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How to Keep Your Phone Safe from Coronavirus

It has been found in studies that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 can survive on some surfaces for 9 days. This can be your phone as well. People use their phone constantly and often press to the side of their face as well which in turn means that any likely bacteria or virus on your phone can transfer from your skin to the rest of your body.

Yes, washing your hands regularly is important to keep yourself and your loved ones from getting the virus but the question here is how to keep your phone safe from getting infected by coronavirus? It is important to clean your phone to make sure it remains safe.

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Now disinfecting your electronic devices from getting infected is easier. Apple earlier on its website said that you can clean your iPhone with disinfectant wipes like Clorox sheets. Samsung, however, has not revealed how users can clean their Samsung phones.

Now if you touch your phone after touching a public door handle or grocery cart, you might think of cleaning it with rubbing alcohol. But alcohol straight off can strip the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings that keep oil and water from damaging your display and other ports.  The safest way to clean your phone is by using disinfectant wipes that contain 70% isopropyl alcohol to clean your phone screen. 

Nicole Craig

Media coordinator and junior editor at Research Snipers RS-NEWS, I studied mass communication and interested technology business, I have 3 years experience in the media industry.