In the past, it was a BIG no-no to use anything with alcohol to clean your iPhone. We were told it would damage the protective coating on the screen.
In light of the coronavirus, Apple has changed their stance a bit on how to properly disinfect your phone — and any Apple product, actually.
Here is how to properly disinfect your iPhone
First and foremost, you want to start by UNPLUGGING your device.
Then you want to get a SOFT, lint-free cloth. Paper towels aren’t going to cut it, here. You want a proper cleaning cloth for this job.
You then use Rubbing Alcohol, a little on the cloth, and wipe down your entire phone, making sure to avoid any openings. You also don’t want to SCRUB, just wipe quickly and give the phone a good once over.
Clorox wipes or Lysol cleaning wipes are also good to use, and will be gentle enough on your iPhone screen.
DO NOT spray anything directly onto the phone.
DO NOT submerge the phone in any liquids.
Again, avoid any openings into the phone — like speakers, the microphone, or the charging port.
That’s it! Now you have a clean phone, and you can go about your day.
Check out this video on cleaning your iPhone.