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    These are the ways to disinfect your smartphone

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    16 March 2020, Bavaria, Kempten: A young man disinfects his smartphone with a paper towel and disinfectant. Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa (Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture alliance via Getty Images)

    As you all know, the whole world are suffering due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Every countries has initiated lockdown in order to contain the virus spread. Doctors are advising many the whole nationwide to “stay at home and maintain social distancing”. If you take look at the social network platform there are various videos which are showing how to wash your hands. But there isn’t a right way on how to disinfect your smartphone.

    Did you know that your smartphone has more germs compared to a toilet bowl? Our smartphone is the only device that all of us are continuously touching it. Even though you wash your hands when you return home, but how about your smartphone. So, today we are going to share you the right ways to disinfect your smartphone. Special thanks to Vivo Malaysia for sharing with us the steps to disinfect smartphone.

    How to disinfect your smartphone during COVID-19?

    First of all, there are many ways to disinfect your smartphone. If you read our previous post, Samsung has offered its help to clean your smartphone. All you need to do is bring your Samsung smartphone to your nearest service centre to get it clean. But, looking at the current situation now, that’s not possible because most of the shops in the mall has been closed for almost a month.

    The second option is buying the smartphone disinfector itself. We know this might sounds crazy, but this is one of the option you can try, only if you are willing to spend hundreds to get a permanent cleaning device. You can checkout the video below, if you want to know more about the PhoneSoap smartphone disinfector device.

    Well, if you are into the traditional way of cleaning your smartphone you have to continue reading this post.

    The most simplest way to disinfect your smartphone is by wiping your smartphone with a microfiber cloth. We know you might have different type of cloth in your house. But you only have to use microfiber cloth to clean your smartphone. In case you might not know how does a microfiber cloth. Do you remember when you purchase a screen protector or tempered glass for your smartphone, they used to give you a small black or white cloth? Well, that the microfiber cloth.

    So, once you have the microfiber cloth, you have to gently wipe the exterior of your smartphone in order to get rid of the smudges and crud. This is one of the most effective ways to disinfect your smartphone because it can remove the germs and bacteria from the surface of your smartphone.

    You could also be someone who don’t trust the microfiber cloth because its just a normal cloth isn’t it. If that’s the case, then we suggest you to use wipes to disinfect your smartphone. All you have to do is get the wipes or wet tissue in understandable terms and then wipe the whole surface thoroughly. But make sure you don’t wipe the port section. Because it’s wet and it can spoil your smartphone ports. If the wipes are too wet, then you have to wring it out before wiping your smartphone with it.

    The final way to disinfect your smartphone is to use a very clean paper towel to wipe your smartphone. So if you have used the wipes to clean your smartphone, next we suggest you to use the clean paper towel to wipe your smartphone again to avoid spoiling your smartphone.

    In conclusion, these are simple ways to disinfect your smartphone. We hope these steps will help you to keep you away from virus infection. Do also note that, you need to disinfect your smartphone frequently especially during the COVID-19 period. And also don’t forget to wash your hands cleanly frequently too. We hope we can go through this COVID -19 together. For more tech updates follow our Facebook page.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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