Cleaning our Apple devices has long become even more important. In this situation, the use of certain disinfectants or cleaning products is common, although not all of them can be used. Apple specifically ruled on products containing hydrogen peroxide, which we should never use on our devices.

Wipes with 75% alcohol solution, nothing more

Cleaning an electronic product is something that should always be taken with care. Some disinfection or cleaning products contain chemicals that are incompatible with the materials of the devices. In the case of iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch, AirPods and others, Apple has confirmed, via a support document (via MacRumors), that we should not use products that contain hydrogen peroxide, also known as name of hydrogen peroxide.

To clean and disinfect Apple products, the company suggests using wipes with a 75% alcohol solution, like the ones you can find at Mercadona, for example. These lint free wipes that we will never use on fabrics or leather covered surfaces.

Can I use disinfectant to clean my Apple product? You can gently wipe wipes moistened with 70% isopropyl alcohol, 75% ethyl alcohol, or Clorox brand disinfectant wipes on the hard, non-porous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the screen, keyboard and other external surfaces. Do not use products containing bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Avoid allowing moisture to pass through any openings and do not immerse your Apple product in cleaning agent. Do not use disinfectants on fabric or leather surfaces.

The support document reminds us that liquid damage is not covered by the standard warranty, so we should never immerse an Apple product in cleaning fluids. Liquids which, on the other hand, can damage the joints between parts and weaken them.

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