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Old Nov 13, 2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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iPhone screen cleaning

As usual with touch screens there are noticable grease marks that build up on the screen,

How is everyone cleaning their screen?

I'm just using shirt/pants to wipe most of it off
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 01:55 AM   #2
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There's always the cloth that came with it....

I use a plasma screen cloth, or failing, something like a napkin and a bit of breath on the screen to wipe it down with. I find shirts/ jeans don't clean it at all.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 02:25 AM   #3
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I'm using Monster iClean and a microfiber cloth. been using it to clean my PB and MBP screens and it works a charm at removing friends grubby finger prints from my precious!!
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 02:35 AM   #4
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Day to day I have just been using the little cloth that comes with the phone, but when it gets really grubby I use a quick blast of Autoglym fast glass that I have for my car and a microfibre cloth.

I should imagine any none abrassive glass cleaner will do the job though.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 03:53 AM   #5
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Well, I put a invisibleSHIELD screen protector on the front to protect the screen from scratches but also from fingerprints.

It's much easier to clean the screen protector with my iKlear cleaning kit - I think everyone should get a screen protector to be honest, just keeps things looking good!
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 08:40 AM   #6
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All you should need is a lint-free cloth (even better, a microfibre cloth) and water. Slightly dampen a corner of the cloth and give the screen a quick wipe - this will losen any grease or stubborn marks; then give it a good wipe with the dry part of the cloth.

I wouldn't recommend using any kind of cleaning agent (water does the job just fine) and using a non-lint-free cloth risks scratching your screen.

The E-Cloth system is also excellent for cleaning the screen.

http://www.e-cloth.com/
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 09:09 AM   #7
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I wipe it on my sleeve when I don't have a microfiber cloth on me. Works fine, just takes a little more wiping.

I can't believe I just took the effort to post this.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 03:46 PM   #8
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I have my ol' yeller give it a good licking.

Microfiber works quite well, or a piece of suede does wonders, even without any cleaning agent.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 04:36 PM   #9
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My sleeve or some toilet roll, I've noticed that the cloth that comes with the iPhone just redistributes the grease around the screen. some breath and toilet roll are the best though.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 05:49 PM   #10
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This isn't fair, i didn't get a cloth with my iPhone...What's up with that?

I just use any kind of cloth I can find at the time to clean it. But when I really just need to put a good shine on it, I wish I had that cloth!

EDIT: Haha, scratch that. I didn't see the cloth packed up in the thing. I feel so stupid now...
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 06:23 PM   #11
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You probably got a cloth, but didn't notice it maybe?

I just use my shirt / arm / elbow / sleeve.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 07:45 PM   #12
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Scotch tape works on the screen sometimes too. Like if your trying to clean little peices debris off of a screen protector.
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Old Nov 13, 2007, 08:36 PM   #13
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The cloth that the iPhone comes with is useless. It just smears the grease around. Microfiber towels work great - you can buy them at auto parts stores (people use them to detail cars because they're very gentle on the paint).
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Old Nov 14, 2007, 11:08 AM   #14
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My iPhone case came with a little cloth that works way better at cleaning the screen than the one that came with the phone does.
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Old Nov 14, 2007, 02:39 PM   #15
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nokia 8800 luna cloth is amazing for cleaning an iphoene screen, its leather/moleskin kinda stuff i think, calf proabably, its phonomenal,
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Old Nov 14, 2007, 03:40 PM   #16
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I just use water and the a microfiber cloth does the trick for me but I only have to do that about once a week. I don't let no one touch my baby , so it tends to stay in good shape!
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Old Nov 14, 2007, 03:45 PM   #17
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My iPhone case came with a little cloth that works way better at cleaning the screen than the one that came with the phone does.
which case do you have?.... not that i need anymore cases but i was just curious!
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Old May 8, 2008, 04:01 AM   #18
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Lick My Phone

I found a really interesting little webapp the other day called Lick My Phone (http://www.lickmyphone.com). Funny little app that will clean you screen for you. Click Here
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Old May 8, 2008, 12:09 PM   #19
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I use the damp towel after I get out of the shower to wipe it off. Works wonders; looks new every time.
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Old May 8, 2008, 01:23 PM   #20
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As usual with touch screens there are noticable grease marks that build up on the screen,

How is everyone cleaning their screen?

I'm just using shirt/pants to wipe most of it off
iKlear Apple Polish. This stuff works well on all kinds of screens plus the surfaces of computers. I bought this stuff at the Apple Store after a Genius used it to completely clean my MacBook Pro. They have a $20 pack at the store that includes a bottle, some microfiber cloths, and some portable wipes.
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Old May 8, 2008, 02:04 PM   #21
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iKlear Apple Polish. This stuff works well on all kinds of screens plus the surfaces of computers. I bought this stuff at the Apple Store after a Genius used it to completely clean my MacBook Pro. They have a $20 pack at the store that includes a bottle, some microfiber cloths, and some portable wipes.
I use iKlear also. I use it for my iPhone, Powerbook, Cinema Display and Plasma TV. GREAT product. Now if I could just keep my cat from climbing all over them
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I have a screen protector on it, and use the cloth that came with it to buff out the smudge prints, or use my ed hardy cloth
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Old May 9, 2008, 05:56 PM   #23
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I just rub with the undershirt I wear, occasionally put a dab of siliva and wipe away, works great. I hate then the screen is smudgey
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Old May 9, 2008, 06:17 PM   #24
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I squirt a little acetone (neat) on a Kimwipe and polish it up. It works great, but don't do it if you have a plastic case, acetone can degrade the plastic.
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Old May 10, 2008, 03:12 AM   #25
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I squirt a little acetone (neat) on a Kimwipe and polish it up. It works great, but don't do it if you have a plastic case, acetone can degrade the plastic.
You are aware that someone might actually follow your tip and use acetone to polish their iPhone which would damage the screen 100%. Are you doing this on purpose?

Anyway, I found that it's not a problem cleaning the screen, but to keep it clean for as long as you can. For example if you wash your hands and blow dry them nicely, you will notice that no matter how much you touch the screen, there will be no finger marks at all. After 10 minutes or so, your hand has produced enough sweat (not noticeable) which will leave marks on the screen. The best solution is to wipe your finger against your jeans or trousers just before touching the screen. Also, don't let anyone touch your iPhone, You never know where their hands have been
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