Coronavirus: How to Keep Your Tablet Germ Free

If you’re keeping your hands clean to avoid the pandemic coronavirus, you are going to need to sanitise your tablet or iPad too. Here’s how you do it.

Medical and Healthcare professionals are unified that the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus, is that you should wash your hands regularly, avoid physical contact with others and stay away from large crowds. Wait for a moment as there’s one precaution you might have missed.

You might be washing and sanitising your hands several times a day, but are you then dirtying them again by reaching for a germ covered iPad or tablet? Clearly you must sanitising your tablet too, but be careful as using the wrong products do damage to your tablet. Follow our short six step guide below to keep your tablet as germ free as possible.

Step 1 – Switch your iPad or tablet off and if you keep your tablet in a case, remove it. Find a couple of non-abrasive cloths such as a J-cloth or a synthetic fibre cloth, and dampen one of them slightly.

Step 2 – Don’t soak it, as you don’t want to risk water running into your tablet’s open ports such as the headphone or charging sockets. Wring it out if necessary.

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Step 3 – Now add a drop of liquid soap, or wipe a section of the cloth lightly over a bar of soap. Wipe it over your tablet, front and back.

Step 4 – Take care around the buttons and ports, as you don’t want to get these wet. When you’ve finished wiping down your phone, take the second cloth and wipe it dry.

Step 5 – For a quicker, easier clean, use 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes, which can be bought from computer shops specifically for cleaning technology products.

Step 6 – Another way to keep your tablet free from nasties is to use a case with built-in antimicrobial protection.

It may seem like the above is a little extreme, but let’s take into consideration those who we could infect that aren’t strong enough to fight off the virus. Stay clean, and stay safe.

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Ian Osborne

Ian has worked on computer and video games magazines since the legendary Crash and Zzap! 64 in the early Nineties, so he’s seen many changes over the years (including an expanding waistline and receding hairline). A lifelong Mac user, he bought his first Mac in the year 2000. It’s a testament to the resilience of the Mac that his mother is still using that computer to this very day.

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