Cleaning screen, cloth doesn't work well

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Corsairkid, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Corsairkid macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    I got my touch today and everyone was right about the finger prints lol. When I first got it, the supplied apple cloth worked very well at removing the finger prints, however after a few hours, all it does is spread the oil around, particularly on the back. Anyone know how to clean the ipod using something other than the cloth? Thanks.
  2. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    Haven't tried it on the Touch yet but I've had great success in the past with iKlear. It's available at Apple stores.
  3. Scenicroadways macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2004
    either keep your hands washed all the time, or just take a cotton cloth or damp sock and wipe the grease off. then wipe with a dry cloth and it should get pretty clear.
  4. Corsairkid thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    ok, so if i use a moist cloth, the water wont hurt it?
  5. Scenicroadways macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2004
    no it'l be fine as long as it's just damp and not dripping wet.
  6. tobenning macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    e-tronic wipes

    My spouse bought Weiman e-tronic wipes. Lint free and Ammonia free. They clean the screen great. They are for plasma & LCD TVs, monitors, cell phones and stereos.
  7. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    I stuck a Power Support Crystal Film on the face of my iPhone. When it gets printy i just wipe it off with whatever's handy. my t-shirt... paper napkin.

    That film seems indestructible and good job too as I don't baby it, clearly!
  8. Shanesan macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2006
    Steps to a beautiful Touch:

    1) Filter water (a brita filter for example) to have a locale for "clean" water.

    2) Take a small piece (nickle size) of lint-free cloth or paper towel and dampen it completely with filtered water.

    3) Press your fingers between the entirety of the cloth or paper towel to remove excess water.

    4) In circular rotations, dampen the entirety of the screen by rubbing against the glass with said cloth or paper towel.

    5) Air dry the touch by fanning with it (hold on tight! Don't drop it!)

    6) Take your iPod-marked cleaning cloth and shake it to remove dust and impurities.

    7) Rub, using the same circular motions, your iPod's screen. Continue until shiny and new.

    8) Send e-mail to Apple raising hell they don't have 3rd party app support on the touch.

    9) Enjoy.
  9. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    I'd just use those Clorox disinfecting wipes. That's what I use to clean almost any electronic device I have.
  10. bkosh84 macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    I use eyeglass cleaner/microfiber clothe.. Works wonders...
  11. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

    Jun 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    why don't more people actually use their iPod?


    don't worry too much about keeping it extra shiny...if it's not going to go outside, why'd you buy it?
  12. Tycoonguy macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2007
    Local Apple Store
    From the iPod Touch manual

  13. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Screen wipes/Travel wipes (exactly the same product.. buy the cheapest).

    They bring the screen up as good as new.. alas you can't do a lot about the back.
  14. pflau macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2007
    Microfiber cleaning cloth.. clean all finger prints and smudges without liquid.

    Get one from a camera store, they are small enough to be carried around.
  15. Corsairkid thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    alright thanks for all your input. I will look into getting a microfiber camera cloth, as well as some wipes.
  16. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    Done, and done...and I mean done :)

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