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Touch contamination…?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: March 25, 2020 03:32PM
How does one sanitize one’s cell phone? Got to wondering about that…



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 25, 2020 03:33PM
Wash your hands.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 25, 2020 03:37PM
....Phonesoap [ product ]......uses UV....



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: March 25, 2020 03:38PM
I washed my iPhone in soap and water.
In particular I lathered my phone with liquid soap and then rinsed it under running water.

My model of iPhone is supposed to be waterproof so I thought it was worth getting it santazed... satanized... SANITIZED.

Apple recently issued guidance that you can wipe the phone with disinfectant wipes. I didn't see what models they specified, but I think it was addressing the "how do I clean the touch screen surface" questions, so as long as you don't get moisture into the ports or button areas on the non-waterpoof models, you should be fine.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 25, 2020 03:41PM
I have alcohol wipes and wipe down my phone once a day or after any outing.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 25, 2020 03:42PM
.....Toucha toucha toucha touch me, I wanna be dirty
Thrill me chill me fulfill me
Creature of the night.......




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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 25, 2020 03:48PM
“Douglas Adams predicted this in one his books where the upper class of a race of people decided to send a third of the population they deemed useless to a distant planet. Among the people the sent away were the phone sanitizers.

Unfortunately a deadly plague developed on the unsanitized phones and all the remaining "smart people" left died.“




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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: DP
Date: March 25, 2020 03:55PM
Lysol spray from a little distance away. So you don't get it soaking wet.





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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 25, 2020 04:13PM
sanitizer wipes, or a cotton ball damp with rubbing alcohol, >60, <70% ABV.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 25, 2020 04:23PM
Sanitize setting on dishwasher?
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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: March 25, 2020 04:39PM
Lysol spray onto a paper towel and then I clean the phone with the paper towel. This way I can control how much liquid I apply and where I apply it.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: Wags
Date: March 25, 2020 04:46PM
Fine grit sandpaper
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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 25, 2020 04:51PM
....remember most people take iPhone to bathroom.......for #1.......and #2.......



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: March 25, 2020 04:57PM
I’ve got the 6+. I’ll try the alcohol wipes.

Was thinking about pushing a shopping cart, checking a text, and then phone is contaminated. If I only touched the phone with freshly washed hands, that would be another story.

Edit> Wonder if letting the phone sunbathe in natural UV would do the trick?



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: March 25, 2020 05:15PM
Alcohol wipes.
It's been said above, and will likely be said again below.
Alcohol wipes.
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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 25, 2020 05:19PM
....but they are....scarce........



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: March 25, 2020 05:35PM
THIS is what the pros use!





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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 25, 2020 05:42PM
Costco sanitizing wipes, we bought a six pack before the hoarding started.
Or alcohol and cotton.
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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 25, 2020 07:00PM
A Dremel will take the virus clear off.
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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: davester
Date: March 25, 2020 07:03PM
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A Dremel will take the virus clear off.

...and scatter it as fine particles into the air.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 25, 2020 07:28PM
Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: March 25, 2020 07:30PM
I've just been using Clorox wipes on my iPhone 11. Seems to work just fine.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 25, 2020 07:37PM
....but wipes are like gold......too valuable to waste.....like TP......



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: March 25, 2020 08:02PM
As others have said:

1) Alcohol wipes

2) UV, though I don't know that I'd want to make a frequent practice of this, as UV can damage plastics

3) Nobody mentioned hydrogen peroxide, which should work just as well as the alcohol.




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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 25, 2020 09:09PM
I’m not.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: rz
Date: March 26, 2020 09:06AM
I'm not sure I understand why you need to sanitize your cell phone. Are other people using it? If you're already infected, what would be the point of sanitizing your phone unless you're allowing others to use it?
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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 26, 2020 10:47AM
....you also put you cell phone on surfaces and/or it touches other things......



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: March 26, 2020 01:17PM
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I'm not sure I understand why you need to sanitize your cell phone. Are other people using it? If you're already infected, what would be the point of sanitizing your phone unless you're allowing others to use it?

When you touch a contaminated surface and then your phone, the phone is contaminated. You may wash your hands and feel safe, next time you touch your phone, hands are contaminated again.



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 26, 2020 01:29PM
.....spouses are using this as excuse now.......no touch......you are contaminated......



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Re: Touch contamination…?
Posted by: d4
Date: March 26, 2020 01:58PM
I took my iPhone 7Plus out of it's case and washed it with hand soap under warm running water from the faucet.



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