Apple Says You Can Clean Your iPhone With Clorox Wipes Or Alcohol
The coronavirus has everyone scrambling to keep from getting sick. People are clearing shelves of hand sanitizer, stuff to make their own do-it-yourself hand sanitizer, bleach, rubbing alcohol, and Clorox wipes. For years and years, Apple said you couldn't use either alcohol or Clorox wipes to clean your iPhone because it was bad for the finish on the screen.
And then came the coronavirus.
People realized that their phones are really just expensive germ magnets and they want to know how to sanitize them from all the stuff that we touch before we touch our phones. From Apple on how to clean your iPhone:
"Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your iPhone. Don't use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don't submerge your iPhone in any cleaning agents."
The most important thing to do is make sure you don't get liquid or moisture inside your phone. Any moisture is terrible for your iPhone, so just go slowly, use a little cleaner at a time, and make sure you don't get your iPhone wet. Even without the coronavirus, it is a good idea to clean your cell phone frequently. You touch yucky stuff and that yucky stuff gets on your phone. You can also help keep your phone clean by frequently washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.