COVID-19 has been with us for the past one year. The use of hand sanitizers and soaps has increased more than ever before. T the same stands true for our phones and gadgets. We all know that the screen time of kids is quite high and they use their gadgets whenever possible. Therefore, it is necessary to disinfect our devices as well. Microfiber cloths, isopropyl alcohol, cotton swabs, distilled water, and dish soap come in quite handy when it comes to disinfecting them. Continue reading below to find out more.
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Phones and Tablets
Use distilled water with the help of a microfiber cloth or cotton swabs to clean your phone or tablet. You can also clean the crevices and edges of the device with them. Another good way is making a solution of 70 percent alcohol, 30 percent water, and putting it in a spray bottle. Just spray your device with this solution and wipe it later with a cloth. Easy, right? Just let the device dry later on!
Headphones and Earphones
Headphones get discolored and more with the passage of time. For over-the-ear headphones, use a microfiber cloth dabbed in water. For AirPods, you can do the same. With the help of earbuds, you can remove most of the dirt. For earphones, use soapy water. Dab a microfiber cloth in it and clean them thoroughly.
Use a microfiber cloth to clean a desktop PC. Dampen it in a screen cleaner or distilled water to clean the LCD and the metallic and plastic parts. Simple water will also suffice for the plastic parts. Just make sure to wipe them properly. You can use some alcohol and water to moisten a cotton swab for both your keyboard and mouse. Make sure to dry them properly before use.
Amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, laptops are in quite the use. Since laptops are a big device and they travel with you, they are bound to have some larger particles stuck in the keyboard. So, turn them upside down to get rid of them. Next, turn the laptop off and remove the battery. Use a slightly moist microfiber cleaning cloth and clean all the visible surfaces. However, for the LCD, use a custom cloth microfiber cloth that’s available in the market. To clean touch screens, try a tablet cleaning wipe. It will work very well.
For a flat TV screen, keep in mind that glass cleaners don’t work well. Instead, they are quite damaging due to their corrosive properties. Simply, use a microfiber cloth after dabbing it gently in the water. Don’t press with lots of pressure. You don’t want to damage the screen. Clean the remote with alcohol or water on a cotton swab. You’re good to go!
Speakers, traditionally, are known to become the residing place of a lot of dust. To clean them, use a screen-cleaning wipe to clean the screen. For the metal or plastic parts, use a plain microfiber cloth. Do not worry about dampening your microfiber cloth on older generations of speakers. Nothing will happen to them since a majority come with plastic surfaces.
Game Consoles and Controllers
Dust off your remote control with a dry cloth to begin with. Then, dip the microfiber cloth in a small amount of water. Clean all the crevices. Now, make a mixture of equal proportions of water and isopropyl alcohol. Apply this to the microfiber cloth and clean every part of the controller. In the end, you will have a glistening device!
How to Clean Fitness Trackers, Smartwatches
Make sure to clean fitness trackers and smartwatches with care. They’re delicate and you don’t want to damage their internals. Their internet speed capabilities may malfunction. Generally, a microfiber cloth and water will work well for the parts other than the ones that boast a silicon composition. For them, use alcohol. You can also combine water with baking soda to get rid of tougher stains. For nylon bands, use dish detergent and water to get rid of them. You can easily clean leather bands with water and a microfiber cloth.