How to disinfect your smartphone from viruses, bacteria

A simple cleaning routine of your smartphone will help prevent the spread of viruses. (Rawpixel pic)

PARIS: While everyone has likely heard that a smartphone screen can potentially harbor more germs than a toilet bowl, a recent Australian study showed that, under certain conditions, the new coronavirus can survive for 28 days on a smartphone.

It is therefore highly recommended to clean it at least once a day. It takes just a few seconds and can prevent you from becoming sick.

After months of pandemic, everyone has understood that hand-washing was key to avoid spreading or contracting Covid-19.

Our hands have to be thoroughly washed, several times a day, but we shouldn’t forget the object that we touch the most during the day – our smartphone.

  • To clean your smartphone you’ll need a damp cloth (with a tiny bit of soap if possible).
  • Gently rub the cloth, not to scratch the screen. After that, you’ll also need a second cloth, a dry one, to finish up the task. However, cleaning your cell phone does not mean only taking care of its screen.
  • You will have to remove its protection and also wash it thoroughly.
  • The whole device has to be cleaned, the front and back as well as the edges.
  • Make sure never to use cleaning products designed for the home, and never put it under a tap. Not a single drop of water should enter the device.
  • This operation should be repeated regularly, at least once a day during the pandemic.