The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends washing your hands to contain the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the iPhone (iOS) can help with this task. The reminder application, which is native to Apple mobile phones, allows you to configure alerts that appear on the screen hourly to remind the user of hand hygiene. This is the guidance of infectologists to curb the progress of Covid-19 respiratory syndrome.
It is worth remembering that it is also to sanitize the smartphone and some precautions must be taken to avoid the loss of warranty. In the case of the iPhone, Apple’s guidance is to use 70% isopropyl alcohol. However, care must be taken that the liquid does not come into contact with terminals and connectors, in addition to any holes in the device structure. In addition, cleaning should be done with a soft cloth and without applying force.
In the following tutorial, check out how to create a reminder to wash your hands on iPhone (iOS). The procedure was performed on an iPhone XR with iOS 13, but the tips also apply to other models of the phone.
Step 1. Open the Reminders app and press “New Reminder” at the bottom of the screen. Then enter a desired name and tap on the “i” icon on the right.
Step 2. Activate the options “Remember me on a date” and “Remember me on a time”. Now, tap “Repeat” and set the time interval to “Every hour”.
Step 3. Finally, press “OK” to save the reminder settings. You will receive an hourly notification to wash your hands. If necessary, set the Do Not Disturb mode to avoid early-night alerts.