It’s unlikely your iPhone is going to be the reason you’re going to get the COVID-19 virus but can you imagine how many other nasties are lurking about? I mean, when WAS the last time your iPhone was cleaned. Or your Mac’s keyboard?
Apple has updated their recommended products for cleaning your devices to now include isopropyl wipes to kill germs and bacterial.
“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. Don’t use on fabric or leather surfaces. “(Apple)
Apple also recommends to:
- Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items.
- Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage.
- Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables.
- Keep liquids away from the product, unless otherwise noted for specific products.
- Don’t get moisture into any openings.
- Don’t use aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives.
- Don’t spray cleaners directly onto the item.
If you should get liquid into your devices, as always, go to the Apple store. If you’re sick though, best wait until you aren’t.