How to clean your laptop & mobile phones

07/07/2020

It may seem like society is going back to normal. However it is still important to maintain high standards of personal hygiene. As technology is such a big part of most of our lives we have put together our three top ways to clean your laptops and mobile phonesWhile we can wear masks, personal protective equipment and clean our hands vigorously, it’s easy to forget that our smart phones can carry bacteria’s and viruses for up to 2-3 days. It’s then important to remember to clean  your smartphone with sanitiser each time you wash your hands to maintain good hygiene. 

Before you clean

 

It is important to always ensure your devices are turned off and unplugged. It is always better to take extra caution when you are cleaning the electronic device to maintain your personal safety. 

 

1. Use Disinfectant Wipes 

 

On average a person touches their smartphone more than 2,000 times a day. So it’s a good idea to wipe down your electronic screens regularly. Using a 70 % isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you should gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your electronics. It is important that you avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t drown your laptops and mobile phones in cleaning agents. 

2. Use Hands-free Electronics 

 

There has never been a better time to invest in wireless technology e.g. headphones, earphones, Bluetooth earpieces and more. It is also a good time to use voice-activated features e.g. Google Assistant, Siri & Alexa. Smart lights, speakers and other appliances that don’t require you to physically turn them on and off. 

 

3. Invest in PhoneSoap 

 

PhoneSoap is a great gadget to add to your cleaning arsenal. It kills 99.99% of the germs on your devices while charging it using UV-C light. The larger version of PhoneSoap called “PhoneSoap XL” can fit a tablet, headphones, phone, remote and smaller laptops, and the process only takes 10 minutes. 

 

Important things to remember:

 

Wash your hands prior to sanitizing the electronics and dry them thoroughly before touching your devices. 

Do not use excessive force when cleaning your laptops, mobile phones or tablets.

NEVER use bleach or abrasive cleaning products to disinfect your laptops and mobile phones. Bleach can cause damage, including discolouration and fading.