Cleaning iPhone screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphonefreak450, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. iphonefreak450 macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2014
    I constantly have these fingerprint and smudges on my screen since it is so humid and I despite cleaning it with a microfiber cloth, I still get this film all over my screen...

    Is there a better way of doing this?

  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just the reality of using a device like that. You could potentially get a screen protector of some sort that might help with that, but even that would likely get smudges and the like as well as you use the phone.
  3. canuckRus macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2014

    Possibly the iRoller on Amazon of use?
  4. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    oh boy - afraid that comes with everyday use of using your fingers and hands on these pesky little fingerprint magnets.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Wear gloves.

    Just kidding. Not much you can do as it is just part of it.

    Just clean with MF cloth at the end of the day and try not to worry about it.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    If I intend to clean my screen (usually not often) I use eyeglass cleaner. Spray on (avoid the speaker hole) wipe off with a microfiber cloth.

    Of course, the moment you touch the screen your fingerprints are back (which is why I don't do this very often). But it will remove the film you speak of.
  7. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    I take a nice deep breath, put my phone to my mouth and breathe out. Then I take the phone and rub it on my shirt. I wear either white t-shirts or soft polos so it works pretty well.

    Could never stand those microfiber cloths - they just seem to spread it around.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If it's a quality microfiber cloth, it shouldn't leave behind remnants of fibers. The one's I use are from an auto part store and work really well, but they are more of high quality.
  9. Ralfi macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2016
    Yeah my first wipe is with a car detailing microfibre cloth, but it's a few years old, so it leaves behind tiny fibres that can be seen at certain angles.

    So what I started doing a while ago was give it a second wipe with a higher quality microfibre cloth which came with a set of home theatre speakers I purchased.

    Every night before bed & use these two cloths & the screen's like new.

    I also have a screen protector which does a good job of minimising smears through the day (best skins ever).
  10. Samantha124 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2015
    I have to admit I use a soft T-shirt or something, and rubbing alcohol. I pour the alcohol in an empty glasses cleaner spray bottle. I know people say it’s terrible for your screens but I’ve been doing this since the iPhone 4 and no issues. I can’t help it, phones can get so germy. :rolleyes:
  11. GrumpyMom Suspended


    Sep 11, 2014
    I had to use isopropyl alcohol once to get off this nasty residue left behind by a screen protector and it didn't seem to do any harm to my 7 Plus. It's not something I do often, but when I had the flu I gave my iPhone an alcohol wipedown. Most cases I use are also washable.
  12. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    Daily clean: a soft cloth
    Heavy clean: screen cleaner for computer screens,a soft cloth
  13. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    Doesn't isopropyl alcohol remove the oleophobic coating? So don't use it unless it's already worn. I just rub on my shirt, works really well.
  14. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    Rubbing on shirt is perfect,as long as the shirt is completely clean. One very very small piece of hard dirt,like gravel or concrete dust,and you might be unlucky enough to get a scratched screen.
    Of course,this might not be a big problem to most of us,but it can happen.
  15. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    It used to bother me more. And I do have micro scratches on my whole screen but only visible in the right angles. Not sure if it's my shirts or my leather sleeve I use for work (carpenter, I don't clean my screen on my shirt when at work) that has caused it. I've always used lifeproof before but skipped that this time with my 7. But you have a point. But I'm too impatient when I have a greasy screen, looks disgusting. So I always rub it quick when it's dirty (haha).
  16. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Use glasses cleaner and microfiber cloth, works like a charm
  17. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    Does not really bother me either,as a few scratches more or less on a well used phone is natural,but for some people this could be a problem. I use phone at work too,but not all the time. The most frequent dirt for me at work,is grease and mineral oil (work in Norwegian oil industry),and at home it's usually fish slime,deer blood or beer stains,most of it easy to wipe off.
  18. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
  19. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    I splash it under the sink every two days or so, let it drip to my iPad screen and then clean both with a MF cloth.

    Worked well so far.

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