You have done countless hours of research on which device to buy, and then you spend countless hours researching the best cover/carrier for your device. Once you have your device you realize how quickly it can get dirty! If you are letting your little ones use it…in a blink of an eye your iPad looks gross!
When using the device in therapy or in the classroom, we highly recommend a standard disinfectant/cleansing routine with your students. If you don’t already have a routine in place, you should really consider starting one. It is considered standard practice to wipe down surfaces in between therapy groups and having the children use antibacterial gel before and after leaving therapy.
We believe that the iPad should also be wiped down between groups as well.
How to keep your iPad/Ipod Touch/Iphone clean?
1st and foremost always read the user guides. This is a quick link to Apple’s user guide.
*do turn off your device first
*do use a microfiber cloth or cotton or lint free cloth
*do use a slightly damp cloth to wipe down
*do not use window cleaners, alcohol, ammonia, aerosols
*do not use abrasive cloths, paper towels, and towels
*do not get liquid near the edges
*do not press on the class to get a smudge out
*do not use Mr. Clean’s Magic Clean Eraser
*do not use baby wipes
Recommendations if you need to disinfect your iPad/iPod Touch-
1-Cover it! And then you can follow your disinfectant routine or alcohol wipe down.
2-No Cover! Use anti-static/alcohol free electronic cleaning wipes (Nice’n Clean- Walmart)
3-Extreme Sanitation Needed! Short Wavelength Germicidal UV light- 2 minutes each side (please note- I could not find anyone that has actually tried it…Amazon has these machines and they run $250 and up.)
Cool covers and sleeves-