Can I clean my iPhone or iPad with Clorox or Lysol disinfecting wipes?

With coronavirus / COVID-19 fueling concerns about how to disinfect all types of personal items, including smartphones, tablets and computers, many owners are wondering whether everyday disinfectant wipes like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes or Lysol Disinfectant Wipes can be used to clean their iPhone or iPad without damaging their devices.

The answer is: Yes.

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Smartphones are notoriously dirty. Studies show a typical cell phone can have more bacteria on its surface than a toilet. Preventing the spread of infection has taken on new importance with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 sweeping the globe. Disinfecting your iPhone is an important preventive measure to reduce the risk of infection from bacteria and viruses that linger on your mobile device. Proper hand washing may be the first line of defense, but a clean phone can be just as important.


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