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How To Properly Disinfect Your iPhone To Help Protect From The Coronavirus

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.

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Clorox wipes or Lysol cleaning wipes are also good to use, and will be gentle enough on your iPhone screen.

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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.

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