How To Sanitize / Disinfect Your Phone : And Staying Safe from CoronaVirus
Through this blog, we want to share important information on how to sanitize and disinfect your phone in wake of COVID-19 (commonly known as CoronaVirus) Pandemic. Thoroughly washing and sanitizing your hands after touching any foreign object outside your house must become your habit, as it is one of the most effective way to keep the virus away and to prevent getting infected. Personal hygiene has become more important than ever and sanitizing your phone should be a part of it.
What and Why!
Do you know that just washing your hands is not even close enough to avoid getting infected! There is one thing which is more dangerous than anything right now, the catalyst in spreading the virus wide and far, faster than any virus ever traveled before in the history of humankind – A Mobile Phone. It constantly stays in your hands and often touches your face and skin, which means any virus, bacteria, germs, etc. have high chances of transferring to your skin. Hence it is important to know how to disinfect your phone, and to sanitize your phone properly.
We sanitize or wash our hands, but we forget to do the same to our mobile phones. Technology is the reason why this virus became a Pandemic in the first place. You might accidentally touch an infected surface, hold the phone in the same hand before washing it, makes your phone a virus carrier. Tests have confirmed that the virus lasts 3-4 days on phone’s surface, and upto 9 days on some surfaces. Making it ever important to disinfect your phone single everyday.
How to Disinfect your phone?
Most of you may not know, but our phones (and cases on it) already collect a lot of germs, bacteria, allergens and fine dust on them, which can make the user sick or may cause allergy. Add a dose of COVID-19 or any virus and we have a perfect recipe for disaster.
We suggest following ways to sanitize and disinfect your phone keep all viruses, bacteria and germs away from your phone:
- Use a UV Light Sanitizer like PhoneSoap, which is the most effective way to kill 99.99% germs and viruses. (but its expensive)
- Use Disinfectant Wipes like Clorox sheets to wipe the phone and the case clean.
- Use any Alcohol Sanitizer. Take 1-2 small drops on cotton or microfiber cloth and wipe the phone 360°. (cheapest way to do it)
- Use headphones or earphones to keep the phones away from your face as much as possible.
- Use a case that covers your phone 360°. It is easier to clean or wash a case with an antibacterial soap.
*Do Not use pure alcohol as it can damage the screen over time and can also affect the protective oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings.
**It is important to power off your phone before using any of the method (to disinfect your phone) mentioned above.
After disinfecting your phone, don’t forget to Wash Your Hands for 20 seconds with an antibacterial soap.
At LUNATIK, we care about you as much as your phone. Avoid Crowded Areas, Public Transport, Gyms, Malls, etc. for atleast a few weeks. Don’t go out unless it is very important, until the CoronaVirus is contained and your Government declares so. Stay Safe.