Besides washing your hands, not touching your face, and wiping down surfaces around your house, OTS recommends taking some time to clean your personal devices. We carry our devices everywhere and use them every day. In fact, cell phones and keyboards are on just about every list of dirtiest items you touch every day! That is why we want to share the following generic tips with you but, always follow the manufacturer recommendations for specific cleaning requirements.

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General Cleaning Tips

* Turn off the device.
* Unplug all external power sources and cables.
* Use a lint-free cloth, such as a screen wipe or a cloth made from microfiber.
* Do not directly spray devices to ensure moisture does not get into any openings.
* Avoid excessive wiping and submerging item in cleanser to avoid damage.
* Most manufactures state that a 70% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol spray or wipe or warm, soapy water can be used on a clean, soft cloth to wipe-down your devices. Avoid aerosol sprays, bleaches, and harsh chemicals.

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