TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Someone with the flu or COVID-19 touches a doorknob or counter. They leave. You come along and touch the doorknob or counter. You probably have your phone in your hand.
The brutal flu season, not to mention COVID-19, requires some new habits.
You could check your phone less and wash your hands more. This minor change entirely bypasses the risk of accidentally self-transmitting a virus via your phone.
If that's unlikely:
- Get a washable case that surrounds your phone. They're easy to clean: just toss it in the sink with your dishes once or twice a day, and wash. Remove your phone from the case first.
- Apple updated its care instructions: wiping the hard surfaces of a phone with 70% isopropyl alcohol is fine, as long as no moisture gets into any openings, keys, or charging ports.
Stores are all out of sanitizing wipes? Not a problem. They also said the $1 rubbing alcohol available at the pharmacy is typically 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Phone cleaning tips:
Phones, by the way, are notorious for being disgusting breeding grounds for germs, even in the best case scenario.