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 of iPhone Life magazine and is a journalist specializing in producing multimedia content. Aside from managing the editorial team at iPhone Life, Donna co-hosts the iPhone Life Podcast, teaches online iPhone educational courses, and enjoys reporting on live Apple events. Donna began her career as a newspaper reporter before joining the iPhone Life team, where she pairs her penchant for storytelling with her love of Apple products. 

Donna holds a master's degree from the University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication and earned her undergraduate degree in Media & Communications from Maharishi International University. Her writing has appeared in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Little Village Magazine, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, the Fairfield Ledger, and the Iowa Source, and she was a researcher for American journalist Claire Hoffman's memoir, Greetings from Utopia Park. She is also the host and executive producer of a feminist podcast, Thread the Needle (