iPhone Aluminium Loses Dry/Matte Feel

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NickMcCandless, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. NickMcCandless macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    For those who use their iPhones naked do you notice with time the alumnium of the phone seems to absorb our natural body oils and loses the dry/matte feel? I notice when I get new iPhone the aluminium feels much better likely due to not being exposed to regular finger and hand touching.

    Anyone else experience this? Any way to prevent this without a new case?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Agreed. I have a 6s Plus and an iPhone 7. The 7 has a much more sandy feel, as to where my 6s had this at the beginning, but has a more smooth texture over time.
  3. caelius macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2015
    Innsbruck, Austria
    Yop, agree. Noticed it with my 6, too, even though I have to say that I don't really mind as it still feels quite nice after two years of touching and grabbing. :)
  4. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014

    It's the inherent good design. I say the same thing about the wife after 7 years.

    (the feeling nice after years of touching and grabbing bit, not the sandy bit) :D
  5. mustu macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    You can wash the 7 now a bit of soap would do wonders :)

  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The anodized surface will actually get smoother with wear.
  7. Breaking Good macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2012
    Try some alcohol wipes or some screen cleaner Nguyen wipes.
  8. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Glad to know I'm not the only one, anyone found something that restores the feel?
  9. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Im already losing it on my new iPhone 7 Plus :( Wish there was a way to keep that same feel

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