Time needed: 15 minutes.
According to a study your mobile phone contains more than 17 , 000 colonies of bacteria.
So are you thinking to disinfect your phone ? If not let me tell you that 17,000 colonies make it 10 times dirtier than a average toilet seat .But don’t worry here we are with a very simple and efficient method to disinfect your phone .
- POWER DOWN AND UNPLUG YOUR PHONE
Before doing anything with your phone , it is very important to shut it down . Because precautions are always important . As phone contains working sophisticated electric components that do not go well with a single drop of water . So turning off will reduce the risks in case of any unfortunate event .
- RUB AWAY DUST BY SWABS
With the help of a microfiber clothe or a swab . gently rub any dust on your phone .. Take off the casing . Remove the debris from the pores and slots of the casing .
For the surface of phone . It is wise not to use towel or tissue paper . Since they can cause tiny scratches on screen . Use wipes instead .
- WIPE SURFACES WITH DISINFECTANT
The most important part . Use a 70% alcohol or Clorox disinfectant wipe . This is good enough to kill the germs , yet not damaging the texture . Carefully wipe along the screen . Wipe in only one direction .
Be extra careful near your charging and earphone ports .avoid damaging the oil-resistant coating . If a swab doesn’t fit in your USB-C/Lightning port. .
- DISINFECT THE ACCESSORIES
Another point to ponder is that germs is not only on phone . It is also on your earphones , charger , USB cables and other mobile accessories . So take a disinfectant wipes and carefully rub over these accessories . The procedure is same as it is for mobile .
- DRY THE PHONE AND WASH YOUR HANDS
Patiently wait for your phone to completely dry .It can take some time . For quick dry you can also use a blow drier .
Another very important thing is to wash your hands with soap and warm water . During the process or even before while using the phone . Many bacteria and viruses can stick to your hand . Avoid touching your face during the cleaning .And then at the end wash your hands before using your phone .