In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, staying healthy is everyone’s priority, and figuring out how to clean your phone the right way can help. It’s something people often overlook, but the truth is, your phone’s screen is almost definitely lurking with bacteria. According to a 2017 study, mobile devices are extremely popular hosts for germs—even more so than toilet seats—so chances are yours has been crawling with bacteria long before this public health crisis ensued. Social distancing and keeping healthy is obviously the most important thing right now, but cleaning your phone screen can also help prevent acne caused by oil and bacteria build-up. So, if you haven’t already, now’s the time to adopt disinfecting your phone as a regular step in your daily life.
In light of recent events, the CDC recommends regularly cleaning all “high-touch” surfaces including countertops, doorknobs, and more—and Apple reworked its guidelines on how to clean your phone, noting Clorox wipes and other 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes are safe to use on the surfaces of all its products. Unfortunately, getting your hands on a pack of Clorox wipes is more difficult than any of us could have foreseen, so we rounded up phone cleaners that are actually available to shop now.
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