Smartphones can be hotspots for viruses, both on and offline. With South Africa taking steps towards being a more hygienic nation in response to the coronavirus threat, and smartphones being used by more than 50% of all adults in South Africa – and sometimes more than one per adult, users should consider the object they come into contact with almost as much as their own faces.
Smartphones also come into contact with many other surfaces, including our faces and the faces and hands of others. All potential sources for picking up unwanted germs and bacterias. Apple has updated a support page, showing and telling users the best ways to clean their smartphones without damaging theme.
“Apple products are made with a variety of materials, and each material might have specific cleaning requirements,” reads the page.
Here are seven tips to get you started:
- Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items.
- Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage.
- Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables.
- Keep liquids away from the product, unless otherwise noted for specific products.
- Don’t get moisture into any openings.
- Don’t use aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives.
- Don’t spray cleaners directly onto the item.
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