How often do you clean your iPad

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  1. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm talking to those without a screen protector, how often do you clean your screen and how do you clean your screen?

    I'm a little curious.
     
  2. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Clean it with a microfiber cloth, when I am meeting with someone that I may be showing them something on it.
     
  3. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I also clean mine with a microfiber cloth. Since I use my iPad everyday, I tend to clean the screen each night after I'm done using it. I'm a bit OCD about having fingerprints on the screen.
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I'm the same. I clean mine about 2-3 times per day.:apple:
     
  5. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I probably clean mine like once every month and a half. The fingerprint thing doesnt really bother me much.

    I think its kind of crazy to wipe fingerprints from a device that will IMMEDIATELY get dirty once you touch it again.
     
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  7. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Probably twice a week with a Moshi TeraGlove with a spritz of water on it. The Moshi not the iPad directly. ;)
     
  8. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    For me, it's usually because I'm showing something on it like an above poster said. Don't need to be showing all of my swipes and touches. :)
     
  9. c14nhl macrumors 6502

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    I honestly thought I'd clean mine all the time. But after having it around 3 weeks now, I've cleaned it twice. I thought I'd be bothered more by the fingerprints, but I think because I've got the Smartcover, I never see my screen off, or all black, so don't really notice any.
     
  10. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I was gonna say I take a bath with mine every day but some people actually seem to be that serious about keeping their iPad clean so I'll be honest...

    I clean it pretty much never. If the screen is really dirty/greasy then I'll wipe it with the side of my hand, my shirt, or the little cloth that came with my iMac.
     
  11. Zermelo macrumors regular

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    I clean mine right after a good session watching Redtube!
     
  12. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    One or twice a week I wipe it down with my wool felt smart cover.

    Every month or two I might use distilled water and a micro fiber cloth.
     
  13. Janet1 macrumors member

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  14. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    Fingerprints don't bug me...but screen-crust, that bugs me.
     
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  17. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Get a stylus......boxwave on amazon...used my finger for the last 18 months and have not had to clean daily...now i clean every other day....sty much more accurate too....
     
  18. Smoothness macrumors regular

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    i hadn't cleaned mine in weeks, until one day i did it while watching and movie...and i was like :eek: ... oh ****.. i can see the movie clearer now.

    lol!

    But i've only cleaned it(if wiping once with my shirt counts as cleaning) maybe less than 5 times since i've got my ipad in early April.
     
  19. UserName macrumors member

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    Following your logic it would be equally crazy to sweep the floor or dust around the house.

    And... if that's the case, I wouldn't want to live in your house :eek:
     
  20. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I clean my screen with a micro fiber cloth every couple of days. When my teen age grand kids come over to use it I make them wash their hands good before letting them use it. 
     
  21. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    I actually do that with my 7 year old cousin plus i keep an eye on him to make sure he doesnt bang it or scratch it.
     
  22. Meanee macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe once a week, sometimes less often. I simply accept the fact that fingerprints and 3 lines from Smartcover will be there. When you using the iPad, you can't even notice them.
     
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  24. SJ Lover macrumors member

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    Once at night before she goes to bed and a midday wash at the office;). I use a cloth and windex.
     

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