Your phone usually ends up being an extension of your hand. Every time you touch a surface and then touch your phone, you have transferred germs to your phone. You probably touch your phone more than anything else, making it a high-touch surface. The World Health Organisation advises that we need to regularly clean high-touch surfaces. So, your phone should definitely be added to your cleaning routine.
If you’ve used your phone after touching public surfaces, you should not only wash your hands but also clean your phone. This is also needed if you have allowed some other person to use it. Most smartphone manufacturers suggest cleaning phones with disinfectant wipes and recommend against using chemicals like bleach on phones.
Don’t worry if you don’t have disinfectant wipes. Just follow these simple steps.