Your phones, tablets and remotes also need to be cleaned

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and tricks on Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 7:14 pm
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How do I sanitize my electronics? 

Keeping everything around us as clean as possible is one of the most important things we can do to keep COVID-19 at bay. Cleaning and sterilizing your house or vehicle is pretty straightforward as both use many of the same products. But, have you found all the high-touch items that might need some attention during this crisis? If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sanitize my electronics,’ a group of Team Gunther Kia product experts did a little research to find this information for customers. Obviously, using hot soapy water isn’t going to work for devices like remote controls and smartphones. These are very important to everyone and if they were to get ruined, times like these would make getting a replacement difficult. Let’s take a look at how you can protect your family by properly cleaning these items. 

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Smartphones and Tablets 

Most smartphone and tablet computers have a special coating on the touchscreen that is meant to resist fingerprints. Using the wrong products to clean them could cause you to inadvertently remove that coating. Online experts agree that using a microfiber cloth is the best way to clean most devices. A solution of isopropyl alcohol of at least 70 percent lightly sprayed on the cloth will kill the virus. If you have Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, those have been approved by top smartphone manufacturers to disinfect these devices. Make sure the device is dry by using a fresh microfiber cloth before putting the device back in its case. 

What about game controllers and remotes? 

If your children can also be found holding the TV’s remote control or a game controller, you may need a little extra help. These surfaces can collect a lot of germs and using a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the large surfaces off is a good start. A cotton swab lightly dipped in the same 70 percent alcohol solution will work well getting into the devices’ nooks and crannies. 

If there is anything Team Gunther Kia can do to help you through this difficult era, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.