How to disinfect your iPhone and iPad

How to disinfect your iPhone and iPad
(Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)

With the current coronavirous outbreak, the world has been reminded about the importance of washing our hands for 20 seconds (with the UK, rather infamously, being told to sing the lyrics to Happy Birthday twice over to indicate the right amount of time). We've also been advised to touch our faces as little as possible.

So what about that thing we handle more than any other item in our possession – the same one that we often press against our faces to make calls? Surely we should also be keeping our smartphones clean, but how the heck do we 'wash' them? 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.