Anti-Bacterial on iPad

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  1. berthenderson macrumors member

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    Okay, so am not going to directly spray my iPad with anti-bacterial, but I just want to clarify something. I know Apple says you have to be careful what you use to clean their equipment, but I was wondering if it would be okay for me to wipe down my work surface with anti-bac, leave it to dry and then put my equipment back on the desk?

    It probably sounds stupid, but am just being cautious.
     
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    As long as the surface has dried, you should be good to go.
     
  3. ndrosubiyanto macrumors member

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    Why would you do that? I mean, as soon your finger move from your iPad screen (let's say for a cup of coffee), your hand will expose to germs?
     
  4. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't used an anti-bacterial (like Lysol or something), but I have used an alcohol prep pad and wiped it down before with no ill effects. Might want to try that it might be less damaging.
     
  5. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    I've heard (from random, not authoritative sources) that alcohol can eat away at the screen, but I doubt that and use it anyway. You can write on it with Sharpie and wipe it right off with alcohol.

    How about you just avoid the anti-bacterial and build up some immunity? I'd only wipe it just to clean grease and stuff off of it. ;)
     
  6. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    My only concern is that it could destroy the coating that helps its fingerprint resistance.
     
  7. class77 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple says very clearly that alcohol will damage the iPad. From the Apple website:
     
  8. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    I would be more concerned about your own health from using antibacterial products everywhere, than the iPad’s.
     
  9. gngan macrumors 68000

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    If you use a screen protector then you wont 'destroy' the coating and you can have a 'clean' ipad.
     
  10. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I just put it on my hands. If I've spread Peanut butter on my iPad which I've done, I wipe with a microfiber cloth, then follow with iClear spray, and then wipe again.

    I eat a lot of salty foods (cashews, walnuts, etc) and would get on my iPad or Mac. Before I touch anything I will either wash my hands or use Purrell.
     
  11. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    This. I use rubbing alcohol and a soft microfiber cloth. You don't need much alcohol, either; just enough to lightly cover the screen. This will kill virtually all of the germs and bacteria on the iPad.
     
  12. augustya macrumors 68000

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    It surely does !! And it makes me think dont u have any better things to do ?
     
  13. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    ^^^ This
     

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