Cleaning your Apple products

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ash9414, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Ash9414 macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I've been looking to purchase something that would allow me to clean both my iOS devices and my Mac. Therefore, the purpose of this thread is to find out what you guys use to clean your devices and whether you can give me any suggestions as to what I should buy. I'm looking for something that will allow me to clean both the display and the shell of my Mac.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How to clean Apple products

    Apple also gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA, MBP and iMac:
    Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic, such as these:

    Good screen cleaning liquid/ kit
    How Do You Keep Your rMBP Display Clean
    How to clean MBP?
    Keeping your Air clean?
    Clean your MacBook Pro
    Alcohol % for cleaning?
    I need to clean my iMac's screen.
    Mba cleaning
    Using a damp paper towel to clean the exterior: Bad?
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    As stated above, a damp lint free cloth with water only is your best friend

    Rarely, if ever, is there a need for anything more
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    is it OK to use this on a rMBP screen?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've never used anything but water on any Mac screen, so I can't vouch for or recommend anything else.
     
  6. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    OK, fair enough.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Same here
    That goes for my iPad and iPhone as well
     
  8. Keukasmallie macrumors regular

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    I get a soft cloth damp by wetting my hand then patting some of the water from my hand to the cloth. That allows me to control the amount of "damp" on the cloth.
     
  9. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    Most companies recomend dry cloth, but that doesnt clean anything. Its totally OK to use a modestly wet cloth to clean any eletronics. Done that for 20 years, never a problem, it takes all dust away, you can use on exterior case, screen and keyboard. But aftwerwards, do remember to dry the computer with a second totally dry piece of cloth!
     
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  11. Ash9414 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for your replies.

    So there's no need for any special solutions or sprays?

    And what type of cloth would you suggest? I've found a number of different ones made from varying materials, so I was wondering what would be best, especially as I don't wish to scratch or mark my display.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, as stated by Apple and others, water is fine.
    Any soft cloth would be fine.
     

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