The average American touches their cell phone 47 times per day, according to a recent Deloitte survey. Other studies have found that most cell phones are ten times dirtier than toilet seats. When you combine these two statistics with how rarely we wash our hands after using our phones, the sheer amount of germs we are exposing ourselves to is shocking- especially in light of the global Coronavirus outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that COVID-19 is primarily an airborne disease. By learning how to effectively sanitize your phone during the pandemic, you can minimize your exposure to germs and bacteria.
How to Safely Disinfect Your Phone During COVID-19
Now is a crucial time to disinfect your cell phone regularly, but bleach and other household cleaners can damage your phone. Learn how to clean your phone safely and effectively during COVID to minimize exposure to germs.
1. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
Apple recently announced that bleach-free Clorox disinfectant wipes are safe to use on Apple products, including iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and iPods. Use Clorox wipes on your phone to clean the hard, nonporous surfaces, including the screen, keyboard, casing, and buttons. Be careful not to get moisture into your phone’s openings. Instead of wiping the device dry, allow the moisture to dry naturally. Be sure to wipe down your phone case as well. Clorox should not be used on leather or fabric cases.
2. Rubbing Alcohol
During COVID-19, Clorox wipes are a hot commodity, so if you’re saving wipes to last you through the pandemic, isopropyl alcohol can be a good alternative to sanitizing your phone. In the event that you cannot find 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes, AT&T and Samsung recommend creating a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution and spraying it onto a microfiber cloth or lint-free cloth. While the device is unplugged and powered off, wipe down your phone with the cleaning solution. To apply the solution, do not use paper towels since they are too abrasive.
3. Ultraviolet Phone Sanitizer
UV phone sanitizers have become a popular new technology in recent years. iFixandRepair Northbridge Walmart recommends the InvisibleShield UV Phone Sanitizer. Using UV light, the UV Phone Sanitizer gives your phone a 360-degree clean in just 5 minutes. ZAGG’s website states that the Sanitizer’s four UV-C bulbs work to disinfect your phone and kill 99.9% of E. Surface bacteria on your phone include E. coli and Staph. A wavelength of ultraviolet light called UV-C damages bacterial DNA and ultimately kills the cells.
It is great that this technology can be used for more than just your phone! Put it on virtually any nonporous, high-touch item, including your TV remote, car keys, credit cards, and more. Visit your Northbridge Walmart location or order online today. Our company is an InvisibleShield partner and sells InvisibleShield products, including this brilliant, new UV phone sanitizing technology.
What if Cleaning Agent Liquids Get into my Device?
If Clorox liquid or rubbing alcohol gets into the openings of your device, such as the charging port, buttons, or speakers, hurry to iFixandRepair Northbridge Walmart. While most new phones have some liquid resistance, regular wear and tear reduces that resistance over time. The technicians at Northbridge Walmart are able to assist with liquid damage.
What Safety Measures is iFixandRepair Northbridge Walmart Taking During COVID-19?
If you choose to visit iFixandRepair during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are taking precautionary measures to keep our staff and customers safe. Staying informed on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations will help us to serve our communities and keep our customers connected. Walmart stores in Northbridge are independently owned and operated by franchisees, but we recommend they follow these safety and wellness best practices.
Clients and staff should have access to hand sanitizer at all times.
Before being returned to iFixandRepair Northbridge Walmart, all gadgets should be sanitized.
Pre- and post-repair disinfection is recommended at all repair workstations.
Separate customer devices should be kept from other customer devices.
Whenever possible, mail-in repair services, curbside service, and pick-up and drop-off services should be offered.
Please review Northbridge Walmart Safety Measures During COVID-19 or call your local iFixandRepair for more information on our franchise’s safety measures.