How to safely clean and disinfect your phone in the age of Coronavirus.

How to safely clean and disinfect your phone in the age of Coronavirus.

Posted by Timothy J. Lorang on on 26th Mar 2020

During normal times your phone is a magnet for dirt, bacteria and germs. From hand to face, from hand to hand, from tabletop to face, from face to face. There are a lot of opportunities to pick up germs, bacteria and gunk on your phones. According to SeattleTimes journalist Bobby Caina Calvan, “your phone is covered in germs: 25,127 bacteria per square inch”, this is at least ten times dirtier than a toilet seat. But we do not live in normal times.

To be clear, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and Covid-19, the CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. They also recommend that you avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.


But what about your phone? You cannot put your phone under running water and wash it with soap. High alcohol sanitizers or bleach-based products can damage the protective coating on your phone and screen. And the only way to use your phone is to hold it in your hands and hold it up to your face.

At Power Support we have always recommended WHOOSH! products for cleaning your phone, iPad and computer, especially before installing our screen protectors and Air Jackets, and after.

  • Safe for all screens
    WHOOSH! is specifically designed to clean, polish and protect the screen of any cell phone and electronics device. There's nothing in this bottle that will damage, etch or scratch your screens. Including Power Support Air Jackets and screen film.
  • Non-Toxic & Odorless
    Safe for you, your family and the environment. No harmful residue left behind. Plus, it's an alcohol-free, ammonia-free, haze-free, anti-static, and streak-free formulation.
  • Antimicrobial Cloth
    Using Screen Shine®, WHOOSH!’s ultra-soft and antimicrobial microfiber cloth makes your devices clean and shining like new. The cloth is treated with an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of microorganisms. You can wash the cloth up to 50x, hang dry no fabric softener.
  • Resists Fingerprints
    WHOOSH!’s proprietary formula leaves a nano-thin, anti-static, invisible coating that repels and resists dust, smudges, oils and fingerprints. It’s great for gamers, allowing fingers to breeze across the screen for faster, better gameplay. Maybe most important it makes your phone easier to clean each time.

How often should you clean your phone? Your phone is now an integral part of you. How often do you set your phone down, then pick it up and hold it to your face? How often do others pick up and use your phone? This is a personal choice, but many recommend cleaning your phone as often as you brush your teeth. And perhaps you should clean it after letting someone else use your phone. And don't forget you should clean it after letting someone else use your phone.

WHOOSH! Makes your Screen 99.9% Clean

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