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Apple used to advice using only water for cleaning since some substances can damage the device…

Apple has actually changed the cleaning instruction section of its website to clarify that you CAN actually use disinfectant wipes on their products without destroying them. (I’ve been doing it for years and my devices have been fine.- Jessie)

The brand says, “Using a 70% 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.”

They caution against using bleach, and say not to get any moisture in any opening of your iPhone or other products. Previously, Apple only advised using water for cleaning since some substances can damage the coating applied to keep the touchscreens free of fingerprints. Please wash your hands after disinfecting your device.