How to Clean and Disinfect Your iPhone, iPad or Smart Tablet

Wondering how to clean and disinfect your iPhone, iPad or smart tablet? After all, these devices are some of the “dirtiest” things around our house and workplace. It is important to keep these devices clean and disinfected but who wants to damage their expensive iPhone 11 or iPad pro?

While a doorknob is covered in 8,643 bacteria per square inch and a toilet seat is covered in 1,201 bacteria per square inch, a cell phone is covered by a whopping 25,127 bacteria per square inch. That translates to three times the amount of germs that live on a doorknob, and it’s an easy way to transfer bacteria to your face, in which case, you’re likely to get sick.

How to Keep Your Device Clean

According to Apple, “Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents.” For more information on this, visit Listed are more Apple products and ways to keep them clean.

Additionally, another way to keep your iPhone, iPad, or smart tablet clean is to keep your hands clean. Wash your hands at all times with soap for at least 20 seconds. 20 seconds doesn’t seem like a long period of time but it is the equivalent of singing “Happy Birthday” twice or singing your ABC’s.

Getting sick right now is on all of our minds and it’s the last thing we want for ourselves. Try to keep your iPhone, iPad, or Smart device as clean as possible in order to reduce bacteria. Keeping these devices clean will help stop the spread of germs and your chances of getting sick.