How do you clean your screen???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by themagicman00, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. themagicman00 macrumors member

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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?????
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    I use the microfiber cloth from my MBp.
     
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    Dont eat when your using it! lol

    It's glass man. Anything that is ok to clean glass is ok to use on the iPad.
     
  4. themagicman00 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is this the same that came with the iphone?
     
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    I lick it clean myself. After my dog....

    Or just use the cloth that came with my MBP or iPhone.
     
  8. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
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    Whatever soft thingy is handy, usually some part of my shirt :)
     
  11. psirix macrumors member

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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.
     
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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.
     
  13. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    It fits perfectly in the rack in my dishwasher. I put it on the delicate setting for things like fine china.
     
  14. talkingnewmedia macrumors regular

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    Here is the answer, but don't tell anybody, OK?

    Second best solution I've tried is to follow Apple's advice: a slightly damp cloth, used with the iPad powered off.
     
  15. arcsbite Guest

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    I lol'd
    then contemplated it for a second, then realised I don't own a dish washer.
     
  16. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  17. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

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    Oleo - Noun - margarine.
    Phobic - adjective - of or pertaining to a phobia or fear.

    Oleophobic is the fear of margarine? :eek:
     
  18. MattLafferty macrumors member

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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.
     
  19. RetroGamer360 macrumors member

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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
     
  20. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    I use a clean dry microfiber cloth to clean the screen, that's all you really need.
     
  21. dthmtlgod macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  22. JZ Wire macrumors regular

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    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. ;)
     
  23. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    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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    I use gypsy tears and sausages!

    Actually a micrifiber, and washing hands before using helps.
     

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