How to keep your smartphone coronavirus-free

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  1. mood

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    How to keep your smartphone coronavirus-free
    Smartphones are always covered in bacteria, but viruses can also survive there, including COVID-19. We explain how to properly disinfect your smartphone
    March 25, 2020

    https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/smartphone-physical-cleaning/34422/
     
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    How to Sanitize Your Smartphone
    Concerned about the coronavirus? Here's how to keep electronic devices such as phones, tablets, and laptops clean
    March 10, 2020

    https://www.consumerreports.org/smartphones/how-to-sanitize-your-smartphone/
     
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    Mophie is selling an $80 wireless-charging UV phone sanitizer
    June 25, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/25/mophie-is-selling-an-80-wireless-charging-uv-phone-sanitizer/
     
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    Samsung is selling a wireless charger that also sterilizes your phone
    There's no saying whether it will make its way to the US
    July 2, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/samsung-wireless-charger-sterilize-covid-103118714.html
     
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    Maybe I'm missing the point but the only way your smartphone is going to be contaminated with a virus is after you have already been exposed and touched the phone. :confused:
     
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    IMO it is main way to contaminate phone.
    Keep in mind that placing SARS-COV-2 on healthy skin is not going to make you infected. The coronavirus must be placed on mucus membranes ie by touching you nose, eyes, mouth with contaminated hands.
    I am afraid that contaminated smartphone may quickly re-contaminate your hands after washing them or disinfecting them with alcohol-water solution.
     
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    Samsung’s UV sterilizer and wireless charger officially announced globally
    July 7, 2020
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/7/2...one-wireless-earbuds-sunglasses-clean-hygiene
     
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    COVID-19 virus can survive on smartphone screens for 28 days, claims researchers
    Cleaning the gadgets that you and others touch, along with regular handwashing, is a must
    October 11, 2020

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/covid...phone-screens-for-28-days-claims-researchers/
     
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    Wow. I wasn't expecting it can last that long. I must admin that I didn't clean my smartphone's screen for some time. I must try to get into habit of cleaning it more often. On the other hand I kept habit of not using my smartphone during eating, even if someone calls.
     
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    Do those UV phone sanitisers work?
     
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    I don't know if some model of smartphone sanitizer using UV light works or not, but UV light was used for years before pandemic in hospital settings to disinfect surfaces in rooms. They may work.
    Anyway I just use glass wipes with additional dose of disinfectant (alcohol-water solution).
     
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