Urgent warning to all iPhone owners – for some reason you must clean your iPhone NOW

YOUR phone can be a breeding ground for nasty germs hiding on the screen.

Since Covid some health professionals actually suggested that you should probably clean your handset at least once a day.

You can't use old disinfectant to clean your iPhone

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You can’t use old disinfectant to clean your iPhoneCredit: Alamy

You may have heard that there are actually more bacteria lurking on smartphones than on a toilet seat.

But before you rush to give your device a thorough wipe down, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Can I use disinfectant to clean my iPhone?

You may think that straight alcohol is a good move, but it will actually hurt him.

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Apple says you should only use wipes with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol, 75 percent ethyl alcohol, or Clorox disinfectant wipes to safely clean your device.

You must not use products that contain bleach or hydrogen peroxide as these are too strong and could damage the smartphone.

And it goes without saying that submerging your iPhone in cleaning liquids really isn’t a good idea.

Don’t forget that it’s also important to remove all cables and turn off your iPhone before you begin.

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Which cleaning products should I not use to clean my iPhone?

Aside from bleach and hydrogen peroxide products, there are some others that can do more harm than good.

While it’s okay to touch your iPhone after using hand sanitizer gel, dabbing the liquid all over your device isn’t recommended if it’s too strong on the alcohol side.

Likewise, window cleaner and vinegar are taboo as they can destroy the protective layer of the phone.

What kind of cloth should I use to clean my iPhone?

According to Apple, the best cloth should be soft, slightly damp, and lint-free.

A lens cloth is a good call.

If there is material on your phone, use a soft, lint-free cloth with warm, soapy water.

A paper towel may seem perfectly innocent, but having dirt like grains of sand on your device can actually cause scratches.

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