Personal hygiene has come into focus in recent times amidst the global outbreak of a deadly infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. While COVID-19 is spread mainly through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, it can also be spread by touching a contaminated surface, such as the display on your Apple Watch. Coronavirus or not, it’s still always a good idea to give it a good clean once in a while to keep it looking as good as new, here’s how.
Step 1: Turn Off Your Apple Watch
The first step is the easiest. Simply disconnect your Apple Watch from its charge and turn it off. To do that:
- Press and hold the side button until the Power Off button appears.
- Then, slide the “Power Off” button to the right and wait a second or two.
Step 2: Remove The Watch Straps
While you could theoretically clean your Apple Watch with the strap attached to it (as long as it’s not made of leather), we recommend you remove it anyway because there will almost certainly be dirt and grime trapped where it attaches to the smartwatch.
- Press the band release button and don’t release it.
- Slide the band across in either direction to remove it.
- Repeat the process for the second strap.
You can now clean your Apple Watch straps with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. Silicone and stainless-steel bands can be cleaned using water, but leather straps can’t because they are not water-resistant.
Step 3: Clean Your Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch is now ready for cleaning. You should always use a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth and avoid hard scrubbing.
Gently wiping the surface of the watch using fresh water or a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe is okay, but avoid using bleach, abrasive soaps, and other aggressive cleaning products.
Once your Apple Watch is clean, you should pat it with a dry cloth so that it’s completely dry before you reconnect your watch straps. With that, your watch should be squeaky clean and as good as new.
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How To Make Your Twitter Account And Tweets Private
How to make your entire Twitter account private to the public and choose which of your followers can view your tweets.
Although influencers, celebrities, and businesses use their Twitter profiles to promote products, services, or even themselves, the popular social media platform is still built around a base of everyday users sharing the news and opinions they care about most.
If you’ve built a Twitter account with a follower list of close friends and family, you may be happy simply interacting with people you know, and uncomfortable with the idea of strangers being able to see your Tweets. In that case, you’re in luck, because it’s relatively simple to make your Twitter account completely private so that only your list of followers will be able to see what you’ve posted and who you’ve interacted with.
In addition to making your account private to non-followers, you’ll gain an extra layer of security, as you’ll also be able to manually approve which followers can see your posts. Here’s how to change the settings to make your Twitter account private:
- Go to the Twitter website.
- In the left tab, click More, then Settings and Privacy in the pop-up menu.
- Click the Privacy and Safety tab, followed by Audience and Tagging.
- Check the box next to Protect your Tweets.
- Click Protect to confirm your selection.
In the Privacy and Safety tab, you can find additional settings such as Discoverability, as well as manage who can send you direct messages, and more.
- Open the Twitter app.
- Tap the Settings menu in the top-right corner (gearwheel icon).
- Tap the back arrow to see the full settings menu.
- Tap Privacy and Safety and next, Audience and Tagging.
- Tap the slider to the right of Protect your Tweets, which will turn green.
- Finally, tap Done.
It’s worth pointing out that you may have to toggle a different tab in order to view the settings icon in the top right of the screen.
Also Read: How To Lock Your Facebook Profile
How To Approve New Twitter Followers
- On the left menu tab, click More, then click Follower Requests in the pop-up menu.
- Click Accept or Decline for each request.
- Tap your profile photo in the top-right corner, then tap Follower Requests.
- Tap the green tick or red cross for each request.
So there you have it, your Twitter profile is now private and only the followers that you choose can see your posting activity.