Bad Smudging - Fingerprints screen

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  1. MacKid1983 macrumors 6502

    MacKid1983

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    Anyone experience really bad smudging on your iPhone 7 display screen?

    I've only had it a month and the fingerprints are ridiculous. I wipe with soft cloth and a little while late totally covered, and my hands are pretty clean. It doesn't seem to resist smudges as if it were new.

    Any chance of bringing it to apple and complaining?
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Have you ever cleaned it with any product outside of a dry cloth? You may have removed the oleophobic coating. And no Apple will not do anything for this.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    Would love to be there when you tell Apple your phone "smudges".

    Clean the screen once a day and try not to use it while you are eating fried chicken.
     
  4. Adamj53 macrumors member

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    Mine gets really smudged also, but so does my iPad. Not a fault just the joys of touchscreen.
     
  5. foxconn Suspended

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    The problem is the oils in our skin, not the screen
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'd recommend a good glass screen protector. I have one on my 6 plus from Spigen and it seems to keep the smudges down to minimum.
     
  7. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    The oleophobic coating will reduce the amount of natural skin oil that gets deposited on the display, and make it easier to wipe it off, but it won't prevent smudges.
     
  8. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    You're touching it wrong. Jk. I personally don't have that problem. I have that problem when I install screen protectors. I also experienced that before with third party screen replacements.
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 601

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    If there's less natural oil deposited on the screen won't that lead to less smudges? I know when my coating goes away on older iDevices that the smudges are much more present.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Perhaps once Day we will have a screen resistant or impervious to fingerprints and other smudges.
     

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