Apple also invites you to clean our smartphone screens for proper hygiene in order to limit the spread of the new virus
It’s the little gestures that make all the difference. We’ve already explained how banknotes are one of the coronavirus’s most dangerous vector of transmission. Now we focus on smartphones. The screens of our devices are among the dirtiest objects we use during the day. Although personal, they are always in contact with our fingers and collect all the pathogens we come into contact with during the day.
The proper cleaning of our smartphones, tablets and mobile devices limits the spread of viruses and bacteria, including the new coronavirus. But how do you clean a screen? The indications are general and apply to all the devices, including the use of specific products such as wet wipes. Wipes can easily be found in many supermarkets and contain substances such as ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol in different quantities.
If we cannot get a packaged product, the companies recommend using 70% isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol can be bought in shops at 99% and then diluted with water in a 2:1 ratio (two thirds alcohol and one third water). Absolutely not recommended to use bleach, abrasive patches and 99% alcohol because it ruins the screen and removes the protective oil-repellent coating, making the situation worse.
Apple has published online a detailed guide on how to clean your devices, model by model. The invitation is also to pay attention to this aspect of our everyday life to minimize the spread of the new disease, now classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic.