How disinfect ipad

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  1. ansirone macrumors regular

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  2. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I use Anti-Static/Alcohol Free Electronic Cleaning Wipes by the company nice'n clean that I picked up at Wal-Mart or Target.
     
  3. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    Alcohol wipes on an oleophobic coating? I hope we don't see you complaining about your damaged screen in a few months.
     
  4. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if you've got special requirements but I've never really worried about bugs and beasties on my stuff. People have got immune systems for a reason.

    I'd go as far as saying over-use of disinfectant and antiseptic is a bad thing as you risk breeding resistant bacteria.
     
  5. riverfreak macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't read it yet, but the recent thread iPad Refresh might have some suggestions.
     
  6. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Short wavelength germicidal UV light. Two minutes on each side. Longer if you are dealing with a bacterium that produces spores.
     
  7. koruki macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you grab one of those? Local walmart?
     
  8. Blakeco123 macrumors regular

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    for cleaning the ipad screen i use the apple microfiber cloth that came with my ipod touch. for cleaning the back i would just dampen a paper towel or even the microfiber cloth and wipe the back then dry it cleans my ipad fine.
     
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    I don't buy lab equipment, but offhand I would guess Fisher. Its a chamber, about 2 square feet inside with UV lamps.
     
  11. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    I just wipe off the screen with my t-shirt every couple of days, but only if I haven't first wiped my nose on the shirt.

    Still haven't gotten a proper case for the thing.
     
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    what... did you get pee splashback when you used it the bathroom?
     
  14. koruki macrumors 6502a

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    just to be clear, is this asking how to kill germs that you put on the ipad.. from yourself?
     
  15. jburns macrumors regular

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    This thread reminds me of the mother that still sterilizes her 6 month old's bottles while he crawls around licking the floor.
     
  16. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    You could use spic'n'span. It's a glass cleaner and disinfectant + it kills H1N1!
     
  17. blantonreed macrumors member

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    i could've sworn he said alcohol FREE
     
  18. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Two minutes in the microwave on "defrost" will kill everything - including your iPad so you won't have to worry about any more germs - LOL!
     
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    That's what you get from iPorn.
     
  20. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I just wipe mine down with iKlear Apple Polish. I've used on all my Apple products for years. Works great. Don't know if it is a good disinfectant as it is alcohol and ammonia free, but it sure makes my iPad shine and it is antistatic too.
     
  21. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    I don't use anything fancy, just the sleeve of whatever I'm wearing to clean it. I don't worry about 'germs', that's what flu shots are for.
     
  22. Orijnal macrumors newbie

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    I am also looking for a good disinfectant to use on the iPad. I'm a little hesitant to use anything like a household disinfecting cleaner (e.g. Lysol, Clorox, etc.). My 2-year old daughter has pink-eye, and I didn't want to keep the iPad from her just because she's sick. We're thinking it might be a good idea to keep it disinfected for the next few days, until she's feeling better, to minimize the risk of her sharing it with the rest of the family. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
     
  23. 87vert macrumors 6502

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    We just got some iPads donated for patient use at the hospital I work for so we will have to be doing this. We have otterbox defenders for them with the screen protectors. So I was figuring to use the normal wipes we use for everything else and just replace the screen protector every few months if it gets bad.
     
  24. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    The only surefire way to disinfect an iPad is boil it in water. :)
     

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