Did You Know Your Phone Can Carry the Coronavirus for Up to 9 Days? Yep, that’s right your phone could be carrying the coronavirus. According to a German study, the coronavirus can live on surfaces like metal, glass, or plastic for up to nine days. And of course, our phones are made of metal, glass, and plastic and are constantly in our hands and close to our faces. So it’s not only a smart idea to wash your hands frequently, but it’s also important to disinfect your phone, especially if you’re like most and you always have your phone in your hand. A typical disinfectant is a solution that contains 0.1% sodium hypochlorite or 62 to 71% ethanol. Basically, an alcohol pad will work. Does the coronavirus have you living in fear?