We can’t do without touching our smartphones, so it’s not surprising that our smartphones harbor lots of bacteria, germs and flu. Regularly disinfecting your smartphone will lower the risk of getting ill and keep you safe. 

The main reasons for disinfecting smartphones is to protect our health and most especially because we often keep our phones in warm places which aids the growth of bacteria. The bacteria is then transferred to anything we touch such as (food, skin, or anyone we come in contact with).

There are basically two ways by which we can disinfect our phones. They are:

  • WIPES
  • PHONE SOAP

WIPES

Smartphone manufacturers gives instructions on how to safely clean your smartphone. These generally involve wiping it down with a damp lint-free cloth and avoiding harsh chemicals (i.e alcohol because alcohol is not good for your phone display). Users should not expose their phone’s display to anything abrasive i.e. soap.

Harsh cleaning products like bleach and gin accelerates the reduction rate of the oleophobic (oil repelling) coating on your screen. This coating will gradually degrade as you use your device over the years. 

Cleaning suggestion: You can use 70% Isopropyl Alcohol Wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes as shown below, to “gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your smartphones, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces.

Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes
Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

PHONE-SOAP

Phone Soap
Phone Soap

Phonesoap is a small device that uses UV-C light to sanitize your phone, killing 99.9% of common household germs and ultimately keeping you healthier. It won’t harm your phone and research revealed that UV-C light can kill airborne flu germs. “UV-C penetrates superficially, and the light can’t get into nooks and crannies of your smartphones.

How to get the Phone soap set up

  • Plug the power cord included in the park into the wall, then into the Phone soap
  • Place your phone inside the gadget and close it
  • Once closed, you’ll see the lightning bolt power signal turn blue this means it’s charging

You can’t wash your phone, but you can sanitize it with Phone soap. Feel free to suggest in the comment section if there are other ways to disinfect smartphones.