How do you keep your screen clean?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Shay41, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Shay41 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    I don't want to use a screen protector, but my screen already has a ton of fingerprints. For those who don't use a screen protector, what do you use to clean the screen?
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
  3. AaronMT macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2009
    Go to Office Depot/Staples and get yourself a micro-fibre cloth and LCD cleaner, they both work fine for me.
  4. Snoosedaddy macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    Colorado Springs
    I use the wipe that came with the screen protector.
  5. solaris7 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Simple, I never use it, I just admire it from a safe distance.
  6. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    microfiber+water, cheap and simple.

    why so quick to rule out a clear screen protector? you get one of those and you'll only have to wipe the display down maybe once a month. and it'll stay cleaner between cleanings.
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    wipe with a micro fiber cloth at the end of the day.
  8. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    Yep. I wipe mine down with the cleaning cloth that came with my iMac.
  9. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I moisten a corner of microfiber cloth with water and wipe it down, then use the dry portion to dry and shine it.

    I also have a Power Support Crystal Film protector to avoid possible nicks and scratches. While the glass is very strong, the oleophobic coating has been known to scratch...
  10. EarlZ macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    micro fiber cloth and a drop of lighter fluid.
  11. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    I'd recommend against using cleaners on the screen. I'd use that and a micro-fiber cloth on my iPad 1 and it ended up with all kinds of small scratches from the dust that would accumulate in the micro-fiber cloth. I don't know if the coating wore down due to the cleaners, but I suspect that is what happened. These products were labeled as "safe" for all screens, including specifically the iPad.

    I'd recommend using water only, and perhaps a micro-fiber cloth, or just use paper towel with water. That's what I've done on my iPhone 4 and it stays very clean and without scratched. The coating still seems impeccable on the iPhone.
  12. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    I haven't found a screen protector yet that doesn't make the display considerably less sharp. Even those advertised as being crystal clear aren't.
  13. Rogzilla macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2007
    The Smart Cover works more or less. It doesn't really make it perfect, but it does help.
  14. Macclone macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    I just use a micro fiber cleaning cloth. No spray or water needed.
  15. laff2 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    I use a Micro cloth that I stumbled upon at the store. - It's call a Toddy. Same price as others but much better quality.

    Just found the website but I bought mine at Target.
  16. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Nice! Do they charge for shipping? You bought yours at target? For 9.99?
  17. sekazi macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2012
    1qt bottle of 90% alcohol and a gallon of distilled water. Mix together and put in a spray bottle.

    You can use a paper towel or terry cloth to wipe the screen clean after you spray it.

    DO NOT ever fall for those screen cleaners in the store. All they are is distilled water and alcohol marked up over 1000%.
  18. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Microfiber cloth and the spray that I get from the optician to clean my glasses.
  19. Cozmo85 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    That's gonna remove the oleophobic coating.
  20. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I just use a washcloth, damp on one end, wipe, polish with the dry part. No need to make it complicated. Just be sure the cloth you use is clean. A small piece of dust might scratch the coating.
  21. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    Exactly, that's all you need for fingerprints.
  22. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
  23. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Yeah, that happened to me. Totally annoying. I don't actually notice it when I use it, but I KNOW IT'S THERE :rolleyes:
  24. irishgreenapple macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2011
    On Amazon too

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