How do you keep your iPhone 5s leather case clean?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Brandon263, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Brandon263 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2009
    Beaumont, CA
    I'm not sure if you can tell from the attached picture, but my leather iPhone 5s case is now getting pretty disgusting. How do you keep yours clean/clean it when it gets dirty?

    Also, does the standard 1 year Apple warranty apply to the case?

    Attached Files:

  2. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    get a black one:)
  3. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2009
    Beaumont, CA
    OK... thanks for that very helpful suggestion. Any ideas from someone else?
  4. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    Buy a leather cleaner? Something designed for leather jackets should work equally well on the leather case.
  5. darthbane2k macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    The way I see it, if your case eventually gets dirty then it's just doing its job properly
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    May be strange to order spray in amazon but here you go anyway.
    Lexol 1115 Leather pH Cleaner Spray 16.9 oz. (500mL)
  7. supermassive macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2010
    What about applying an invisible shield for the iPhone to the case :D
  8. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    several people in my family have been saying the same thing. And they are saying this after only a week of use. Not sure what the solution is though. I was considering to get one myself, but now i might just get a black one instead of one of the colors.
  9. tworth23 macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    Wash hands

    What on earth do you do that you have gotten your iphone case filthy within a week? It's simple, wash your hands and don't touch your phone while hands are dirty! If your reply and state that you have a type of job where your hands are dirty all the time, get a different case, lifeproof etc.
  10. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    Use Scotchguard leather protector or Kiwi Protect All for leather.

    I have used both products on Aniline died leather with great results. They will make the leather water/stain proof.

    For cleaning and conditioning I use Lexol Ph Cleaner and Conditioner:

    If you buy Lexol use the separate products, they now have a 3 in 1 cleaner and conditioner that leaves a sticky residue.
  11. iBighouse macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2012
    Consider it character, patina and natural aging with an inherent beauty that you are adding to your leather case- not dirt!

    I have just the opposite issue. I'm hoping mt red leather case gets more "character" soon so it looks like my well used iPad's red leather smartcover!

    Baseball gloves look odd without some use, hand oil, game time and soil!
  12. ronchilling macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    I've found that cleaning the case under the tap with warm water, a bit of soap and light scrubbing works really well. Followed by drying it with a hair dryer. However, I am not too sure how the adhesive will turn out over time..
  13. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I tried the soap and water and the red dye came off. I returned it to Apple and exchanged it for a black.
  14. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2011
    There's a member on here who posted on her blog about how to apply protectant beforehand and there was no dye transfer on her case three weeks later. I can't remember where but i'll find out.
  15. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    The way I keep mine clean is to delay buying it and leaving it on display at the store.
  16. Alphanumeric, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013

    Alphanumeric macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    How to keep your Apple iPhone 5s leather case clean.

    This is how I keep my case clean.

  17. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    I use an alcohol pad to get off the "dirt". I know some will say don't do that but my case, other than the crack at the headphone port, looks great. It does not look "new" but I am pleased with the color.

Share This Page