Apple Warns Against Using Strong Cleaning Products To Disinfect Devices

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Apple Warns Against Using Strong Cleaning Products To Disinfect Devices
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With a health crisis still within the midst, you would possibly be especially conscious of your phone being touched. And while it’s recommended you clean your devices regularly, Apple advises you to not go overboard with them.

In a newly updated support document spotted by MacRumors, the Cupertino tech giant urges users not to clean Apple products—including iPhones, Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, AirPods, and HomePods—with disinfectants containing bleach or peroxide, which is usually used as a bleach.

In addition, customers should make sure that moisture doesn’t get in any openings, which Apple items aren’t submerged in cleaning products.

In place of those, Apple says to “gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product” with a 70% isopropanol wipe, a 75% ethyl alcohol wipe, or a Clorox disinfecting wipe. Sanitizing your screen, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces with them is A-okay.

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Apple’s standard warranty doesn’t cover liquid damage—so keep your iPhone dry and check the bottle for any mention of bleach or peroxide.

source via: MacRumors