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4 things you should do to sanitize your AR devices – and 4 things you should avoid doing

Living in the new work reality created by COVID-19 has reminded us of many things – not the least of which is that you want every part of your work environment to be as safe as it possibly can be. When working with AR devices (including smart glasses, smartphones and tablets), that means being aware of what you should – and shouldn’t – do to keep them safe, clean and sanitary. Here’s our quick guide to doing just that:

DO use a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe to gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your device. Before cleaning, remove any cases, covers or other peripherals from the device – and clean those separately from your device.


DON’T clean your device using cleaning products with harsh chemicals such as chlorine and bleach.

DO unplug and power down your device while cleaning.


DON’T apply direct liquid cleaning solutions to your device, as they could cause damage.

DO wash your hands regularly before and after each use of your device – and wipe down the device itself with a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe. This is especially important if the device is shared with other users.


DON’T submerge your device in any cleaning agents.

DO use a soft, lint free, microfiber cloth (like the kind that you would use to clean the lens of a camera) while cleaning – and use it to gently wipe the exterior surface of your device.


DON’T clean your device with compressed air.

That’s it! The one other thing you may want to do is post this guidance prominently where you may be using these devices. To make that easier, we’ve designed a simple, printable PDF poster that you can request here.

Atheer is not able to determine the effectiveness of any given disinfectant product in fighting pathogens such as COVID-19. Please refer to your local public health authority’s guidance about how to stay safe from potential infection.

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