Our smartphones all get dirty throughout the day. Whether its from touching it with our hands or other people doing the dirty work for us, they always get dirty - possibly picking up some viruses on the way. In particular we need to get rid of the Coronavirus if we manage to get it on our phones. So below we have a fresh guide to properly clean your smartphone.
First of all, you want to make sure you don't use harsh chemicals on your smartphones glass. Why? Your phone glass has an oleophobic layer which helps you prevent fingerprint smudges. Harsh disinfectant chemicals such as alcohol, bleach and vinegar eat away at the coating. If this layer has already wasted away (the layer does erode after time) you could use some disinfectant wipes on your screen. You want to be careful that no liquid from the wipe gets into any ports or pinhole mics. This is to prevent the interior of your phone suffering from water damage.
There are multiple ways for you to disinfect your smartphone. If you're living on the edge, you could use disinfectant wipes. But as you know, that is not good for the oleophobic layer on your screen.
The easiest way to disinfect your smartphone is to use UV lights. You can get what is basically a tanning bed but for phones. These cost about £30 on Amazon. So if you're willing to pay, it could be a good solution for you. You want to make sure you get the right size for your phone. If you have one of the newer phones (Galaxy S10) you may want to grab a bigger size just to make sure your phone fits. Also, remember to disinfect your case, that is also a target for viruses.