In the face of the disease, Apple recommends that users can clean their mobile devices with disinfectant wipes, but be careful.
Apple has just updated a document supporting how to clean iPhones and other mobile devices using disinfected wipes, but recommends that users remain cautious.
Previously, Apple had advised users not to use cleaning agents because they could damage the special coating on the screen, which is covered to limit fingerprints. If you abuse the use of chemicals to clean the screen, this protective coating will be broken.
Over the years, Apple has recommended that people use moist, lint-free, and non-detergent fabrics. But in the wake of the epidemic, Apple has updated its guidelines saying that some wipes and chemicals are safe to use.
Apple’s latest guide says users can use 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes or Clorox disinfectant wipes, and “gently wipe hard, impervious surfaces of the product such as monitors, keyboards, or other outer surfaces “.
“Do not submerge Apple products in any detergent, do not allow moisture to get into any openings and do not use bleach,” Apple said. In addition, defective Apple also requires not to use wipes on the surface of cloth or skin.
Although Apple has updated its own recommendations, it is important to note that using a solvent on the screen will wear away the oleophobic coating against fingerprints and can lead to permanent damage.
According to AppleInsider, damage can occur from using a solvent to wipe the screen from time to time, including alcohol. AppleInsider advises users not to use such wipes on the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro screen.
How to clean iPhone according to CNBC’s instructions
First turn off the iPhone.
If using disinfectant wipes, gently wipe hard surfaces.
Do not allow liquids to enter the charging port or water-repellent locations, such as the speakerphone.
If sterilizing wipes are not available, consider using a soft, lint-free cloth.
Using paper towels or other products can scratch the screen.
Do not spray detergent directly on the phone or use anything with bleach.