How often do you clean your screen?

VoodooDaddy

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When I first got my iPhone a couple weeks ago Id wipe the screen down with the cloth it came with about once or twice a day. Now I find that I dont really even pay attention to the smudges on the screen because as soon as you wipe them off they are right back the next time you use it. Its probably been 5 days since I last cleaned my screen.

Are you obsessed with keeping a clean screen?
 

phungy

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About once a week. I got a clear screen protector off eBay and it fit perfectly. It also came with a microfiber cleaning cloth costing me about $12 shipped. Not too shabby. I've gotten about 8 of these and highly recommend it but apparently the seller isn't selling these anymore so I can't vouch for the other sellers.
 

shrewsburywolf

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About once a week. I got a clear screen protector off eBay and it fit perfectly. It also came with a microfiber cleaning cloth costing me about $12 shipped. Not too shabby. I've gotten about 8 of these and highly recommend it but apparently the seller isn't selling these anymore so I can't vouch for the other sellers.
Sorry if this is a bit off topic, But I have always thought about using screen protectors on various gadgets that I have had over the years but never have, are they easy to apply & take off, do they leave any adhesive behind on the screen?
 

phungy

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Sorry if this is a bit off topic, But I have always thought about using screen protectors on various gadgets that I have had over the years but never have, are they easy to apply & take off, do they leave any adhesive behind on the screen?
Depends. For the screen protector, it clings via static so no need to worry about any sticky adhesive :). If you use invisible skin though, the material is adhesive and if not properly applied can build up gunk and start peeling off so make sure you follow their instructions. Invisible skin does not make screen protectors FYI. They do make body skins for MB/MBP as well as other electronics like iPod, cell phones and cameras. I highly recommend BestSkinsEver over ShieldZone's InvisibleSkin. I've tried both, both are the same material and BSE is much cheaper.
 

shrewsburywolf

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Depends. For the screen protector, it clings via static so no need to worry about any sticky adhesive :). If you use invisible skin though, the material is adhesive and if not properly applied can build up gunk and start peeling off so make sure you follow their instructions. Invisible skin does not make screen protectors FYI. They do make body skins for MB/MBP as well as other electronics like iPod, cell phones and cameras. I highly recommend BestSkinsEver over ShieldZone's InvisibleSkin. I've tried both, both are the same material and BSE is much cheaper.
Cheers, I will probably give it a go when I get my iPhone, probably for the best as the interface is the screen.
 

KittyToy

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i usually just wipe it off in my clothes...i lost that cloth a long time ago ......but from time to time i give the whole phone a real good polish....really not needed though
 

phungy

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Cheers, I will probably give it a go when I get my iPhone, probably for the best as the interface is the screen.
Yep I'm planning on purchasing a refurb iPhone in the next 7 days and will be ordering BSE's iPhone full body skin ($7). They state that it will not interfere with the multi-touch screen. I can definitely vouch for BSE as I've applied their Macbook full body skin on 7 different Macbooks and their owners say its really "invisible".
 

raghauler

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Jul 30, 2007
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iPhone screen cleaning

I still have "problem" with oily skin, especially my face (I am 42). I end up using eye-glass cleaner and wipe once a day.

As a long-time eye-glass wearer, I caution everyone to only wipe the glass with a soft cloth. If at all possible, the glass/cloth should be wet/damp to prevent scratching.

Scratching is not usually a problem with cleaning sweat and skin oil, but, the silica found in dirt/dust, and salt (if you live near the ocean) will create what I call "micro" scratches. Over a period of a year or so a haze will form on the surface. I guess one could use a glass polisher to get rid of the fine scratches, though.

Just my 1/2 cent.

Cheers
 

TurboSC

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Aug 4, 2007
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I have the BSE protector and I just wipe it down with the inside of my T-Shirt every other day or so, or at night before I go to bed...

Sometimes during the day when I talk on the phone for about 5 minutes and my ear leaves crap on the screen. ew.
 

projectle

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I have this thing called a pocket.
When I put the iPhone into the pocket or remove it from the pocket, the screen is all clean.

It's a kind of magic!
 

keysofanxiety

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Heh, I normally give my screen a grubby wipe with my shirt every now and then. It's only when removing the case that I feel the need to properly wipe it down ... they get filthy with cases on. :confused:
 

mizmimi02

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Every time I'm done using it. It's a bad habit, and one I'm not happy with. Why can't I let it be finger print smudged? WHYYYY? Seriously though, every time I'm done using it.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Seems like an almost 8 year old discussion is back.

I wipe mine here and there when there are noticeable smudges or dust or something like that.
 
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e93to

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I'm OCD. After each time my phone (or any other things that I regularly touch) has been exposed to outside world, I wipe phone and the leather case with Clorox. And then I wipe with my damp microfiber cloth to get rid of residue.
 

ardchoille50

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I might give my iPhone a wipe with a soft cloth now and then but I find that I don't have to clean it very often.
 
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