How long Coronavirus can live on your smartphone?

The smartphone is a very important part of our life, which remains in our hands throughout the day. Without knowing how many surfaces the smartphone touches in a day, it is also the reason that the smartphone is one of the devices which is most likely to contain germs and viruses. Given the devastation caused by the Coronavirus, COVID-19, we should also worry about the coronavirus spreading via smartphone. There are some important things, which need to be considered. How likely is a person to spread the coronavirus via phone? And how long does the coronavirus live on a mobile phone? Research

Research by the National Institutes of Health of the United States

World Health Organization (WHO)According to, the 2003 SARS-CoV virus was alive on a glass surface for more than 96 hours i.e. four days. Apart from glass, the virus was alive for 72 hours i.e. three days on strong plastic and stainless stills. However, according to recent research conducted by the National Institutes of Health of the United States, Novel-Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2) is also like SARS-CoV virus on strong plastic and stainless stills for up to 72 hours i.e. three days. Stays alive This research also said that this coronavirus can survive for 24 hours on cardboard and only 4 hours on copper. However, in this new research, it has not been clear how long this dangerous coronavirus remains alive on glass.

WHO’s Research

However, we can assume from the similarity of the research done by WHO in the year 2003 and NIH’s research of the previous month that it can survive on Novel-Corona virus glass (glass) for 96 hours i.e. four days. At the same time, the front panel of all smartphones is made of glass, so it can be said that this dangerous corona virus can remain alive on your mobile phone for 4 days. Not only smartphones, this applies to all gadgets that are made of glass. Be it a smartphone, a smartwatch, a tablet or a laptop.

The smartphone is the most used gadget among all gadgets, through which the risk of exposure to coronavirus is highest. In such a situation, it is most important to protect against coronavirus, along with cleaning yourself and cleaning your smartphone. For cleaning the smartphone, you can use the liquid cleaning gadget. Otherwise, you can keep the gadget clean by wiping it with a wet cloth. Apart from this, you can also use 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol solution to get the gadget well sanitized, which also suggests a brand like However, take care not to use more than 70 per cent concentrations nor use any disinfectant beverages. All these will eliminate the oleophobic coating of your smartphone’s display. Put the screen protector on your phone. You can keep it clean easily, without damaging the display.

How to disinfect Apple phones easily?

Apple wrote on its support page, “Using 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol or Clorox disinfecting wipes can comfortably clean the exterior surface of your Apple product’s display, keyboard, etc. Do not use bleach at all to clean the device. Do not add moisture to the opening of the device, this may damage your device. Do not use cloth or leather on the surface of the device. “

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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