Coronavirus Apple advised to clean the iPhone with disinfectant alcohol

Coronavirus: Apple advised to clean the iPhone with disinfectant alcohol


Apple has updated its advice on cleaning its products.

Until recently, the Californian firm recommended using a soft, slightly damp and lint-free cloth to clean the screen of an iPhone, as well as all of its products. But the coronavirus epidemic that is currently affecting the world has prompted Apple to reconsider its recommendations.

Now on its “How to Clean Apple Products” page, the Californian firm recommends using alcohol-soaked wipes. A recommendation obviously based on what health professionals recommend to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

According to infectious disease experts, the Covid-19 virus can survive on a flat surface for between 2 hours and 9 days, under certain conditions. Regular cleaning of your smartphone – and your hands – is therefore essential to fight against coronavirus.

On the American version of its site, Apple recommends using 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes or disinfectant wipes for screens, keyboards and other exterior surfaces.

At the same time, Apple advises against using bleach, as well as immersing your smartphone in any cleaning product. The firm also stresses to avoid any projection of liquid in the openings of the device.

Finally, the Apple does not recommend placing your smartphone on a fabric or leather surface.