Social Distancing, iPhone Sanitization & Apps for Staying Connected

For the 132nd episode, Donna and David share their best tips and tricks for staying safe and connected while practicing social distancing. This episode is a rebroadcast of a free workshop Donna and David led from their homes focused on how to use your iPhone during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics include iPhone sanitization tips, how to use telehealth services to manage symptoms from home, and apps for working remotely and communicating with friends.

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Question of the week:

What apps are helping you through this time of social distancing? Email with your thoughts!

Apps & articles referred to in this episode:

Sanitizing your phone and seeking help for symptoms:

Staying connected with friends & family:

For home workouts:
Tips: Apps like Down Dog Yoga are offering free subscriptions during the coronavirus outbreak.

For home deliveries:
Tips: Ask home delivery apps to leave food at door to avoid human contact. Wash hands after unpacking food. Rinse vegetables and fruit from grocery store.

Working remotely:
Tips: At iPhone Life, our preffered video platform while working from home is Zoom. We've found it to be the most stable. For office communication, we use (and love) Slack.

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Author Details

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Author Details

Donna Schill

Donna Schill is the Editor in Chief at iPhone Life, where she oversees all multimedia content production for iPhone Life Insider, the premium educational platform for Apple enthusiasts and lifelong learners. After earning her master's degree from the University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Donna joined iPhone Life in 2012, where she has produced dozens of magazine issues, co-hosted hundreds of podcast episodes, and taught over 20 live online courses. When not glued to her iPhone 15 Pro Max, Donna can be found traveling, writing and podcasting (, or hiking the Iowa prairie where she lives with her partner and their German shepherd, Fox.