One up-side to the Coronavirus is the art of cleanliness and carefulness it has imparted in the lives of the public.
People certainly seem to have cultivated the habit of regularly washing their hands after they visit public or crowded places.
However, it is just as vital for us to always disinfect our gadgets, cell phone cases, and your cell phone accessories, especially since they are part of our day-to-day lives and have a high possibility of touching our faces.
Here are some tips you might find useful as regards to disinfecting your phone.
Do You Need To Be Cleaning Your Phone?
The uniqueness of most smartphones and Samsung Galaxy S10e cases today makes it such that we are hooked to them. With the Coronavirus showing no signs of easing up on us and practically no vaccine discovered yet, the best course of action is protect ourselves against it using any possible means.
Keeping your smartphones sanitized is a way of keeping germs away. It is noteworthy that germs and viruses easily stick to hard surfaces for longer than you’d expect ranging from a few hours to a couple of weeks depending on the temperature and humidity.
By extension, we should also know our smartphones are no different from these hard surfaces. Based on research made by prominent researchers, viruses can transfer from a phone onto your hands and then onto new surfaces in your home.
Sanitizing our phones regularly will reduce our risk of coming in contact with germs and as such should be adopted as a routine.
Do’s and Don’ts in Cleaning Your Phone
Regularly cleaning our galaxy note 9 case and note 10 plus case is without a doubt an effective way of preventing further spread of the viruses. But we should bear in mind that going about this routine in the wrong way could lead to damages.
Below are some do’s and don’ts to consider carefully when disinfecting your phone:
- First, go through your phone’s manufacturer instructions on how to clean your phone. This is necessary because cleaning your phone in a way that is not approved by the manufacturer could impose risks – like negating your warranty.
- You are advised to turn off your device and plug out any connecting cables or wires for the safety of your phone.
- Dipping soft cotton in a mixture of soap and water should suffice, so long as you wring out excess liquid from the cotton to avoid water getting into exposed parts of the phone.
- Using wipes with at most 70% alcohol to wipe down the device or a 40/60 alcohol-to-water mixture is also a way to curb the spread of the viruses and germs. It is also advised to wring out excess fluid from the wipes.
- Avoid the use of spray or direct application of liquid on your phone surfaces. By doing this, liquid might find its way into the phone’s crevices and increase the risk of damage to your phone.
- Avoid the use of glass cleaner containing ammonia. Ammonia contains some harsh chemicals that could prove hazardous to your phone’s display over an extended period.
- Do not submerge your Smartphone in water and make extra sure that every residue is wiped dry as it could lead to electrical short or damage the device.
- Under no circumstances should you resort to home-made disinfectants. If the concentration isn’t right, there’s a possibility of damaging the touchscreen coating.
How Often Should you Clean your Phone
It is a good idea to clean our Samsung Galaxy S10+ case and phones on a regular basis. Of course, staying in the confines of your house most of the time is sure to decrease the risk of the virus settling on your phone surfaces, but being extra careful won’t hurt.
We don’t necessarily have to clean our phones every time we touch it though, as long as we sanitize our hands often.
Regarding the pandemic, the most likely way for the virus to heavily contaminate your device’s surface is if someone sneezes or coughs close to it. Droplets containing the virus will then settle on the phone’s surface.
To keep the virus at bay and prevent its spread, it is also important that we clean our hands and phone surfaces if we’ve come across anyone who is sneezing or coughing.
As long as our phone isn’t exposed to the virus, cleaning it once to twice should be enough.
How to Clean Your Phone from Virus during COVID-19
Regularly washing your hands with warm soapy water and constantly disinfecting it is the first step to keeping your phone clean.
Smartphone screens should be kept clean by disinfecting it the moment it comes in contact with things that cause stains.
Your household furniture and surfaces should be disinfected as your phone could be placed consciously or unconsciously there and picked back up.
While you’re at it, you could take the time to clean out and disinfect your office desk and other surfaces using a wipe or a spray. Air drying is also advised.
Although time consuming, taking these extra measures are ways to ensure our cell phones remain in a clean state.