Other Do you clean your iPhone because of fingerprints?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amar_x, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. amar_x macrumors newbie


    Apr 3, 2018
    Do you clean often your iPhone because of fingerprints dirt etc.?

    I cleaned my display every day and that gave me OCD. Also the metal of iPhone 7 gets dirty from wet fingers.

    Now I dont clean it so often. I've lost the battle.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Some discussions about this kind of thing that might be of interest:



  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I used to. Until the first time I dropped it because I was trying to avoid getting fingerprints on it. After that my shirt and pants leg became just fine.
  4. Julienne macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2018
    I think the extra smudges & fingerprints may just be due to things you touch for example if you have just washed your hands there would be less oil to transfer onto the screen then if you had just been eating a burger and chips and has oily hands.
  5. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2016
    I clean mine, but not too often. I just get out the microfiber cloth when it looks gross and give it a wipe. I'm not going to obsess over it, though.
  6. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    I use a giant MagicFiber cloth. I keep one in a few rooms of my house so I always have one around. Once it really started becoming a mess though, usual after about 6 months, I rarely wipe the display anymore.
  7. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    Cleaning anything you touch constantly is going to be an ongoing endeavor. The moment you touch it again, it starts getting greasy. Keeping your hands clean helps a lot.
    I like to start the day with a very clean screen and wiped down outer case (mines smooth plastic). I've found that if I never wipe it down, the whole thing eventually gets so greasy that you're tracking oils from all over the device to the screen - screen gets oily very fast.

    So what I found worked for me to help keep the screen cleaner is to wipe down the CASE with a small alcohol pad (sold in drug stores -1" squares) each day. And every morning or before turning it off for the night I'll wipe down the screen with the steam from my breath & a big microfiber cloth- so a clean phone greets me the next day. During the day, if the screen gets smudgy, I just wipe it on my cotton shirt. May breathe some moisture on it first before wiping it off.
    This seems to work well for me.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That’s the nature of any device that you use to interact with your hands. It’s inevitable. The only thing you can do is actively clean your device with a microfiber cloth on a daily basis to help maintain.

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