Devices, especially our phones go everywhere with us. It’s with you while you shop, eat, work out, watch tv and go to bed. When you get home from the store or another outing in this pandemic you probably wash your hands, but what about cleaning your phone? Besides your phone, you’ve probably used other devices on a day-to-day basis during this time. It might be a good idea to give those heavily-used devices a good clean.
If available, follow the manufacture’s instructions for cleaning your device. If not available, here’s how to clean your device.
Use an alcohol-based wipe to clean your electronic devices. You can also use an alcohol-based spray containing at least 70% alcohol and a microfiber cloth. Be careful to not use a wipe that is dripping wet or spray too much cleaner on the device. Dry completely to keep liquids from pooling and causing any harm. When cleaning things with screens, you can avoid streaks by drying with a microfiber cloth immediately after the wet cloth. Moisten a cotton swab with cleaner to get in hard-to-reach spaces like in between the keys on your keyboard.
Devices to think about cleaning and disinfecting:
- Computer tower
Other desk items to clean and disinfect:
- Desk surface
- Pens and pencils
- Pen/pencil holders
- Desk phone
- Anything else that you or others touch
Cleaner recommendations from the CDC.