Are Clorox Wipes Safe for Cleaning the iPhone 6? How do you clean?

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  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    How do you guys clean your phone? Say if your friend with oily hands eats a snack then touches your phone and hits that touchid button or screen. What is the best way to clean it without damaging anything or being too harsh on it or taking off the oleophobic coating?
     
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  3. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Eventually everyone will learn to ignore TC and his/her subtle yet annoying troll tendencies.
     
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    Spray a little water/dish detergent mixture onto a microfiber cloth and wipe. Then ban friend with oily hands from touching.
     
  6. mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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    microfiber, don't wipe off that nice oleophobic coating
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    My shirt. Usually the left sleeve. If it's really bad, I'll use a napkin, but most of my friends know not to handle my phone with gross hands (kids are excluded from my rules).
     
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    Same here. Shirt 99% of the time.



    :apple:
     
  9. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I just use my underwear after there's a few dribbles of afterpee making it nice n damp. A quick wipe and good as new!
     
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    OMG I needed a laugh really bad. Thank you for this.
     
  12. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    What? Pledge and light grit sandpaper is much better.
     
  13. DigitalPharmcst macrumors member

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    Liquid Plumber and sand paper. Gets the fingerprints off every time.
     
  14. Starrbuck macrumors regular

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    All I ever use is a microfiber cloth and nothing else. You don't want to use anything that's ammonia or alcohol based.
     
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    This, I just use a microfiber cloth and that is all.
     
  16. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I don't use cleaners. Drop of water and a microfiber cloth will clean everything.
     
  17. JeepGC macrumors regular

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    Using a microfiber cloth is definitely your best bet.
     
  18. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I clean my friends instead of my phone. That way when they touch my phone, it doesn't leave greasy fingerprints.
     
  19. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    I normally just rub diamonds all over the screen. Works very well.
     
  20. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    Don't fall into that "specialized" sprays BS. Use a microfiber cloth or eyeglasses cloth. It's not a car, you don't need specialized sprays and wax.
     
  21. Fanboi4life macrumors regular

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    You guys do know that water and microfiber doesnt dissenfect the phone. And phones have a tendency of having more bacteria than your toilet seat...

    I used those lysol wipes with all my iphones with no ill effects Obviously, just make sure you completely dry off the phone with the mircofiber.
     
  22. NJHitmen macrumors member

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    I simply toss mine in the dishwasher.

    Top rack, of course.
     
  23. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    I work in a hospital. Alcohol swabs to the front and back every other day followed ba microfiber cloth. No problems on my 5S or generations prior.
     
  24. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    That would be a good test. Use some type of anti bacterial wipe on half the screen. See how long it takes to wear away the olephobic film. But once it has worn away, yeah no issues at all to use standard glass cleaners.
     
  25. JohnnyAppleTV, Oct 1, 2014
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    JohnnyAppleTV macrumors newbie

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    Two Words: Phone Soap

    Phone Soap! Google It! Pure awesome sauce... though not quite as cheap as chlorox wipes. Definitely safer for electronics though.
     

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