How to Properly Sanitize Your Smartphone

Apple says it is okay to use disinfectant wipes on your iPhone. If you have a screen protector on your phone, make sure that the alcohol content in your disinfectant wipes won’t mess it up. Also, be careful not to use any abrasive wipes on your phone, as the results will be sub-optimal. If you have a choice, use a microfiber wipe and don’t lend your phone to anyone for about 3 hours. That is the amount of time the CDC says the COVID-19 can live on a hard surface.


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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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