How long can coronavirus / COVID-19 survive on my iPhone or other smartphone?

Can coronaviruses live for an extended period of time on phones, tablets and other devices? If so, how long?

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According to information published by the World Health Organization in 2003 regarding the stability and resistance of the SARS coronavirus, SARS-coronaviruses can survive on glass and plastic surfaces anywhere between 72 and 96 hours.

As a result, it is important to include disinfection of your phone and other devices as part of your preventative strategies to protect yourself and your community from the spread of COVID-19.

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