Dr. Robert L. Murphy, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering, said that COVID-19 can stay on the surface of plastic or hard objects for several days. Most studies estimate that the virus can survive for hours to 4-5 days.
Therefore, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning all "high contact" surfaces daily. These include things we touch all day, such as phones, keyboards, computers, iPads, etc.
When disinfecting the iPad, please note the following:
1. Unplug all data cables, and then turn off the power.
2. Please use a soft, slightly damp lint-free cloth, such as eyeglass lens cloth.
3. Use scrubbing alcohol or disinfectant wipes to clean the device, and do not use bleach. First apply these disinfectants to a lint-free cloth (do not apply directly to the iPad), and gently wipe the outer surface of the iPad, but to avoid moisture in the openings of the iPad, and do not immerse the iPad in any detergent.
4. If there are still stains on the iPad, please use a soft lint-free cloth to continue wiping.
5. Do not use cleaning products (including window cleaners, household cleaners, compressed gas, sprays, solvents, ammonia, abrasives or cleaners containing hydrogen peroxide). Apple warns that the iPad has an anti-fingerprint oil-resistant coating. Cleaning products and abrasive materials will damage the coating and may scratch the iPad.
6. To ensure that Touch ID works properly, use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe the Home button.
These methods can also be used to clean iPhone.
Remember: Although the iPad and mobile phone are dirty, this is not the most likely way to be infected with the new coronavirus. Hands are the main carrier of virus transmission, so it is more important to wash hands frequently! Use soap and warm water to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.