The Best Way to Sanitize Your Cell Phone
Now that you're washing your hands a dozen times a day, have you thought about your cell phone? It's definitely time to sanitize that, too.
Most people are glued to their cell phones these days. From looking for the latest news connected with the coronavirus to contacting the outside world while "social distancing," our cell phones are constantly in our hands.
And even if you're washing those hands again and again, they might be latching right back onto a very germy phone (25,127 bacteria per square inch, to be exact).
So if you haven't already or aren't sure you've done it right, here are some simple steps to sanitize every inch of your cell phone:
1. Turn off your phone and unplug any and all attachments.
2. Remove any protective covers or cases.
3. Mix equal parts distilled water and 70% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle and give the bottle a shake.
4. Spray mix onto a microfiber cloth.
5. Wipe the entire phone front and back.
6. Use a Q-tip to clean the small spaces (camera lens, attachment ports, side buttons, etc). Use a toothpick to pry off any caked-on gunk.
7. Re-wipe the entire phone with sprayed microfiber cloth.
8. Let the phone air dry.
9. While your phone dries, use the water/alcohol solution to wipe down all attachments (earbuds, chargers, etc). Q-tips help here, too.
10. Lastly, take your case and soak it in warm water and dish soap. Wash like any dish and let air dry.
Once everything is dry, you can piece it all back together and continue connecting with the world and get all the latest COVID-19 news from our Fun 107 app.
It's suggested to do a full cell phone cleaning like this once a month but you can use Lysol wipes for a quick fix between more in-depth cleanings.