How do you clean your screen???

themagicman00

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The ipad is a great gadget hands down, one thing though, how do you keep your screen clean from the greasy fingers?????
 

Jaro65

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Mar 27, 2009
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The screen has oleophobic coating on it, so it most likely wouldn't be advisable to use Windex or any such solvent.
 

psirix

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Aug 14, 2009
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I also plan on using my iKlear solution, with the included microfiber cloth. I use it on my iPhone, MacBook Pro, and all of my other LCD screens and it works great. By far the best cleaner I have found.
 

bobr1952

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Jan 21, 2008
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Just got the iKlear kit for my iPhone--very nice--great from my iMac as well. Was on sale awhile back on Amazon for $6.95--but still worth the price at $15.59.
 

mark34

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May 18, 2006
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Just like with the 3GS it has a oleophobic coating so don't use any solvent, spray, or anything... just dry cloth, microfiber, etc. I wouldn't use iKlear or anything like that. My 3GS only needs the dry fiber wipe and it is perfect. The oleophobic coating is great. Much better than 3G screen.
 

MattLafferty

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Apr 18, 2010
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One person already suggested this, but I figured I'd repeat it because it's the best thing...

a clean cotton shirt!

This question was asked on another thread, and someone swore by using a clean undershirt. I gave it a try, and it is truly the best thing--way better than some diluted eyeglass spray, my iPhone microfiber, etc.

Undersrhirt, ladies and gents... undershirt.
 

RetroGamer360

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Jul 22, 2008
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I last clean my iPad screen using the Monster Ultimate Performance screen cleaner and microfiber. Worked great and is safe for the screen.

Mike
 

dthmtlgod

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Jul 18, 2007
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I use a clean dry microfiber cloth to clean the screen, that's all you really need.
There are a lot of options. Having cleaned and cleaned my original 1g iPhone constantly for the first few weeks after iday I pretty much stopped cleaning my two next iPhones and now iPad. My tshirt does the job to suite my needs.
 

JZ Wire

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Dec 18, 2003
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Miami, FL
Well...

I dont have an iPad just yet since im waiting for the 3G to be released. However, id clean it like I clean all my gadgets with a glass screen.

A damp soft cloth/microfiber and some elbow grease. Ive always done it like that and it works like a charm. No chemicals and no fuss. ;)
 

avaloncourt

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Oct 18, 2007
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It's glass man. Anything that is ok to clean glass is ok to use on the iPad.
That's not really true. If there is a coating on the glass that could be removed over time with things like Windex. That's why you should never use Windex on anti-glare surfaces on televisions. Repeated use can eventually do away with it.
 

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