Cleaning the Apple case?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by ijen0311, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    Am I the only person who can't keep this thing clean? It picks up dust and dirt from everything, and it doesn't wipe off easily with water. Does anyone have some tips that I'm missing?
  2. undrpsi macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
    Gastonia, NC
  3. ijen0311 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    That does nothing at all... :eek:
  4. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Having the same problem and have no solution interested to see what others come up with.
  5. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
  6. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Looks like you can put it in the washer machine
  7. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    Ive used a cheap LCD cleaning spray with a microfiber cloth and it worked fine. I'm pretty sure most cleaning solutions (non heavy duty) should be ok.
  8. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I've been using Turtle Wax Upholstery Cleaner. The same one you would use to clean car seats or whatever.

    Same type of bottle as the one in that link, but the one I got is for auto. Actually purchased it for my car but gave it a try and it worked out good. Been using it for over a week as needed. Actually just used a few minutes ago.

    Gets it back to looking new and as it's foam doesn't really get it wet.
  9. kirchnrd macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2009
    This is why I have been hesitant to spend $40 on it. Been going "naked" for two weeks, makes me nervous, but like how it works outside of a case. What to do, what to do? :confused:
  10. lilboarder32 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    I don't have my iPad yet, but I feel close to the same way. I have read a lot of mixed reviews about the apple case, and the two things that stick out to me are the price, and the fact it gets dirty. I don't really want to have a regular cleaning session of the case, so I don't think I will end up getting the official case, although I really want to.
  11. andrewb21 macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I have been using the iPad case as well and it does get dirty really easily. The way I've been cleaning it is by rubbing the spots with my finger, with enough friction it rubs off pretty easily. Not incredibly efficient though...

    Not a huge fan of the case overall, and if I didn't need it to prop up iPad for typing, i'd just return it and get a sleeve. Bah! Hate feeling restricted to an accessory.
  12. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    I bet a dilluted mixture of Simple Green will work fine...
  13. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Prior to putting the iPad in the case I sprayed it with sneaker repellent. This keeps the dust and water off of it. It's a lot easier to clean now.
  14. malanius macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    I wear glasses and have found that my glasses cleaning cloth works just fine to clean it up. and since I've always got that on me for my glasses it's a win.
  15. baxtr macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2008
  16. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    But does it keep the sneakers away?
  17. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Best thing you can do is buy a case for the Apple case. That way it doesn't get scratched.

    They also sell Invisible Shields for the Apple Case so it doesn't get messed up. But I would get a Shield for the case that way you can put it in a case so it doesn't mess up the look of the naked case.
  18. jeff323 macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    I've tried 3 or so different cases for my Apple Case but they seem to pick up dirt easily. What is the best way to clean them?
  19. epoche macrumors newbie


    Oct 10, 2007
    Oh I have had jam on back of Apple case from eating bread and jam-and handling case with sticky fingers. Damp wash cloth and dry towel works fine.
  20. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    Hint: Remove your iPad first.
  21. Westin macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    I stick mine under a sink and run it with a wash cloth. Then let it dry. Works well
  22. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  23. h3nG macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Lol...WTF? A case for your case?

    I wished they had used leather instead of the microsuede material.
  24. Dapper macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Any mild diluted detergent "Dawn" should be fine. Surprised that you are unable to clean with MF alone.

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