[Tutorial] How can I safely clean and disinfect my Nokia phone?

dipankar paul
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edited May 2022 in General

Hello everyone,

Here's a quick guide on how to keep our phones safe from potentially harmful germs.

Before you get started

  • Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with hand soap before cleaning your handset.
  • Ensure your phone is unplugged from any wall outlets, docking stations, or wired connection.
  • Remove the case from your phone if you are using one.
  • Ensure any openings or ports on your phone are closed where possible.

Which products you should not use on your smartphone or feature phone

  • Do not use hand gels, abrasive wipes or chemicals (including bleach and pure alcohol) on your handset, since this can damage the protective coating on your phone.
  • Do not submerge your phone in cleaning agents or apply cleaning fluids directly to your handset, as this may cause damage to the device.
  • Avoid using any abrasive materials that could scratch and damage your mobile phone.

How to clean your smartphone or feature phone using water and hand soap

  • Lightly wipe your phone with a damp microfibre cloth with water and hand soap watching out not to wipe any liquid into any of the openings.
  • Dry your phone with a clean microfibre cloth to ensure no moisture remains, and to ensure any potential marks are removed.

How to safely disinfect and clean with an alcohol wipe

  • Using a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe, lightly wipe your phone while avoiding any open ports or openings. These should be available from most pharmacies depending on stock.
  • Wipe your handset with a clean microfibre cloth to ensure no moisture is present, and to remove any potential marks.

Stay safe, stay connected.