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Apple Warns Against the Use of Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning

The Covid pandemic has created a situation wherein pretty much everyone is really stressed out about their chances of catching the virus that causes it, and with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that your phone might just be the most likely place where the virus might end up. Hence, most people would want to look into disinfecting their phones, but the unfortunate truth is that a lot of the liquids that you might want to use in this disinfection process are going to end up being less than ideal.

Apple has specifically warned users not to make use of any kind of hydrogen peroxide on their iPhones or other Apple products. Bleach should not be used either, since both of these liquids can end up damaging the products in question. Apple’s screens are made with an oleophobic coating which ensures a reasonable amount of friction from your fingers since human skin has a layer of oils on it that will make it impossible to use the touch screen if the oleophobic coating has not been applied.

The use of bleach and hydrogen peroxide is something that will wipe this coating away entirely, and even regular disinfectant wipes can end up doing something similar. Hence, you should always be extremely careful while disinfecting your phone. While it is certainly essential to sanitize all surfaces, it might be a better idea for you to start with your hands to reduce the likelihood that any kind of viruses or bacteria getting on your phone screen in the first place.

Also, try your best to look through Apple’s guidelines on how you can disinfect or sanitize your phone screen without doing any damage to it. Following these guidelines will help keep the screen safe at all times.


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