Can I use lens cleaner on iPhone?

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  1. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    I have Ultra Clarity Lens Cleaner and it says it works with cell phones, but it doesn't have a full list of ingredients, just says it contains isopropanol. Is this ok to use with my iPhone if I don't get it in any of the ports?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I think the only ingredient you need to avoid is ammonia. It breaks down the coating on the screen.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I use eyeglass cleaner all the time and wipe down woth a microfiber eyeglass cloth. Even on the back of the device (both my iPad and iPhone).

    Just be sure not to spray it into any holes.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Alcohol based cleaners are fine it's solvent based cleaners that will stain the aluminium and damage the screens coating.
     
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Just use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe down. I keep one next to the charger and do it just before putting it on charge in the morning. No chemicals are required. Less is better!
     
  6. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    For someone like you who worries about their phone so much, a microfiber cloth and plain water can never go wrong.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    A dry microfiber cloth is what I use.

    But doesn't really work well when your kids just finished eating crepes or popcorn or chocolate and left their smudged fingerprints all over your iPad. At that point a dry microfiber cloth is doing nothing but smearing stuff all over everything.

    Why I use lens cleaner at that point.
     
  8. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've been using a damp microfiber cloth already. I was just curious about using the lens cleaner since it said I could on cell phones.
     
  9. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    I've been using lens cleaner for years to clean my display. You won't have any issues.
     
  10. rugmankc Contributor

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    I use Zeiss Lens Wipes. My TShirts, dry hand towels etc. Nothing has hurt the screen.
     
  11. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    Hi ,

    I like this thread and would appreciate any suggestions/recommendations for glass cleaners for the iPhone. Thanks!
     
  12. Field3 macrumors newbie

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    pretty sure i read in apple's bit about care, alcohol is a no no, as is ammonia. having said that i have used sprayway glass cleaner (alcohol base) on crts' for 20 years and on matte flat panel displays for the last 10, weekly. Same for istuff. I just don't spay the device, i dampen a costco microfiber towel and wipe. once is usually enough. Because it evaporates quickly i don't worry to much about using extra on the buttons if they get gooey.
     
  13. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    If I had a nic
    There have been hundreds of "how do I clean my screen" threads, just look at the bottom of this page.
     
  14. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    yup Zeiss Lens Wipes works, alternatively get the Media Devil Magicpotion cleaner for devices from Amazon; its literally magic
     
  15. tworth23 macrumors regular

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    Just use a wet one. Antibacterial wipes. I've been using for years on front and back of my iPhone's. Just wipe on and buff dry with t-shirt
     
  16. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do that on my iPad but only because it is larger and less likely to accidentally get it in the ports.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I second just water and microfiber. Sometimes a dry wipe doesn't cut it, particularly when you have kids. I can't think of any situation water and a cloth wasn't sufficient though.
     
  18. nnoble macrumors regular

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    I tend to treat my 'phone as a 'thing'. I simply breath on it and wipe it on my shirt.
     

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