PSA: Clean Your Smartphones

In the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, UK-based mobile accessories supplier, Mobile Lyme is reminding people to sanitize their handsets regularly to avoid coming into contact with germs at this time. Here’s some information that will help keep your mobile device, germ-free!

In a time like these, it’s understandable that we all get a little bit scared and that we all start to wonder how far we should go to limit the spread of the virus. Our mobile devices are very high touch items and follow us everywhere (even into the toilet!) so we should pay close attention to how we keep this product clean, and germ-free, to avoid proliferating what is already a global pandemic.

Mobile Lyme has outlined some easy to follow steps to make sure you keep germs at bay:

How to clean your mobile phone:

  1. Unplug all cables and turn your phone off
  2. Remove any cases or other accessories from the phone
  3. Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Disinfecting Wipes, gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your phone and try to avoid getting any moisture in any openings.
  4. Let your phone air dry for about 5 minutes
  5. Give your phone another wipe-down with a soft microfiber cloth
  6. Use sticky tape to remove any grime or stuck dirt in crevices
  7. Repeat this process with your phone case and other accessories – you can use more astringent cleaners on these in general, except for accessories that contain fabric/ leather

Follow the following precautions to not damage your device:

  • Do not use bleach or straight alcohol such methylated spirits which will damage the special coatings on the screen
  • Do not submerge your phone in any cleaning agents

How often should I clean my phone?

It’s a good idea to clean your phone more regularly than usual at this time. You can disinfect as often as every second day and give your phone a wipe down with a microfibre cloth every day to stay on top of germs.

If you’re interested in updating your ageing devices, or fancy grabbing some other smartphone accessories, head on over to Mobile Lyme

About Craig Bradshaw

Tech enthusiast and Editor-in-Chief of MobileTechTalk

One comment

  1. So it’s easier if you don’t have a phone case 😁
    Interesting article tho!!

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