Sunday, July 19, 2020

How Important it is to Disinfect Your Phone in this time of Covid-19


Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic mobile phones are the main source and target of bacteria and virus transmission from person to person. Studies have proven that the transmission of bacterial flora linked to mobile phones was detected from healthcare workers in the hospital, a certain mobile phone was exposed from the clinical samples. And, with that said the contamination was brought home and became the means of the spread. This is just one example of how a mobile phone be contaminated in the work environment. One of the most common transmission is the use of everyday personal phones! 

We must admit, since the time the social media and the internet became our means of information, mobile phones particularly smartphones are the convenient means of technology to access everything on the web. 

Based on the statistics the current number of smartphone users in the world today is 3.5 billion almost 50% of the world's population owns a smartphone
Mobile users are about 4.78 billion with almost 62% of the total world population is a cell phone user. 
Can you imagine how big the scope of the possible transmission of bacteria and certain diseases, add to this the emission of radiation being emitted from the tablets, mobile phones, and smartphones which can lead to contact dermatitis and much worse is the skin cancer? 

For a typical smartphone user like I am, I must admit that my smartphone is the one gadget that I could not live without. My smartphone has become my companion from the simplest use of checking the calendar, to check the time, to do some notes, the use flashlight, the use of the built-in camera for snapshots, to searching the web, up to exporting files online, watch video clips and media uploads and downloads. I am maximizing the efficiency of the smartphone I am using based on what I need. Btw, I am using my two-year-old Oppo A83-2018 Red Series which I got as a prize from an online contest. I only bought one smartphone in my lifetime, all the phones that I got from the past until present were all prizes from online contests! 




This is why my smartphone is been beside or with me throughout the day from morning until dozing off at night most especially when the pandemic and the lockdown started. And, with how I sanitize or disinfect my phone, even before the pandemic I have been so cautiously and aware of how my phone needed to be clean and free from any germs every time I go and bring it outside even at home. It is a no-no to bring your smartphone inside the toilet as it is one of the main reasons for E.coli infection. There are so many way for you to prevent yourself on being infected with bacteria and viruses, for me, by using all-natural ingredients can prevent me and my family in times like this. 

Moreso, in this time of the Covid-19 virus we should be more aware of the possible cause of transmission of the virus and this would be the touching of the phone screens with the contaminated hands. 

How to disinfect your phone?

  1. Remove phone case.
  2. Wipe with a disinfecting solution without oversoaking it with a microfiber cloth or a tissue, or any clean fabric.
  3. You can also use commercial products that is specific to cleaning your mobile phones. 
  4. Make sure to wipe all the crevices and spaces in between the phone and also the phone case.
  5. Wipe dry with paper towel or cloth.
  6. Bring along with you a spray bottle with 70% alcohol for instant disinfection when outside. 



  • Added tip, use or place your phone in a ziplock bag when going outside and badly needed to bring the phone with you.
  • Limit the use of your phone when outside to prevent exposure which can lead to contamination. 

Almost, all the possible reasons and contamination of person to person can be a bridge to mobile phone handling and use. It is the linking vessel of infection. 

So, how important it is to disinfect your phone? VERY IMPORTANT! 

Besides social distancing, the wearing of face mask and quarantine, protect your mobile from being exposed and contaminated. 


Stay healthy and be safe! 

26 comments:

  1. I disinfect the phones that my son and I use, even if we stay at home most of the time. My husband works in MM and goes to and fro Calabarzon and Central Luzon for his projects. As soon as he gets home (on weekends), sanitize agad ng phone. The phones are really dirty, we just can't see it.

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  2. very important post! I also disinfect it and I know some people (my friends included) had issues with it, practically braking the phone via improper disinfection

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  3. omg yes! I never think about it but now I'm like yes I need to go clean my phone right now!

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  4. This is really very useful and helpful blog post...disinfecting is very necessary and especially mobile phones are the most important ones...glad you shared this awareness with everyone...found these ideas and tips very useful...great work though...

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  5. Wow! I didn't think about how dirty phones could get. I'm going to start sanitizing mine more!

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  6. We are living in a time when need to be extra careful with everything. Disinfecting our phones and phone cases is one thing that I have been going a lot in recent times

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  7. Yikes! I never thought to disinfect my phone but I imagine its filthy! Thank you!

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  8. Years ago i had a marketing client who sold specialist sanitisation services. They did a test on phones, keyboards, tablets etc that you use evey day and you wouldn't believe how many germs they can gather!

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  9. Frequent hand washing can only do so much if a person often comes into contact with other sources of contamination. Many people carry their phones everywhere, and most spend time on the phone at least daily.Disinfecting a phone can slow and potentially even prevent the spread of dangerous infections.

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    1. Very useful information. Being a dentist I always fear touching my phone especially while working. Kept cleaning with cotton and blue spirit. Thanks for sharing

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  10. I usually clean my phone now and then. This post is a great reminder to everyone that they need to have a time to disinfect the thing they use often. Safety first.

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  11. Phones are the biggest germ spreaders ever. Hence, especially in these times, good cleaning should be crucial.

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  12. Yes, I try to disinfect my phone now more than ever with all what’s going on in the world.

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  13. Very important tip you have shared. So very true, we wash hands and sanitize other surfaces but sometimes forget the phone that is our constant companion. Knowingly or unknowingly we touch it so many times that its essential we sanitize it.

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  14. It's true our mobile phones are so dirty and it is the source of bacteria and germs. It's wise to clean and disinfect it regularly.

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  15. I've been doing this after every time I go to the store! I just keep getting the shivers thinking about how frequently we touch our phones!

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  16. I couldn't agree more! Great reminder for these days!

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  17. I have to admit that I haven't been doing this but now that you bring it up I realise I really should be paying more attention.

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  18. I've been telling/urging/ranting to people to not just wear a mask or observe social distancing but also disinfect their belongings particularly their phones. But sadly, this part gets overlooked or neglected. I'm very happy to stumble upon this post!

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  19. Something we all overlook but you put it extremely well. Great work!

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  20. I definitely need to clean my phone more! Thank you for the reminder!!

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  21. Very valuable article. We disinfect anything and everything these days because of COVID and yet forget the most used object of all- our phones

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  22. I’ve been wondering about this! I have started leaving my phone in the car when I go the store etc. But it is easy to pop the case off and wipe it down. Now I need to get to it!!

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  23. Such an important article! We tend to forget that our phones are always near us and we are always on it. Heading to clean my phone now.

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  24. This is a great idea! I try to disinfect my phone every once and awhile but I forget how important it is especially in our current world state!

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