As COVID-19 continues spread in India, most of us are following the advisories that have been issued by the health ministry. We are all thoroughly washing hands and keeping them off the face. However, this alone is not going to help and we might still be putting ourselves at risk by overlooking a number of “high-touch surfaces” that need to be duly sanitised as well, our phones being the case in point here.
If you think about it, mobile phones today can actually be viewed as extensions of our hands given how we are constantly glued to them. Additionally, evidence has suggested that the novel virus can live on surfaces from hours to even days depending upon the conditions. Therefore, it only makes sense that we clean our phones as seriously as we do our hands. As per health experts, our phones need to be sanitised twice a day. But there is also a need to be extra careful while cleaning our phones.
Unlike our hands, phones happen to be delicate electronic devices that can’t be cleaned rigorously with just anything we can lay our hands on. While phone companies have always maintained a strict stance when it comes to cleaning their devices, Apple recently updated it’s support page and revised the phone cleaning advisory so as to accommodate all the sanitising queries during the COVID-19 scares.
Planning to finally sanitise your phone? Here's what you should keep in mind:
Screwing up our phone is literally the last thing we want as we sit confined in our homes. And while it's important to disinfect your phone, you should also ensure that you don't end up damaging it. Here's a list of things that you should be avoiding at all cost if you want your phone to work just fine during the self-isolation period:
Now that we have established what we shouldn't be doing to our phones, here's a list of dos that'll help you keep your phone all sanitised and safe during the pandemic:
Lastly, remember that we are all in this together and as we fight a pandemic, every single step counts. Stay clean, stay safe!
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