How you should clean coronavirus off your smartphone

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How you should clean coronavirus off your smartphone

The COVID-19 coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to nine days, which means your smartphone may be a hotspot for the virus.

Smartphones come into regular contact with various surfaces, our hands, our face, and other people - where they could potentially pick up and spread the coronavirus.
 
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  • No liquids
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  • No bleaches, or abrasives.
 
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Apple states that it is fine to use 70% isopropyl alcohol disinfectant on the hard, non-porous surfaces of their devices.

Don’t use isopropyl alcohol

While Apple has stated that using alcohol-based disinfectants is fine in certain cases, using rubbing alcohol on your smartphone can lead to serious damage.

Wiping down your screen with isopropyl alcohol can damage the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings which keep oil and water from interfering with your display.
Contradicting much?
 
Smartphones come into regular contact with various surfaces, our hands, our face, and other people - where they could potentially pick up and spread the coronavirus.
Simple - don't let other people fiddle with your phone, COVID-19 or not.
 
Keep water away from your phone but clean it with soap and water... makes perfect sense.
 
non industrial IPA is fine for most LCD and mobile screens.. just apply to cloth first and then wipe the intended surface.
Been using it on my phone, laptops, etc for 2 decades with no ill effects.

Never apply/spray directly onto a screen or laptop.
Simple.
 
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