iPad mini Clean iPad mini?

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    Gmerdude

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    Best way to clean without getting scratches over time ?
     
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    Using a cleaning liquid with NO alcohol in it and a Micro fiber cleaning cloth.
     
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    Any suggestion on the best liquid ?
     
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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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    Rub it against your shirt - cleans it wonderfully from my experience :)
     
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    Iklear
     
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    just use a micro fiber cloth
     
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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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    I usually just use tap water and a paper towel.
     
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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?
     
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    my guess is it might remove the oleophobic coating
     
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    Well, that's not good...
     
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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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    Paper towels can be abrasive. Apple recommends:

     
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    Not abrasive enough to do any damage.

    Fine. Just wipe it down with a tshirt.
     
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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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    An old t-shirt and water. Both are free, and they work great.
     
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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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    For stubborn stains always use Brillo!

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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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    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... :D
     
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    I tried the Brillo. Trashed my screen. Ugh!!!!
     
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    I heard over time it does something to the screen


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