1. scottdoc718's Avatar
    Wondering what is the best way to disinfect an iPhone. Not interested in just cleaning it with moist cloth. How do I remove germs etc.... safely. Thanks.
    12-23-2011 02:35 PM
  2. noaim's Avatar
    Wondering what e best way is to disinfect an iPhone. Not interested in just cleaning it with moist cloth. How do I remove germs etc.... safely. Thanks.
    its glass it does have a olephobic coating that could be harmed by using some cleaners so whatever you end up deciding be careful
    12-23-2011 02:37 PM
  3. AlanG4s's Avatar
    Apple recommends: Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone.
    12-23-2011 02:48 PM
  4. scottdoc718's Avatar
    its glass it does have a olephobic coating that could be harmed by using some cleaners so whatever you end up deciding be careful
    Yes, I know about the sensitivity to cleaners. That is why I ask. Its a good thing to know during the cold/flu season. Thanks.
    12-23-2011 02:48 PM
  5. ame's Avatar
    Do you have a hard case on it? I have sprayed lysol on a paper towel and wiped the case, the phone and the screen down. I do have a screen protector and a hard case on it though.
    12-23-2011 03:07 PM
  6. verwon's Avatar
    Don't share your phone and avoid the issue. I don't set mine down anywhere, or let anyone else use it.

    There's only one person I'd trust with it, anyway.
    12-23-2011 03:10 PM
  7. zm976311's Avatar
    Yes, I know about the sensitivity to cleaners. That is why I ask. Its a good thing to know during the cold/flu season. Thanks.
    Didn't you ask this question on MacRumors? Under a different name? Just asking cause it seems rather unlikely that the same question pops up twice in one week and it not be the same person
    12-23-2011 03:34 PM
  8. scottdoc718's Avatar
    Didn't you ask this question on MacRumors? Under a different name? Just asking cause it seems rather unlikely that the same question pops up twice in one week and it not be the same person
    No, I didnt. I would think this would be a very common question.
    12-23-2011 03:38 PM
  9. scottdoc718's Avatar
    Don't share your phone and avoid the issue. I don't set mine down anywhere, or let anyone else use it.

    There's only one person I'd trust with it, anyway.
    You never get sick? You wear gloves all day? Don't touch anything in public?
    12-23-2011 03:40 PM
  10. zm976311's Avatar
    No, I didnt. I would think this would be a very common question.
    How to disinfect phones? Idk where your phone is going, but mine is going nowhere that I feel it needs to be disinfected... wiped down with my shirt maybe, but disinfected? Nope. I wouldn't be wiping down electronics with alcohol or other solvents that disinfect... seems damaging. Maybe I'm the minority and just don't know it...
    12-23-2011 03:43 PM
  11. boxer's Avatar
    Check out zagg.com for their foaming, disnifecting cleanser for smartphones and other electronic gadgets. It should be safe and fine to use. I can certainly see the need for this at times. I've also seen this cleaner by Zagg at Best Buy.
    12-23-2011 04:27 PM
  12. d0ster's Avatar
    How to disinfect phones? Idk where your phone is going, but mine is going nowhere that I feel it needs to be disinfected... wiped down with my shirt maybe, but disinfected? Nope. I wouldn't be wiping down electronics with alcohol or other solvents that disinfect... seems damaging. Maybe I'm the minority and just don't know it...
    I understand where the OP is coming from. Germs can get spread around very easily no matter how careful you are. Example you use a door knob to a restaurant, a person with a cold opens the same door before you, then you proceed to use your phone afterwards. Maybe I'm just a germaphobe lol.
    12-23-2011 04:38 PM
  13. verwon's Avatar
    You never get sick? You wear gloves all day? Don't touch anything in public?
    I'm a heart patient and have to be very careful, I have no choice. I'm not going to say I never get sick, but it happens very rarely.

    And no, I don't touch much in public, anywhere!


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    12-23-2011 04:56 PM
  14. so.long.pre's Avatar
    windex sells a product specifically for electronics. It comes in a package of 25 pre moistened wipes. It works wonders.
    12-23-2011 05:03 PM
  15. edd's Avatar
    To the OP, if you don't have a case on the phone I'd put one on, based on your concerns. Then you can at least disinfect everything except the screen without harming the device. Then, I'd look into a screen protector and check on the disinfecting rules for them before purchasing.

    Seems like a valid concern. Anyone who thinks they're phone isn't germ-ridden is delusional.
    12-24-2011 03:55 AM
  16. Guacho's Avatar
    You never get sick? You wear gloves all day? Don't touch anything in public?
    Good point, you dont have to let others use your cellphone to get germs but I think we are overreacting here, just clean it regularly and forget about it.
    I use the alcohol free sunglass cleaner from walmart and it works pretty good
    12-24-2011 06:26 AM
  17. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    Wondering what is the best way to disinfect an iPhone. Not interested in just cleaning it with moist cloth. How do I remove germs etc.... safely. Thanks.
    Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer around and don't ever let anyone use it.. Mine stays inside of an Otterbox Defender case.
    12-24-2011 07:27 AM
  18. takeshi's Avatar
    it seems rather unlikely that the same question pops up twice in one week and it not be the same person
    You must be new to forums. People ask the same questions all the time.
    12-24-2011 05:40 PM
  19. verwon's Avatar
    Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer around and don't ever let anyone use it.. Mine stays inside of an Otterbox Defender case.
    I go through so much of that stuff! LOL
    12-24-2011 08:34 PM
  20. Kristy_Lyn's Avatar
    I got this at the blueshop, it works really well!! Check it out and support TiPb in the process:

    eScreen Flat Panel Cleaner - Blueshop
    12-24-2011 11:00 PM
  21. zm976311's Avatar
    I go through so much of that stuff! LOL
    I intern with a doctor at the hospital by my school and you have to use it constantly (for obvious reasons)!... dries out my hands and strips off the polish on the nails of the doctor I work with haha! Perfect environment to keep my phone germ-free lol
    12-24-2011 11:04 PM
  22. verwon's Avatar
    I intern with a doctor at the hospital by my school and you have to use it constantly (for obvious reasons)!... dries out my hands and strips off the polish on the nails of the doctor I work with haha! Perfect environment to keep my phone germ-free lol
    Yeah, takes a toll on my polish, too. BUT they make more nail polish every day!!
    12-24-2011 11:53 PM
  23. Beezzy's Avatar
    Mix a drip or two of diswashing soap in a tiny spray bottle and clean n wipe with a microfiber cloth.
    12-25-2011 02:42 PM
  24. rewNATION's Avatar
    just get a new iPhone
    12-25-2011 02:45 PM
  25. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    I just use alcohol.
    12-26-2011 11:28 PM
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