Your iPhone or AirPod is most likely not the cleanest item in your possession. You frequently expose your smart devices to germs and dust. They pass through your purse or pocket, sit on tables, and you and others touch them.
That’s without considering the cup of coffee, glass of water, beer, or other liquid that is about to spill, or the sauce that may drip on it.
Also, Apple products that we use every day, such as the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPod, all need to be cleaned regularly to avoid contracting Coronavirus; this is especially true if you share the devices with others.
Here are few best practices you can consider to be sure that your Apple devices only do what they’re supposed to do and don’t become disease carriers;
Have the correct equipment
Make sure that you have the correct equipment. It’s not expensive to get quality clothes and some screen cleaning solution designed for computers. Here’s what you’ll require:
- A microfiber cloth will suffice. You can use any non-abrasive cloth. However, a microfiber cloth is recommended to be safe.
- An Isopropyl Alcohol or screen cleaner (not ammonia-based).
- Wipes are made with isopropyl alcohol. You can also use 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes, according to Apple. In the UK, you can use Dettol Cleansing Surface Wipes, which are bleach-free.
Stay away from the following things:
- Aerosol sprays
- Compressed air
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Tissue paper
- Household cleaners
- Paper towels
General Precautions You Should Take on all Apple Devices
- Unplug external power sources, cables, and devices and switch off the appliance before cleaning.
- Unless specified explicitly for specific products, keep liquids away from the product.
- Moisture should not get into openings.
- Avoid spraying cleaners directly onto the device.
- Don’t submerge any Apple devices in the water, including the iPhone, iPad, or Airpod.
- Before and after cleaning your equipment, always wash your hands.
- During the cleaning process, avoid contacting any area of your body.
- Remove the gadget from its case first. Also, clean the case.
- Excessive wiping can cause damage.
How to clean an iPad or iPhone screen
Although both the iPad and iPhone have oleophobic screens that resist greasy fingerprints, you still find that touch screen displays display far too many fingerprints.
To clean your iPhone or iPad screen, follow these steps:
- Switch off your iPhone or iPad. On iPhone X and later, press and hold the sleep/wake button and slide to turn off, or press then hold the power button and any volume button.
- To clean the screen, dampen a soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe away any oil that has accumulated on the screen because of your palm contacting it.
- Restart your iPhone or iPad.
- Keep in mind, cleaning the iPhone and iPad screen reduces the oleophobic coating. With time, the surface will degrade.
How to clean the casing of your iPad or iPhone
Cases for the iPad and iPhone are now widely used, and these frequently reveal blemishes and stains. The type of material for your case will determine how you clean it;
Silicon /Polyurethane cases: Remove the case from your iPhone or iPad, dampen a soft, lint-free cloth, and wipe the front and inside of the case to remove any dirt. Don’t use cleaning materials.
Leather case: To clean the leather, dampen a clean cloth with warm water and a little hand soap. Keep in mind that the colour may change.
How to clean AirPods
If you never share them with others, you may not need to clean them. Alternatively, wipe it away with a lint-free cloth or disinfecting wipes.
Because phones have a high touch point surface, it’s vital to keep them clean. Always take precautions and ensure that your gadget is clean and free of germs.
Also, it’s best to use Bluetooth devices or headphones to keep your phone away from your face. Contact Regional Services for all your cleaning needs.