did i screw my iphone screen up?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Roachmon95, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Roachmon95 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012

    i just got the 4s a couple days ago and i went to clean the screen today(it had some grease on it). I took a 100% cotton t shirt and wet the corner down a bit with some water from the sink. i then just wiped the screen gently with the damp side and dried it with the dry side. i was reading around and it seems like this is apple's suggested method for cleaning iphone screens, im just worried because it seems like the screen isnt as smooth as it was before and it kind of attracts fingerprints more. do you think i could have screwed the oleophobic coating up, or am i just being ocd? thanks for your help.
  2. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    You shouldn't have affected your screen that way.

    If you want to avoid concern in the future, get a microfiber cloth.
  3. Roachmon95 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012
    i got one now, im worried because i didnt use distilled water, i dont know if that really matters or not.
  4. Cdaddy112 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    are you being serious??
  5. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    I highly recommend a matte screen protector for your iPhone's screen.

    It reduces grease and fingerprints more effectively than glossy screen protectors.

    However the downside is that the screen isn't as sharp with matte than glossy.
  6. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
  7. salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    could have been worse, the water could have been diluted with bath salts and eaten the OP's face!!! oh the horror of un-distilled water...
  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    The coating will reduce over time and usage, which is general wear and tear.

    I use a micro fibre cloth too.

    All the other ways such as wipes are a waste of money and not in my humble opinion needed.
  9. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    Clean the screen with water (distilled if you prefer) and a microfiber cloth, then slap one of these on it.

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