Apple has updated its site to let iPhone, iPad and Mac proprietors realize it’s alright to clean their gadgets with disinfectant wipes. This comes on the heels of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak globally which has now forced an entire country like Italy to have a nationwide shutdown for the next three weeks in order to contain the spread of the virus.
Apple said on its support website that “Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces”. They added though for those who might want to take it beyond this that “Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents. Don’t use on fabric or leather surfaces.”
Apple had in the past strongly advised against utilizing something besides water to clean its gadgets since certain substances can wear out the oleophobic covering the organization applies to keep its touchscreen working well.
With over 115,000 cases and 4,000 plus deaths, the COVID-19 has become a global pandemic and its is advised that you wash your hands regularly and probably desist from travelling to hot spots from now until health officials give a clearance.
Your most logical option is to utilize isopropyl alcohol. Apply a limited quantity to a microfiber material and afterward wipe down your gadget. it is not advisable to spray anything directly to your phone surface as this may damage your device and Apple won’t be to blame at that point.