3 Effective Ways to Sanitize Your Phone During COVID

According to a recent survey by Deloitte, the average American touches their cell phone 47 times per day. Other studies indicate that most cell phones are ten times dirtier than a toilet seat. When you consider these two statistics together and how little we’re washing our hands after using our phones, the sheer number of germs we’re exposing ourselves to daily can be shocking– especially amid the global coronavirus pandemic. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that COVID-19 is a primarily airborne illness, you can minimize your exposure to germs and bacteria during the pandemic by learning how to effectively sanitize your phone during COVID.

How to Safely Disinfect Your Phone During COVID-19

Regularly disinfecting your cell phone has never been more critical than it is right now, but certain household cleaners like bleach can do serious damage to your mobile phone. Learn how to safely and effectively clean your phone during COVID to minimize your exposure to germs and bacteria.

1. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

In recent months, Apple released a statement that bleach-free Clorox disinfectant wipes are safe to use on Apple products, including iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and iPods. When using Clorox wipes on your phone, gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your device– including the display, keyboard, casing, and buttons– being careful not to get any moisture into the device’s openings. Allow the moisture to dry naturally rather than wiping the device dry. If you have a phone case, be sure to wipe it down as well. Do not use Clorox on leather or fabric cases.

2. Rubbing Alcohol

Clorox wipes have become a hot commodity during COVID-19, so if you’re preserving wipes to last you through the pandemic, isopropyl alcohol can be a great alternative to sanitize your phone during COVID. If you cannot find 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes, AT&T and Samsung suggest creating a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution and spray it onto a microfiber cloth or lint-free cloth. Wipe down your phone with the cleaning solution while the device is unplugged and powered off. Do not use paper towels to apply the solution as they are far too abrasive.

3. Ultraviolet Phone Sanitizer

phone being sanitized with UV invisibleshield technologyOne new and exciting technology that has become popular in recent months is UV phone sanitizers. At CPR Cell Phone Repair, we recommend the InvisibleShield UV Phone Sanitizer. The UV Phone Sanitizer uses UV light to give your phone a 360-degree clean in just 5 minutes. According to ZAGG’s website, the Sanitizer’s four UV-C bulbs work to disinfect your phone, killing up to 99.9% of E. coli and staph surface bacteria on your phone. UV-C, an ultraviolet light wavelength, damages the DNA of bacterial cells and ultimately kills the cells.

The great thing about this technology is that it can be used for more than just your phone! Use it on virtually any nonporous, high-touch items, including your TV remote, car keys, credit cards, and more. Order yours today online or by visiting your nearest CPR Cell Phone Repair location. As an InvisibleShield® partner, we sell InvisibleShield products, including this brilliant, new UV phone sanitizing technology.

What if Cleaning Agent Liquids Get into my Device?

If Clorox liquid or rubbing alcohol gets into the openings of your device, like the charging port, buttons, or speakers, hurry into CPR Cell Phone Repair. Although most new phones have some degree of liquid resistance, regular wear and tear impacts liquid resistance over time. If you believe your phone is suffering from liquid damage, CPR’s repair technicians are here to help with liquid damage repair services.

What Safety Measures is CPR Taking During COVID-19?

If you choose to visit CPR Cell Phone Repair during the coronavirus pandemic, rest assured our stores are taking precautionary measures to keep staff and customers safe. By staying up-to-date on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations, we hope to continue serving our communities and keeping customers connected during the pandemic. While CPR stores are independently owned and operated by franchisees, we recommend that stores follow these best practices to ensure safety and wellness.

  • man using phone while wearing mask to protect against COVID-19All repair technicians practice good hygiene by sanitizing all surfaces, door handles, and hands regularly.
  • Hand sanitizer should be readily available for all clients and staff.
  • All gadgets should be sanitized upon drop off at CPR and before being returned.
  • All repair work stations should be disinfected pre- and post-repair.
  • All customer devices should be kept separate from other customer devices.
  • Mail-in repair, curbside service, and pick-up and drop-off services should be made available when possible.

For more information on our franchise’s safety measures, review CPR Safety Measures During COVID-19 or call your local CPR store.

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