The COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave has arrived. Learn how to save/sanitize your smartphone from coronavirus, since there is a chance of it being the carrier of coronavirus for you.
As the nation enters yet another state of emergency, everybody is taking the same steps as last year. Avoiding direct contact with infected people, sanitizing ourselves, washing our hands regularly, and not touching our noses or mouths with our fingers have all been touted as important ways to remain away from the virus.
What no one is talking about, though, is how to protect the smartphones from the Coronavirus. People are also unconcerned about the risk of the deadly virus infecting their smartphones. The topic of how the portable system can play an active role in hosting the virus and transmitting it to our bodies has largely been avoided. This post, on the other hand, will focus on how to keep your smartphones clean in order to prevent any health risks.
Smartphones During Lockdown
Smartphones have become an even more critical everyday driver for keeping track of the time while the lockout is in effect. Dependence on cell phones and the internet has reached new heights, from work to online classes to shopping. We also take it with us everywhere we go and touch it with unwashed hands. As a result, we must be mindful that the Coronavirus will infect smartphones.
The deadly Coronavirus has a different life span on different hosts, according to various reports. Take a look at the table below.
|Plastic & steel||72 hours|
Since our phones are either made of plastic or glass, they must be left there for several hours. It is our primary duty to clean and disinfect our cell phones on a regular basis to keep them free of the virus.
How Do You Protect Your Smartphone From Coronavirus?
We’ve discovered that smartphones can act as a host for the Coronavirus, allowing it to live for several hours. You must be acutely aware of our efforts to disinfect your computers.
If your smartphone comes into contact with other unknown items, such as another person’s hand, you must be cautious.
In order to prevent the virus from infecting your phone, you must clean and sanitize it.
A protective coating film is applied to a smartphone to protect it from smudges and slight scratches. As a result, disinfectants such as isopropyl alcohol or Clorox wipes can be effective cleaning agents. It destroys the virus and protects the coating at the same time.
Even if the device is splash-proof or water-resistant, as most phones are, a thorough wipe with a damp cloth or wipes may suffice. However, you can use an alcoholic liquid to ensure that the virus is destroyed.
Then there are the Don’ts.
While cleaning smartphones reduces the risk of virus infection, it’s also important to be aware of what we shouldn’t do to help reduce the risk.
Even after you’ve cleaned up your system, you should be aware that it’s still vulnerable to viruses. You should limit how much you use your mobile devices outside of the house. Allowing it to be exposed in the open exposes it to viruses from all over the world. Also, don’t let someone else near your phone.
Limit your mobile use to yourself and others you believe are well-protected or sanitized. It’s also a good idea to avoid leaving your phone in the restrooms to avoid spreading germs, bacteria, or viruses. Also, keep in mind that touching other devices will spread the virus to your computer, which will then spread to you.
Do not give up if you believe your gadget needs cleaning. Wipe your device and phone case clean as soon as possible.
Cleaning Your Smartphone Using Popular Methods
Aside from the general ways to clean up your smartphones, there are a few common measures you may take to protect your devices from the Coronavirus.
- Remove all power sources, wires, and computers first.
- Just use a lightweight fabric.
- Wipe as little as possible.
- Keep liquids of any kind away from your device.
- Keep moisture out of any openings on your system.
- Bleach and abrasives should be avoided at all costs.
- Spray cleaners should not be used.
It’s critical to let the case dry completely after cleaning before reinstalling your phone.
How Much Should Your Mobile Be Sanitized?
The frequency in which smartphones should be sanitized is still a point of contention among experts. According to one school of thinking, we should clean our phones as much as we wash our hands. Other schools of thinking, on the other hand, claim that cleaning our smartphones on a regular basis is sufficient.
Regardless of the two sides of the debate, it’s worth noting that smartphones do have viruses on their surfaces that can live for hours. More importantly, other members of the family could come into contact with the phone, potentially transmitting viruses from one to the other. As a result, not cleaning your smartphones is not an option.
Cleaning your phone at least twice a week is recommended to ensure that it is not infected with coronavirus. Alternatively, you can clean/sanitize your phone if you think you might have contracted the virus while out.
This article has been sourced from NepaliTelecom.com.