“Corona” can Survive 96 Hours on a Smartphone How to Kill Germs on Your Phone

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Since smartphones are used and affected constantly, even after washing your hands, the virus may well remain on their surface. 

When Corona 19 spread to the world, Samsung installed  UV sterilizers that were available only at Samsung service centers and experience stores in 19 countries.

Corona 19 can survive 96 hours on a smartphone

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the SARS virus, the same type as the ‘Corona 19‘ virus, survives 36 hours on cement walls and 72 hours on plastics. On the other hand, if it sticks to the glass, which is the same material as the smartphone display, it lasts up to 96 hours.

In order to prevent corona19, hand washing, wearing a mask as well as hygienic management of hard metal and glass items must be thoroughly carried out. It is necessary to disinfect computer keyboards, mice, ballpoint pens, keys, credit cards, watches, desks, etc., including smartphones that are frequently encountered in everyday life.

Can’t you wash your smartphone with water or soap?
The latest issue of Business Insider (BI) provided advice on ‘Smartphone sterilization’ by Dr. Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, Microbiology. Professor Gerba cited “water, alcohol, and cloth as a preparation for sterilizing smartphones.”

It is effective to kill germs by mixing water and alcohol in a ratio of 6 to 4, soaking it in a cloth or wiping the cell phone with a microfiber cloth. Also, it was recommended to clean the surface of the smartphone frequently by disinfecting ethanol with cotton or cloth.

There is also caution. If you use an antibacterial wipe or spray an alcohol solution directly on the machine, the coating on the surface of the smartphone may peel off. Even a waterproof phone can cause the product to deteriorate by washing it under running water.

Apple, “iPhone should be wiped with an alcohol pad”

Apple introduced the iPhone and iPad disinfection method on its website. Most of Apple’s smartphones and laptops have a display, a keyboard, and a hard non-porous surface on the outside. Apple advised to gently wipe with a 70% isopropyl alcohol cotton or chlorax disinfectant wipe. However, he cautioned that cleaning the display with a cloth or gel containing more than 50% of alcohol could damage the coating.

If you want to frequently disinfect with cleaning solution, it is better to use a liquid crystal protective film on the display. Also, instead of spraying the cleaning solution directly on the display, it is better to spray a small amount on a cloth for cleaning glasses and then rub it gently. If you are using a cell phone protective case, you should remove the case and clean it evenly to the inside.

While Apple has taken care to close all its Apple Stores except in China where the Covid-19 epidemic has stabilized, Samsung still leaves the door open for its stores. The Korean, whose country seems to be stemming the development of infections, is fighting in its own way against the spread by offering a disinfection service for smartphones in its shops. Called the Galaxy Sanitizing Service, this free service, which is already available in Samsung stores in Malaysia, uses UV-C diffusing lamps to eliminate the viruses and other bacteria swarming on our mobiles. We already knew that mobiles carried seven times more microbes than a toilet bowl, but what we learned from Covid-19 is that it can remain active for up to nine days on metal surfaces. , glass or plastic that make up smartphones.

Samsung, UV sterilizer at service centers in 40 countries
The most effective way to sterilize a smartphone is known as ultraviolet disinfection. UV disinfection removes 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.

When Corona 19 spread to the world, Samsung installed and installed UV sterilizers that were available only at Samsung service centers and experience stores in 19 countries.

Beach UV sterilizer disinfects the smartphone through short-wave UV light. You can use it free of charge by visiting Samsung service centers, experience stores, etc. It also disinfects the Galaxy smartphone, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buzz.

Cleaning your iPhone
Learn how to clean your iPhone.

Is it OK to use a disinfectant on my iPhone?
Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your iPhone. Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don’t submerge your iPhone in any cleaning agents.
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature glass with advanced textured matte finishes. On iPhone 11, the textured glass around the camera complements the polished glass. On iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the textured back glass provides an elegant look that is also tough, slip resistant, and feels good in your hand. With normal use, the textured glass may show signs of material transfer from objects that come in contact with your iPhone, such as denim or items in your pocket. Material transfer may resemble a scratch, but can be removed in most cases. Follow these guidelines for cleaning:

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Since smartphones are used and affected constantly, even after washing your hands, the virus may well remain on their surface. 

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