How to Properly Sanitize Your Smartphone

Apple says it is okay to use disinfectant wipes on your iPhone. If you have a screen protector on your phone, make sure that the alcohol content in your disinfectant wipes won’t mess it up. Also, be careful not to use any abrasive wipes on your phone, as the results will be sub-optimal. If you have a choice, use a microfiber wipe and don’t lend your phone to anyone for about 3 hours. That is the amount of time the CDC says the COVID-19 can live on a hard surface.


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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin" on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit

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