Serious question and let’s be honest with each other — how often do you clean your phone?
Most people don’t give a second thought to using their cellphone everywhere, from the second they get out of bed until they are tucked in bed. But research shows that cell phones are far dirtier than most people think, and the more germs they collect, the more germs you touch. Americans check their phones about 47 times per day, according to a survey by Deloitte, which affords plenty of opportunities for microorganisms to move from your fingers to your phone.
While I’m sure everybody is washing their hands and disinfecting all surfaces, you may not think to give your phone a thorough cleaning. But you should, as it’s a device that you hold dearly in your hand all day and passionately put up to your face. Do you see the problem now?
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, smartphone makers told consumers to avoid using disinfecting wipes or sprays on their devices to keep from damaging the coating on their touchscreen displays. But, realistically, how much cleaning can a microfiber cloth do to actually kill off germs?
We still do not have complete understanding of how long the coronavirus can survive on surfaces. The World Health Organization says the virus may last hours or even days outside of the body, so cleaning your phone is absolutely worthwhile!
WHOOSH! is a pretty popular phone cleaning product out there. However, this product does not contain any alcohol in it! This makes it pretty useless to me during the Coronavirus outbreak as it does not get rid of the germs on the phone’s surface.
What’s your favorite product/method to clean your phone? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.