Cleaning iPad Screen

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by coy886, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. coy886 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any good suggestions for cleaning your ipad's screen? I've read that different cleaners and cloths can cause damage and scratches. Right now my screen is pretty grimy, but I'm afraid to ruin the screen. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I use a soft microfiber cloth and a few drops of water. I get one corner of the cloth slightly damp with water and use it to wipe down the screen...then I wipe it down again with the dry part of the cloth.

    Just use a soft cloth and little to no water (I do find it works fine with just a dry cloth, it just takes a little bit longer) and you should be fine.
     
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  6. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

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    Microfiber cloth or towel

    Water
    Windex (Like a drop)
    Glasses Lens Cleaner (One squirt)

    Only use microfiber stuff on iScreens, though.
     
  7. PopCulture macrumors member

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    Micro fiber minus the water. Too afraid of it. Lol.
     
  8. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    I just use a microfiber cloth for a few fingerprints, eyeglass cleaner if it's really bad.

    Sidenote: remember to wash your cleaning cloth once a week.
     
  9. class77 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you wash a microfiber towel??
     
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  12. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    A big object called a sink or washing machine
     
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  14. lynnequintana macrumors newbie

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    I use microfiber cloth & iKlear. I've tried iKlear Travel Singles, they're good & safe.
     
  15. warburg macrumors 6502

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    The reservation I have about using iKlear is that the ipad screen has an oleophobic coating, as does the iphone. In any event, this wears off in time, but wouldn't a solution like iKlear hasten the process?
     
  16. John Benitez macrumors member

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    • Unplug all cables and disconnect the iPad from any accessories or docks
    • Turn off the iPad by holding the Sleep/Wake button and sliding the onscreen slider off
    • Use a soft, slightly moist cloth but be sure to not allow moisture in any openings in the iPad
    • Do not use window cleaners.
    • Wipe the iPad in a circular motion and be sure that no sand, dirt or dust is on the cloth used to wipe the screen
     

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