iPad Dark smudges on iPad Air 2 screen

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  1. MentalFloss macrumors 6502a

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    I had used an iPad 3 before, and fingerprints on the screen had never bothered me, but with the Air 2, they are extremely noticeable. When I scroll through a website with a light background for example (i.e. Basically every website), every little bit of grease on the screen appears as a grey shadow. I turned down the brightness a bit, which has helped, but it didn't fix the problem.

    Anyone else noticed this?
     
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    QR = Yes.
     
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  5. MentalFloss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Uhm... great... but why didn't I need a screen protector with the iPad 3 to solve this?
     
  6. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I notice it too. Like little shadows. I suspect the new anti-reflective coating has something to do with it.

    I'm not fussed. The anti-reflective stuff helps when I'm out on the patio but I have to use a screen protector. Just can't chance scratching the screen. That would drive me crazy.
     
  7. dannyyankou, Oct 26, 2014
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  8. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    well you can use one and not have a problem, not use one and have a problem, or return it and buy a competing tablet
     
  9. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I think you will find that after a couple of days of steady use, the smudges will become less noticeable, as the oils from your fingers spread over the glass. I had dark smudges on the first couple of days...I don't see them any more.
     
  10. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Microfiber cloth...don't leave home without it.

    Seriously, I always pack one when traveling with any of my iDevices. I'm a tad OCD about keeping my screens clean.
     
  11. Snapperjw macrumors regular

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    Totally agree, clean the screen several times a day
     
  12. MentalFloss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, apparently it's not that bad, or else there would be more people complaining.

    I obviously got a lemon anyway, because I get an estimated 7 hours of battery time out of my Air 2. I'm just trying to figure out if it will be a return or an exchange. ;)
     
  13. ozshadow, Oct 27, 2014
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    I have noticed this as well. It looks like I have dirty hands but they are clean. It resembles fingerprint dusting powder.
     
  14. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed this too. Have also noticed that the screen is a lot 'stickier' than my iPad 3. I cannot perform fluid swipes. Not a deal breaker, but will most probably get a screen protector soon.
     

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