How to avoid fingerprints/smudges from attracting on an iPhone

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  1. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know how I can keep heavy smudges and fingerprints from coating my iPhone screen? I understand keeping an iPhone spotless is nearly impossible, but my iPhone 7 quickly keeps attracting a heavy quantity or smudges no matter how many times in a day I clean it. Any advice would help, thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Try to keep your hands and fingers clean.
    It's a touchscreen so you will have to touch it with your fingers and that will leave fingerprints obviously.
    Unless you use it with rubber gloves on to avoid any smudges or fingerprints on the screen.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    A new screen protector every few months will leave it more smudge resistant. The screen and protectors lose the coating after awhile.
     
  4. Remington Steel macrumors member

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    That just comes with the territory man. Until some mad scientist creates a "smudge free" screen, you will be wiping down your screen forever.
     
  5. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The thing is, I know people who use their phone just as much (if not more) as I do, yet keep their phone in a cleaner condition...
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They use a screen protector of some sort or just wipe it more often.
     
  7. Remington Steel macrumors member

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    Or the OP has more "greasy finger syndrome" which is highly possible. Not trying to be funny....
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, happens to me too after I eat a cheeseburger or a slice of pepperoni pizza.
    Then I sit there and wonder why there's smudges on my screen and other peoples iphone's are cleaner than mine:D
     
  9. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I hate that too! That's all I see on my iPhone and iPad. I'm all for a smudge free screen, that's what innovation is for lol
     
  10. Remington Steel macrumors member

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    Yeah....me too...lol
    I'm like "wth!"
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The screen has an oleophobic coating on it from the factory to protect from prints/minor scratches, which wears eventually. But I believe it can be re-applied to the display.
     
  12. Newtons Apple, Feb 16, 2017
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    Their hands must be cleaner.

    I see people eating and using their phone at the same time. No way those French fries are not smeared on the screen.

    Just wash you hands several times a day and you screen has to stay cleaner.

    It is just simple physics.
     

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