Being extra careful in keeping your smartphone in this pandemic is really essential and according to the Journal of Hospital Infection, the COVID-19 is capable of surviving up to nine days on smooth surfaces like the smartphone display and we all know that we touch our smartphones anything especially that we are always connected to our loved ones.

So what can we do to keep our smartphones clean and sanitize? Well, it’s easy  just be sure to constantly wash your hands with soap and water as advised by the WHO and of course, be sure to follow these tips on properly and safely cleaning your smartphone which is recommended by OPPO Philippines:

  1. Be sure to wash your hands – of course, you need to avoid transferring the harmful bacteria to sanitize your hands before and after you clean your smartphone
  2. Be ready with your soft, lint-free or microfiber cloth – Be sure to use this kind of cloth to avoid damaging the surface of your smartphone
  3. 70% Isopropyl Alcohol is recommended – It’s a good disinfectant against viruses but of course, be sure to use cotton and swabs to clean the harder to reach areas on your smartphone.
  4. Be sure to use liquid hand soaps with alcohol content – This is very important as the alcohol content can wipe off the viruses and bacteria on the surfaces of your smartphone
  5. Don’t use harsh cleaning products – It’s essential to not use strong chemical components on your smartphone to avoid the damage on your devices
  6. Use UV Light – One of the ways to disinfect is to use the UV-C light that can kill certain bacteria and sanitize your smartphones


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