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How To Clean And Disinfect Your iPhone Properly

How To Clean And Disinfect Your iPhone Properly


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
I wanted to show you how to clean and disinfect your iPhone since it’s one of
the dirtiest places since you’re touching it all day it’s in your pocket
it’s in contact with different surfaces and so I thought I’d show you how to
properly clean it according to Apple Apple has just recently updated their
information on what you can do to actually clean or disinfect your device
so I want to show you how to do that now in the past I would only recommend
something like this I clear this is something I’ve used for years to clean
my phone before making a video or just clean it regularly and this has designed
for phones and screens and things like that and most of the time I’ve said to
avoid things like isopropyl alcohol on your display because it can damage the
oleophobic coating but recently Apple has updated their website to say that
you can use isopropyl alcohol that’s just normal rubbing alcohol it may be
called something else in different countries but it’s normal normal rubbing
alcohol you can use to disinfect things it will take care of about 99% of things
as far as disinfecting or you can also now use Clorox wipes or Lysol wipes
according to Apple now you can do that but there’s a couple different ways you
need to do that in order not to damage the display so the first thing you’ll
need to do is get a soft clean lint-free towel or cloth and then also make sure
the device is unplugged now once it’s unplugged you’re good to go so what you
want to do though is you want to avoid excessive wiping which means you don’t
want to scrub the display and the reason you don’t want to do that is again you
want to try to avoid taking off the oleophobic coating or the coating that
prevents your fingerprints from showing up from the oil on your fingers
it means it’s oil phobic or afraid of oil so it goes away so you want to just
take say this 70% isopropyl alcohol or again a Lysol wipe or something like
that squirt a little bit on there and then just wipe the phone down quickly
you don’t want to keep scrubbing the phone now if you have a screen protector
on there you can be less concerned about that but you don’t want to use anything
abrasive just go around the phone real quick you can see there’s liquid on
there go around it real quick disinfect your phone and you should be good to go
as far as that goes you want to do the same with a Lysol
wipe or a Clorox wipe you don’t want to leave anything on there and one thing
you definitely do not want to use is any raised directly on the on the phone so
you don’t to spray the phone or anything like that or get it into any ports and
you also don’t want to use bleaches hydrogen peroxide or other abrasives
that might scratch the phone so those things you definitely do not want to use
on the phone according to Apple and again don’t spray directly into the
ports now if you do want to clean the ports such as the earphone or the bottom
speakers and microphone you can do that with a q-tip or a couple other ways so
if you have a q-tip here like this and you just want to put a little bit of the
rubbing alcohol on it then you just clean out the ports the best you can
like this now if you have a bunch of dirt in there or dust and things that
you can’t get out you can use a couple different things to do that some people
have suggested using sticky tack which is stuff you to hang things on the wall
with that won’t leave residue behind so you can just press that in here and I’ll
link some of this in the description as well but just press it in there that
should take care of it and then if you want to clean out the Lightning port you
can do that as well now if you go to an Apple store 99% of
the time you’ll see them clean it out with a SIM card removal tool I don’t
know that I would suggest that because there’s metal pins in there and you have
to be extremely careful so you don’t want to force anything in there and in
fact I would suggest maybe using a toothpick or something like that very
gently but basically you just want to go in and across and that’s it just lift
out and you’ll usually get a little bit of lint from inside the Lightning port
but normally I would suggest using a toothpick or something along those lines
to keep it clean and so that will clean everything off
and then of course put it back in a case or if you’re not using a case just clean
it regularly and so that will keep your phone nice and clean and disinfected
people often ask me how do I keep my phone so clean before videos and things
like that well it’s generally because I’m wiping
it down with a cleaner like I clear or another one there are some new cleaners
on the market that will actually disinfect as well and I’m sure you’ll
probably see more and more of those going forward but I’ll link some of
those you don’t have to use this one this one sort of leaves a film on there
as well but it’s not a disinfectant so if you want to make sure that it’s nice
and germ-free as much as possible of course you could just use a normal
alcohol wipe as well if you have those have access to
those or a Clorox white would work just as fine as well but that’s it pretty
simple and straightforward if you have any other questions though let me know
in the comments below and let me know what you use to clean your phone as well
you should be doing this regularly I would say do it daily as I do just to
keep everything clean and then make sure of course you wash your hands after you
do that and then everything will be nice and clean and you’ll prevent spreading
any sort of germs and things like that but let me know what you do to clean
your phone in the description below and how often you do and of course if you’d
like to get your hands on this wallpaper I’ll link it in the description as I
always do if you haven’t subscribed already please subscribe and if you
enjoyed the video please give it a like as always thanks for watching this is
Aaron I’ll see you next time


Reader Comments

  1. Can you please do a video on airpods how to clean them AirPods 1 or 2 I really needs mine cleaned but don’t know how please

  2. Zollotech do you think leather cases are a greater risk of spreading diseases than plastic or silicone? I’m thinking about those people with the saddle brown cases that look absolutely disgusting.

  3. I have a case & screen protector on my XR. I clean my phone with a clean, soft terry cloth rag we use to wash the dishes with. Just after filling the sink with hot soapy water for doing dishes, I take the terry cloth rag out of the sink and ring it out very well so it's just damp. I wipe the phone down with the very warm cloth. Does of great lob of cleaning the phone. I do this every time I get home from being away from home.

  4. I have used wipes on my phone every single day for as long as I can remember, especially after work. I remove it from the case and wipe the front (it has a screen protector) and the side buttons. Then thoroughly wipe down the case. Sometimes I even use a different case while out of the house than I do at home.

  5. i clean my iphone daily to be sure the screen looks good and nice to watch videos or text as i hate dirty screen

  6. My iPhone XS is a beast, I literally wash mine with Dial soap and running water. Its ip68 water proof, been doing it for a year and half, still works like new. I do it about once a week.

  7. You can wash it with soap and water since it’s water proof.I use medical wipes in satchels I buy from eBay when I get home from work also.Baby wipes are also good

  8. I use a slim case & glass SP…So I’ll wipe it with a warm rag take the case off do the inside & out, then wipe off everything with alcohol then call it a day…

  9. I feel like its kinda alarming how many people just realized how dirty their phones actually are and it took the corona virus to
    make them realize this.
    I bet you 99% of people don't even clean their phones not even once the most they do is wipe the phone on their shirt to get the dust or grease marks off.
    People use their phone on the toilet finish up and end up only washing their hands without giving it a second thought about not cleaning their phone and will proceed to eat food with the same hand they touch their phone with and other things as well.

    This is why I don't like touching other peoples items/phones because only God knows where their items/phone has been. Most people don't even know basic hygiene.

    Note:I clean my phone everyday too with a Clorox/disinfecting wipe when I get home everyday.

  10. you don't need to specially cleaned you phone your country is clean & less pollution also cool weather 👍

  11. Love your videos. I use the Clorox disinfecting wipes to clean my iPhone X. But I also have an Apple installed Belkin glass screen protector and an Otterbox Defender Pro case on so a good wipe down is fine. I will say as the Clorox wipes container gets low on wipes the more saturated they become.

  12. Great video! Thanks!

    Do you think it is better to keep your phone without a case? Will less batería stick to the phone?

  13. Sorry to say this, but this is irresponsible for Apple and you to advertise. I wiped my phone (iPhone 11 Pro) down with a Lysol wipe about 1.5 months ago and it immediately ripped off the oleophobic coating. I've been trying different products to get it back. It's never the same. I think PhoneSoap is probably a better route if you care about your display.

  14. Thanks Aaron, I’ve been cleaning my phone with Clorox wipes for years. I disinfect all my surfaces on the daily, including the inside of my car—great timing on releasing this video. 👍🏾

  15. The absolute best method is a UV phone desanitizer but they raised in price. Also I'm finally better 🥳 no longer sick

  16. I’ve always cleaned my iPhone 11 display every night since I got it with a microfiber cloth. Once a week, I clean and disinfect the entire phone.

  17. I'm using the "Loctite Mounting Putty" it's non-toxic I always keep my iPhone neat and I always carry my microfiber cloth to wipe off the screen. And I use alcohol to clean up my iPhone case let it try for a few minutes and you're all good.

  18. I use Clorox wipes first then a micro fiber cloth to get rid of the water stain. Phones are dirty. We should clean them everyday.

  19. Hey Aaron. I use a lens cleaner for prescription glasses with a lint free cloth. I spray on the cloth and just a few wipes. Let it sit for a few minutes and it's done.

  20. I can attest to the fact that over-rubbing will damage the coating. My husband and I have always used alcohol to clean our devices, but he really uses elbow grease to get the last of the smears off. This has damaged the coating and reduced the touch sensitivity of his devices. Be gentle, people!

  21. I use methylated spirit to clean my all the iPhones since I switched to Apple 6 years before , and I cut a medium hard cardboard in the shape of pin and use it to clean the charging port and speakers 👍

  22. I clean out my lightning port with a cotton wool bud (Q-tip for Americans) and just pull and flatten the wool at the end, but don’t pull it off, no liquids, just in and around and out.
    Done

  23. If more people cleaned their phones and washed their hands more, the world would be a much healthier place.

  24. A helpful video indeed. Regardless of the current situation, once I come home in the evening I sterilise my phone anyways.

  25. I use a screen protector so I just scrub the screen and my phone has a skin but I still use alcohol wipes on the back.

  26. I use a tooth brush to get dust out of the ports because if I don’t, it would be hard to get it out when the dust builds up. I also take a wet cloth and clean the display, stainless steel sides and back of the phone. I clean my phone more than I even use it! I do this every single day to my iPhone 11 Pro. Should I do that, or is it bad for my iPhone 11 Pro?

  27. Great video! Thx for teaching us how to be safe when this whole Coronavirus is going around! Keep up the good work!

  28. Yikes seldom cleaned my phone but thank you for sharing this info is Super useful and will definitely share this vid. Thank you 🥰👍🏻

  29. I actually shower 👦🏽📱🧼🚿 with mine. Everyday! Then dry with towel. 😐

  30. Great advice. Also, in addition to cleaning, try to use a Bluetooth headset or even speaker phone instead of speaking into the phone. I working in a hospital and we are already treating patients with the virus in the US. Tale all precautions. Stay safe.

  31. Zollotech I know you don’t use a case, but what about cleaning either of the Apple cases (leather and silicone). I have the Apple leather case and have always been unsure of the best way to clean this. I also use the iKlear cleaner for my phone which is very good, but not sure this is suitable for the leather case. It seems most leather cleaners are too harsh but the case can get quite dirty with oils from skin etc. What do you suggest?

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