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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:48 AM   #1
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Clean iPad mini?

Best way to clean without getting scratches over time ?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:53 AM   #2
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Using a cleaning liquid with NO alcohol in it and a Micro fiber cleaning cloth.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:54 AM   #3
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Using a cleaning liquid with NO alcohol in it and a Micro fiber cleaning cloth.
Any suggestion on the best liquid ?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:30 AM   #4
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I use a dry cloth on the glass and a slightly damp (with water) one on the back.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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Rub it against your shirt - cleans it wonderfully from my experience
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:12 AM   #6
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:23 AM   #7
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just use a micro fiber cloth
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:38 AM   #8
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I use the smart cover. It's got a microfiber surface, and it's always with me. I make sure there's no debris or anything on the smart cover, pop it off the ipad, form a triangle, then breathe on the screen (to get just a little moisture to get of tiny spots that stick), and then rub with the smart cover (forming a triangle makes one smooth surface and allows for gripping). Cleans it smoothly without streaks or scratches. Then just pop the cover back on.

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:44 AM   #9
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I usually just use tap water and a paper towel.
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Using a cleaning liquid with NO alcohol in it and a Micro fiber cleaning cloth.
What's wrong with alcohol? I use a little rubbing alcohol every now-and-then to kill any germs...am I messing up the screen?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:31 AM   #11
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What's wrong with alcohol? I use a little rubbing alcohol every now-and-then to kill any germs...am I messing up the screen?
my guess is it might remove the oleophobic coating
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:47 AM   #12
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my guess is it might remove the oleophobic coating
Well, that's not good...
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:49 AM   #13
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Apple has published cleaning instructions:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3226#ipads
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:51 AM   #14
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1. Wipe with damp paper towel.

2. Dry with dry papaer towel.

3. Spend cleaning solution money on beer.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:01 AM   #15
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1. Wipe with damp paper towel.

2. Dry with dry papaer towel.

3. Spend cleaning solution money on beer.
Paper towels can be abrasive. Apple recommends:

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Avoid getting moisture in openings. Donít use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad. iPad has an oleophobic coating on the screen; simply wipe iPadís screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch your screen.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:54 AM   #16
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Paper towels can be abrasive. Apple recommends:
Not abrasive enough to do any damage.

Fine. Just wipe it down with a tshirt.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 12:26 PM   #17
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A light spray of either foam or liquid glass cleaner onto a soft microfiber rag and rubbing carefully should clean it up real nicely. I'm an auto detailer and this is what I do with a lot of my stuff.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 12:49 PM   #18
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An old t-shirt and water. Both are free, and they work great.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:34 PM   #19
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Apple salesman recommended IPad cleaning kit at £12.95 expensive but works pretty good

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Sorry that was £ 12.95
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:10 PM   #20
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For stubborn stains always use Brillo!

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:27 PM   #21
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Skip the cleaning solution. Avoid liquids as much as possible, a good microfiber cleaning cloth will do the job just fine.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:50 PM   #22
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I just use a little moisture from my breath and a microfiber cloth to polish it off. I try my best to brush my teeth first because the iPad deserves it...
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:24 PM   #23
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I tried the Brillo. Trashed my screen. Ugh!!!!
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:48 PM   #24
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Clens

http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA...aning-kit-3-oz
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:24 PM   #25
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What's wrong with alcohol? I use a little rubbing alcohol every now-and-then to kill any germs...am I messing up the screen?
I heard over time it does something to the screen


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