how to clean the apple brand ipad case?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Theraker007, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Whats the best way to clean this thing.. I already regret paying the $40 for it, i shoulda bought third party but I wanted it protected right away.

    Anyway, the thing is getting dusty and dirty as hell and I almost wanna run it under the sink and air dry it but that doesnt seem like a great idea. Any suggestions?
  2. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    use a damp clean micro fiber cloth and just wipe it. then use another dry clean micro fiber cloth to wipe it dry. works like a charm.:)
  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010

    Hey all;
    Not sure why this is such a big deal, I subscribe to the Keep It Simple Stupid method. I take a plain scotchbrite sponge (green and abrasive on one side, yellow and spongy on the other side), put about 3 drops of liquid dish soap and run the sponge under warm water. Scrub the case inside and out with the yellow side of the sponge, pass a clean cloth over the entire surface, and let it air dry.
    Good as new! No need to get complicated...
    Hope this helps
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2003
    Bin it and buy a Yoobao or Portenzo. Life's too short.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jan 6, 2005
    Yup, just a damp lint-free cloth will make it look new again. Honestly, I bought the Apple case as a stop-gap when I first picked up the iPad, but honestly, it's a lot better than 99% of the 3rd party cases I've seen. It's super slim, even with the cover folded back, yet still allows you to stand the iPad in a couple of orientations. It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good.
  7. macrumors demi-god

    Oct 6, 2009
    I refuse to clean my Apple iPad case. It's dirty and scratched like a well-worn leather motorcycle jacket. It looks like the road warrior that it is.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    Does the case scratch easy? I had a look at it at the apple store and it looks like it's made from some material that shows scratches easily. I do like how thin it is tho and I'm looking for a case for mine.
  9. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  10. macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
  11. macrumors 68030

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    Same here. I have yet to find a case better than the Apple iPad case. Most 3rd party cases look very nice, but are bulky and have an odd way to hold the iPad with elastics that makes it look cheap.
    And the skins don't protect the display, which is what I care most. I don't use a screen protector, so the Apple case protects it all the time.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2010
  13. macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    Depending what you want protection from the apple case would be the worst imo.

    If I drop mine in my Snugg case it has a chance of being fine as of the 'leather', in the apple case... well.. not a chance
  14. macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    Hear hear I say! Providing mine doesn't get anything gross attached to it I'm more than happy for it to look 'well used'. :)
  15. macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2006
    I bought mine the day the 3G models were released and have had it on since then. It isn't scratched at all and I have cleaned it 3 or 4 times with a damp cloth as others pointed out. Still looks good.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2010
    east coast
    I have seen a few people mention Armor All...thy say it cleans it and prevents new stuff from sticking to it.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2003
    It absolutely does. It's a great tip, and one which has totally transformed the Apple case for me.
  18. macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    Just had a look, Armor All make a range of different products.

    Which one are they using?
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2003
    The original Armorall Protectant is what I used. Works great.

    Apply liberally with a lint-free cloth, allow to penetrate for a while, buff off excess and allow to dry.

    It's amazing the difference this makes.
  20. macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    1: Remove your iPad
    2: Get a lighter
    3: Liberally apply fire to the Apple Case
    4: ???
    5: Buy a new, better case.
    6: Profit!

    Seriously. It's 40 dollars to burn something you hate. Do it!
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2003
    I felt exactly the same way (see above) until I discovered the Armorall trick.

    The fact is that functional design of the Apple case is still the best, and I've tried a few. The only thing about it that p¡ssed me off was the thing looking scruffy permanently. While the application of Armorall doesn't eliminate this completely, it does makes it tolerable.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2009
    My Apple case is looking very ratty even after various cleaning methods (Baby wipes, Warm water, etc).

    I just put in an order for an Incase Magazine case which looks to be just as functional and pretty much as thin as the Apple case.

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