How To Clean Your Phone From Coronavirus? - The Dirtiest Place You Touch Thousand Times Per Day

Bhavna Acharya |Mar 20, 2020

As our phones which are covered with bacteria and viruses including coronavirus remain living under the radar, here are some simple yet effective solutions on how to clean your phone in these challenging times of Covid-19.

Among simple yet effective measures to prevent yourself from coronavirus infection, keeping hand and face hygiene is one of the most crucial parts. Although you have followed strictly what is advised, there must be one thing you might forget to clean. scroll down to find the instruction on how to clean your phone from coronavirus.

How To Clean Your Phone From Coronavirus
Your phone is dirtier than you might think as it is the home for millions of viruses and bacteria.

Why need to clean your phone screen and phone case?

It is none other than your phone which accompanies you all day long, contacts both your hands and face without having cleaned frequently. In fact, your phone became one of the most dangerous health hazards amid this unprecedented time. While the ‘Safe hands’ challenge is emerging on the Internet as the most effective way of protection, our phones, which are covered with bacteria and viruses including coronavirus, remain living under the radar.

In addition to that, it keeps making contact with our hands and face for making phone calls, texting and other purposes. This was strongly supported by a research of Dscout which indicated that an average person touches his phone more than 2600 times per day. Meanwhile, another research pointed out that viruses can live on your phone screen for up to 96 hours (4 days). Such an unbelievable amount of time.

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Our phones which are home for bacteria and viruses including coronavirus remain living under the radar

A moving petri dish for bacteria and viruses

It is not an exaggeration to say that your phone is one of the deadliest threats to your health when coronavirus is hitting the world hard. According to the Seattle Times, there are approximately 25,127 bacteria per square inch of an average phone. It even contains more bacteria than a toilet seat. Imagine how come you hold it and put it onto your face for all the time?! 

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You can also clean your phone with safe and effective household cleaning solutions

How to clean your phone from coronavirus

  • Alcohol-based solution

You don’t need to worry as just like your hands, your phone can be cleaned easily. According to research, a 1-minute disinfection procedure with 0.1% sodium hypochlorite 6271% ethanol or 0.5% hydrogen peroxide works for most types of viruses, including the deadly coronavirus.  In short, your phone can be cleaned by an alcohol-based solution. 

However, just like other harsh chemicals, alcohol is not really a highly recommended cleaning solution for your phone. It might erode the phone coating layer which protects your device from stains and fingerprints. 

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Rubbing your phone with alcohol can erode the outer coating of your phone
  • UV light

Another alternative cleansing option is using UV light which can effectively kill almost all bacteria and germs without spoiling the outer coating of your phone. However, the use of UV light in inactivating coronavirus is yet to be confirmed.

  • Household soap and water

Don't you know that you can also clean your phone from coronavirus with household soap and water? (But do not rinse it with water, of course!) All you need to do is turn off your phone, remove the case (if possible) and wipe it with a wet fiber cloth and soap. Wipe your phone again with a dry cloth so it's all clean and virus-free now. 

Check out full instruction on how to clean your phone from coronavirus with simple soap and water:

No matter how to clean your phone from coronavirus, please remember to keep your hands, face, and phone clean to keep your health safe from coronavirus.

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