iPhone 6(S)(+) Are Clorox Wipes Safe for Cleaning the iPhone 6? How do you clean?

Starfyre

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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?
 

Sparkeze

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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?
Spray a little water/dish detergent mixture onto a microfiber cloth and wipe. Then ban friend with oily hands from touching.
 

Ntombi

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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).
 

jlake02

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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).
Same here. Shirt 99% of the time.



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Starrbuck

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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.
 

BeeGood

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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?
I don't use cleaners. Drop of water and a microfiber cloth will clean everything.
 

erzhik

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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.
 

Fanboi4life

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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.
 

Nikhil72

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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.
 
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eelw

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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.
 

JohnnyAppleTV

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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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