wet your hands and lather and scrub with your soap and hum Happy Birthday, all it takes is 20 seconds. Make sure you don’t leave the water running, not only will it decrease water consumption, but will also allow you to get those suds going! We also recommend using eco-friendly soaps as we strive to do what’s right for the community and the planet.
Easy steps for cleaning your smartphone which we recommend you do daily.
- Remove your phone case, unplug any accessories and power down your smartphone.
- Wipe the phone with a dry or damp cloth first to remove all dirt & grease. You can use microfiber for this.
- Spray disinfectant onto a microfiber cloth and wipe the phone ensuring you are cautious around the charging port to avoid damage to your phone. Do not use bleach, and never submerge your phone. The CDC recommends using a solution that contains at least 70% alcohol, but you should always refer to your phone manufacturer’s instructions and guidance on disinfection.
- Let the disinfectant dry off and wipe your phone one more time.
- Repeat the same steps with any phone cases, covers and accessories.
- Wait until all items are fully dry before placing your smartphone back in its case or cover.
- Wash your hands!
You may also want to wipe it down when you’re out, in that case, you can consider alcohol-based disinfectant wipes until you reach home and can thoroughly clean it.
Another alternative is to use a UV light sanitizer as UV radiation damages the virus, and you can use it for other household items.
You can also try to minimize getting your phone overly exposed when going out. Surely you have seen some users place their phone in a plastic bag. Other options are to use hands-free devices when making calls, going for the old-school handwritten grocery list VS the one on your phone, contact less credit card, etc… You’ve got many options to keep that phone in your pocket or bag and away from your face when in public!
In the meantime, why not grab a shiny new phone case for your smartphone? Head over to Phone Cases to check out all our Popular designs. Or head on to our Custom Studio and create your own perfect case.