Can I use lens cleaner on iPhone?

Aditya_S

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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?
 

Gav2k

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

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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?
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!
 

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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.
 
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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!
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.
 

Aditya_S

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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.
 

hallidc

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

beeinformed

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Hi ,

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

Field3

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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.
 

tworth23

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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?
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
 

Aditya_S

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

lordofthereef

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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.
 

nnoble

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