How do you clean your iPhone 4?

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  1. chiggah macrumors member

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    I do not have screen protector or case installed so the natural oil from my fingers get onto the screen etc.

    Would it be recommended to use isopropyl alcohol to clean the iphone 4 (LCD screen and backplate) ??
     
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  3. chrisbetty macrumors 6502

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    i just got a case for my iphone with a screen protector but i usually clean it with a microfiber cloth and if there is any residue i just lick my finger and brush it out and then keep cleaning till im happy
     
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    I just use a microfiber cloth. If I am remembering correctly, isopropyl alcohol will damage the oleophobic coating.
     
  7. I3eXa macrumors 6502

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    haha, beat me to it.

    I just use a lil damp corner of a microfiber cloth and then the other side to try it....works like a charm
     
  8. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Don't use rubbing alcohol on the screen-- you'll damage the anti-glare and oleophobic coating.
     
  9. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    My stinky breath and a T-Shirt, microfiber, whatever...
     
  10. CZK macrumors 6502a

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    What are you expecting.....

    Everybody will post the same thing.

    With a soft cloth.

    grats
     
  11. patp Guest

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Man I am surprised to hear people using spit!
    I usually use a micro fiber cloth or my tshirt. I don't let it get to bad. I try to keep it clean as I go. Always keep hands clean. Never use when eating.
     
  12. Savor Suspended

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    Have two microfiber cloths. A green fuzzy and a smooth yellow one. I damp a small spot for each with hot water. I clean the case first and edges from the screen with the smooth one. The fuzzy microfiber then finishes it up for the entire screen. Very fast process. I clean it every 3-4 days depending on the condition. Takes less than two minutes with half the time waiting for the water to turn hot. I sometimes can have my OCD streaks where I don't even touch my phone for a couple days and just use my PSP w/ a 32 GB to do my multimedia stuff. Yeah, I know it takes less than a commercial break to clean it, but I can get pretty OCD when I want to. I am starting to get tired of all these slab form factors looking pretty much the same and invites so much germs and grease to our screens. It doesn't look like this trend is going away anytime soon.
     
  13. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    bottom of my shirt...already noticed i have some scratches on the screen...no clue how so i threw a screen protector on.
     
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  17. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Deionized hydrogen monoxide and a single-use cellulose impregnated fabric.

    Other times, I use a 70/30 blend of hydrogen monoxide and isopropanol to remove organic molecular films...
     
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    Haha so true :D
     
  20. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, me too. Or my shirt sleeve if I leave my science kit at home.
     
  21. phaggard macrumors regular

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    Whatever you use, shake it off before using to make sure there is no debris on the cloth. You could scratch your screen no matter what cloth you use if you don't.
     
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    Microfiber cloth and Monster Screenclean. Monster Screenclean works really well and unlike other Monster products it was actually cheap. OK it was only cheap because of a price error.
     
  24. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    I use iWater and an iMicroCloth.

    They work like magic!
     

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