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    Default Best way to disinfect an iPhone?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdoc View Post
    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
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    Apple recommends: Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noaim View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdoc View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by zm976311 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdoc View Post
    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...
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    Default disinfectant cleaner

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zm976311 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdoc View Post
    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!


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    windex sells a product specifically for electronics. It comes in a package of 25 pre moistened wipes. It works wonders.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdoc View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottdoc View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zm976311 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DARK_BLU View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by zm976311 View Post
    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!!
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    Mix a drip or two of diswashing soap in a tiny spray bottle and clean n wipe with a microfiber cloth.
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    just get a new iPhone
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    I just use alcohol.
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