How clean is your mobile phone?
And we’re not talking about the private picture area of your Grindr account. Nope.
Apparently your phone is probably dirtier than a loo seat at an airport, so while we’re all talking about cleanliness during the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s probably wise to talk about the item you touch the most (not on your body) -your phone.
Its surface harbours millions and millions of bacteria and don’t be surprised if some of them are poo-related. Afterall millions of us use our phones whilst we’re on the potty and let’s face it, the way we’re being encouraged to wash our hands for at least 20 seconds it feels as though perhaps some of us never got the memo back in nursery.
So we need to take some extra care with cleaning our mobiles.
Luckily it’s pretty darn easy and really clean and if you use the right equipment you won’t damage your phone.
The cheapest and easiest way is with disinfectant wipes – which are readily available – and really cheap, particularly if you get them some Lidl or Aldi!
You can also purchase Dettol wipes from Amazon.
Even Apple has issued a statement to say that cleaning your iPhone with disinfectant wipes was okay. The company said,
“Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your iPhone. Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don’t submerge your iPhone in any cleaning agents.”
Just don’t wash your phone in water for 20 seconds… or actually for any period of time.