Before the coronavirus, Apple said not to use that stuff because it would strip the oleophobic coating off the front screen. But now with the coronavirus absolutely everywhere, Apple is prioritizing health and safety over a screen coating which is nice.
Any cleaner should work, just spray it on a cloth or microfiber first and then wipe it all around.
If you think about it, how many iPhone users even know what the coating is to begin with? Let alone, the coating is naturally organic, which wears off over the course of time with touching the display. So by Apple suggesting that they you can use wipes, doesn’t really affect the coating one way or the other, being that it would wear off eventually as is.
Apple has documented this.We've been told not to use strong stuff on devices. I say phooey on that now with COVID/Corona
Brand names? windex, Method, others please?
It does nothing anyway. Doesn’t take long for finger smudges to be a nuisance.I agree with you about most users not knowing about the coating. But it would wear off much faster. Like in a week or less with constant wiping with alcohol. At that point, there is no point in even putting a coating at all but this is a unique event in which sanitation is paramount right now.
Wash your hands you filthy animals. I just use a warm cloth on mine. Don’t touch your face and don’t pick your nose. Leave it in your pocket if you must take it to the toilet.
Per Apple: "Is it OK to use a disinfectant on my iPhone?
Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your iPhone. Don't use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don't submerge your iPhone in any cleaning agents."