Cleaning your Apple Device

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So we know that a couple things we can do, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is to wash our hands regularly, and keep from touching our face. But what about our Apple devices? We interact with our Macs and iPads by using our hands. The iPhone is not only handled by our hands, but touches our face when we use the phone. How do we keep these devices clean? Can we use a cleaner on them? The good news is Apple has come out with some recommendations and guidelines for us to follow.

To get started, here are some tips that apply to all products:

• Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items.
Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage.
Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables.
Keep liquids away from the product, unless otherwise noted for specific products.
Don’t get moisture into any openings.
Don’t use aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives.
Don’t spray cleaners directly onto the item.

Is it OK to use a disinfectant on my Apple product? 

Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents. Don’t use on fabric or leather surfaces.

Read Apple’s recommendations and guidelines for cleaning your Apple product.

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