How to properly clean cell phone and computer screens

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Some studies estimate that, every day, a person touches the screen of his phone cell phone 2,617 times. In this way, screens are places where dirt, such as dust and grease from your hands, accumulates.

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But cell phones, above all screens, they also host microorganisms. Some bacteria are the same ones that live on the skin, staphylococci, and therefore are not a cause for concern.

Now, if your phone gets into the hands of people who have been in the hospital, such as patients, visitors or healthcare workers, it is likely to contain bacteria that can transmit diseases.

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In any case it is always advisable clean the screen and the rest of the phone for disinfect it and remove all types of dirt, including traces of fingerprints.

What’s the best ingredient to leave your phone screen looking like new?

Several technology portals agree first of all on which elements are inadvisable in this case clean your cell phone. These include toilet paper, disposable wipes, lint-free cloths, window cleaning liquids, common alcohol and products that contain ammonia or are abrasive.

These products, effective for cleaning many other objects and places in the house, damage the anti-reflective coating of the screen, which also has numerous electronic circuits. So, to make it look new, you need to use other products and follow a little routine.

He first step It’s obvious: turn off your cell phone, because the nature of the touchscreen makes screens very sensitive to touch. If kept turned on, the device will continue to receive “orders” as the screen is cleaned.

It is very important to avoid products such as disinfectant gel, pure alcohol, glass cleaner, sanitary napkins, degreasers or nail polish remover.It is very important to avoid products such as disinfectant gel, pure alcohol, glass cleaner, sanitary napkins, degreasers or nail polish remover.

You must also unplug it from any external power source and cover all ports to prevent damage. To avoid accumulations of water on the layer that protects the backrest, the cover must be removed.

Then you need to get a soft microfibre cloth. That is, the one usually used to clean lenses. Dampen the cloth with water and wipe it over your phone to remove fingerprints and smudges.

For deeper cleaning You will need to use water and isopropyl alcohol (70%), used to clean and degrease electronic circuits. The mixture should contain 60% water and 40% alcohol.

Cell phone cleaning.  Photo: Shutterstock.Cell phone cleaning. Photo: Shutterstock.

Also known as isopropanol, it is very useful for cleaning electronic components, such as PCs, tablets, televisions and professional cameras, as well as disinfecting floors, clothing, furniture and appliances. It is different from ethyl alcohol or ethanol, which is commonly used to disinfect wounds.

Source: Clarin

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