Tips for disinfecting your computer and phone

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Preventive measures should also be applied to electronic devices. In this way, you will ensure proper hygiene.

Measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus have been extreme since it was declared a global pandemic. Proper washing of the hands, maintaining a clean and hygienic environment, coughing, and sneezing with your elbow covered are some of the everyday preventions.

Unsurprisingly, care should also apply to electronic devices such as cell phones, personal and desktop computers, keyboards, mice, and tablets.

The truth is that all these devices are a reserve of germs and bacteria that reproduce daily, when used by one or more people. In times of coronavirus, it is advisable to ensure the hygiene of these devices with daily cleaning.


– It is recommended to turn off the equipment before cleaning, especially computers. Also, remove the covers of the phones.

– Ideally, use a lint-free microfiber cloth or similar cloth and avoid paper towels and cleaning fluids that contain abrasive chemicals, as they can damage the surface of the appliances.

– One of the best cleaning solutions consists of 60% water and 40% isopropyl alcohol. The microfiber cloth or similar should be moistened and then passed over the cell phone or computer.

– The cloth can be applied on the screens and also on the external part of computers, on the mouse, tablets, electronic pens, and the external part of the headphones.

– In any device, it is necessary to ensure that there is no excess moisture around the ports and buttons. A dry cloth can be passed to finish cleaning.

– Another option that can be used is antibacterial disinfectant wet wipes, which are used to pass over the screens and remove germs.

– For keyboards, you can also use the cloth moistened with alcohol or a soapy water solution and complete the cleaning with a soft brush or a hairdryer with cold air.

– It is important not to apply isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solutions directly to the equipment.


– Perform sanitation once a day.

– Before cleaning, check that the equipment is disconnected.

– Pay special attention to shared computers to reinforce disinfection.

– Avoid leaving electronic devices on kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

– Try not to touch other phones, or let them touch your own.

– Try not to touch your face after using electronic devices.

– Wash your hands after touching your devices.

– Reduce contact with the device screen and take advantage of voice assistants.