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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Keep your Smartphones Clean and Sanitized with These Easy Tips


In times of unrest like the current situation the world is battling, there’s no harm in being extra careful, especially when the health and safety are at stake. Apart from following the countless reminders of the authorities on how to always keep proper hygiene in check and to boost our immune system, an important thing to do is to assure that the things in our homes are sanitized, particularly those that we always touch.

Keep your Smartphones Clean and Sanitized with These Easy Tips
Keep your Smartphones Clean and Sanitized with These Easy Tips

In a study under the Journal of Hospital Infection published in February 2020, contagious viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 which causes the COVID-19 disease can survive up to nine days on smooth surfaces, including smartphone screens.

As one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world, OPPO encourages everyone to always keep in mind to clean their smartphones. According to Zen Han, OPPO Philippines’ VP of National Sales, this is an important thing to do since a smartphone is one of the things that people utilize nowadays to stay updated on the current situation.

“We touch our smartphones more than anything especially now that we try to stay connected to our loved ones who are away from us and keep updated on the latest news. But it can pose a health risk, especially that dirt gets easily transferred into our phones. So, in light of the current COVID-19 situation, we strongly encourage our consumers to practice proper smartphone sanitation in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus,” Han said.

Here are easy tips advised by the World Health Organization on how to keep your smartphones clean without damaging them:

  1. Wash or sanitize your hands. To avoid transferring any harmful bacteria, make sure to sanitize your hands before and after you clean your phone.
  2. Ready a soft, lint-free or microfiber cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths such as towels and paper towels. Using such may damage the surface of your screen.
  3. Use 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. Isopropyl Alcohol is a highly effective disinfectant against viruses particularly the ones with 70% concentration. Anything beyond it may evaporate too quickly. When cleaning your phone with alcohol, make sure to use cotton balls or felt-tips swabs when cleaning harder to reach areas like ports and mics and to avoid liquid spilling on such parts that may cause damage to internal components.
  4. Use liquid hand soaps with alcohol content. If Isopropyl Alcohol is not readily available, you may use hand soaps with alcohol content. Add a few drops on the screen and gently wipe the whole phone with a microfiber cloth. Make sure to avoid getting moisture in any openings. Wipe off the soap with a damp microfiber cloth afterward, and then dry your phone off with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
  5. Avoid using harsh home cleaning products. Window and household cleaners with strong chemical components like ammonia or hydrogen peroxide may damage your smartphone screen.
  6. Use UV light sanitation. UV-C light, in particular, also used in hospital-grade disinfecting procedures serves as a potent solution that targets certain bacteria. UV devices can be used as well to sanitize your smartphone. 

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Apart from vocally encouraging its consumers about proper sanitation, OPPO Philippines also considers the safety of its employees as its top priority. For OPPO staff that is currently serving the public while the enhanced community quarantine is in place, OPPO has equipped them with surgical masks and other needed protection and sanitation equipment.

The company also assured that all the OPPO Experience Stores go extensive sanitation twice a day using a hospital-grade cleaner. There are also alcohol-based sanitizers which customers and employees can use.

In line with augmenting the existing efforts to curb the spread of the disease, OPPO Philippines also recently conducted a face mask drive where it gave out free face masks to its consumers.

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