Now's a Great Time to Clean Your Smartphone: Here's How

March 4, 2020
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As the coronavirus spreads both around the world and close to home, with multiple reported cases in New York, we all need concrete plans to keep ourselves as healthy and prepared as possible. One important thing to do, immediately if not sooner, is clean your smartphone. 

Not to be gross, but lots of things you touch all day have more bacteria on them than the average toilet seat. And given how often we touch our phones (once every 12 minutes!), including while IN the bathroom... yeah, that thing is a germ magnet. 

So here are some guidelines on how to properly clean your smartphone, including which products are safe to use for which devices. Experts say we should be sanitizing them once a day. Good luck out there. Hugs.