5 Quick Ways to Disinfect Your Smartphones

Author Alex Zhang 6.5.2020. | 16:55

Wondering how to clean and disinfect your phone? Well, we have brought to you 5 quick ways to do so and keep your phone virus free.

 

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, you and everyone around you are quite paranoid about maintaining hygiene. Frequently washing hands, self-isolation/social distancing, disinfecting every item in and around the house just to prevent contamination has become a top priority. Among all the things used the most, smartphones top that list, right? Whether you are going out to pick groceries or vegetables, or doing just anything, you phone is always around you. This increases the chances of phones coming in contact with the virus and spreading the infection.

So, it is advisable that phones must be sanitized and disinfected often to prevent any sort of infection.

Here, we’ve listed 5 simple and quick ways to disinfect your smartphone and stay guarded from the virus.

1. Soft Cloth

Smartphones are quite delicate that even few droplets of water can damage it, so, you have to be careful while cleaning and disinfecting it. Any kind of abrasive or bleach can damage the phone, as it affects the screen or the display.

Well, the best way to clean your phone is by using a soft, lint free cloth made up of micro fiber. However, before you start cleaning, you have to unplug all the cables attached if any. Wipe off all stains and marks by moving the cloth in circular motion all throughout the display screen. Don’t forget the edges, charging and headphone ports. Make sure you thoroughly wipe it to remove all dust particles and stains before you use any kind of disinfectant.

Cleaning your smart phone isn’t a difficult task but definitely a needful one. Moreover, choosing the right kind of cloth is also essential. You can try Microfiber Suede Cleaner Cloth from Chinavasion for a scratch free cleaning. 

2. Mobile Sanitizer

Even though you’re might prefer cleaning your smartphone with a regular disinfectant, it poses the risk of damaging your phone. It is always advisable to use mobile sanitizers or a disinfection case to ensure your smartphone is germ and virus free. However, avoid using too much of these sanitizing liquid; just a drop on a soft cloth (as mentioned above) or cotton pad will effectively wipe out all infection causing germs.

Smartphones require gentle cleaning only, as applying too much pressure on it can harm the display. Moreover, make sure every time you step out of the house you carry a sanitizer in case you need to use the phone. Or else you can put the phone in a disinfection case.

For this, you can invest in a Multifunctional UV Disinfection Box, where you just put your phone for few seconds and it will efficiently disinfect your phone.

 

 

3. Disinfectant Wipes

Cleaning and sanitizing your phone is not limited to wiping off the dust and stains only. Proper disinfecting is must! After you wipe the phone with a microfiber cloth, use disinfectant wipes to sanitize it. These disinfectant wipes doesn’t have any abrasive chemicals or bleach, so it’s quite safe.

Moreover, you should use wipes with 70% isopropyl alcohol to clean the exterior surfaces of the phone. Gentle wiping can effectively sanitize the phone. So, after you come from outside make sure you use one of these wipes to sterilize your phone before you touch surfaces or your mouth/face.

Several such disinfectant wipes are available in the market today. But you must try these Non-Woven Sterilization Wipes, which are multi layered for thorough cleaning and disinfecting.

80Pieces/Bag Disinfection Wipe Non Woven Sterilization Wipes Alcohol-free

4. Soapy Wipes

In case you have a smartphone that is water resistant, soapy wipes can be an apt alternative for disinfectant wipes.

In case you run out of soap wipes, you can always use a damp soft microfiber cloth with a little soap. This way you can make your own soapy wipes. However, ensure that the cloth is not dripping with water. However, when wiping, keep it away from all edges and open slots such as earphones and charging ports.

Also avoid using towels or tissues as they are more likely to damage the protective, scratch-resistant layer of your phone’s display.

Nevertheless, if your phone is not water resistant, you can simply dampen the cloth with regular hand sanitizer and wipe the device thoroughly. You can use a Hand Sanitizer Gel with 75% Ethanol as an effective substitute for soap and water.

5. UV Light

Since smartphones are frequently touched, if not sterilized appropriately, there are high chances that it can spread the virus. Even when you go outside, you tend to touch various objects and surfaces. Touching your phone after that will definite contaminate the phone. Hence, decontamination of the smart phones is essential and for this you can try using a UV light.

UV-C light cleaners can sanitize smartphones using short-wavelength ultraviolet light to break apart germ DNA. These devices claim they are capable of killing 99.99 percent of germs, viruses and bacteria. Besides, these are compact devices which you can carry along with you.

At Chinavasion, you can get the UV Handheld Disinfection Lamp with Portable Charging, at an affordable price to effectively sterilize your smartphone.

Smartphones and other gadgets like tablets, iPods, and laptops are also among the often touched items in the house. Don’t neglect these gadgets when it comes to sanitizing. It’s the need of the hour.  

You can also opt for alternative methods like placing your phone inside a sealed plastic bag every time you go out and discard this bag immediately afterwards, as the virus can survive for a long time on plastic too. It might not look very chic, but it doesn’t affect the usability much and keeps you safe.

However, the most radical way is to altogether stop touching your phone when you leave the house, unless it’s absolutely necessary. But if you leave house carrying your phone don’t forget to sanitize it as soon as you return home. Or just remember to sanitize your hands before you touch your phone as you would be ultimately touching it to your mouth and face.

We believe that these ways will assist you in cleaning and sterilizing your phone and safeguarding you against this deadly virus. Also, you can invest in the above mentioned disinfecting tools and other protective gears like Disposable Latex Gloves available at Chinavasion to help you fight against COVID 19.  

Author Alex Zhang 6.5.2020. | 16:55
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