Keeping the Ipad clean

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadget123, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Anybody find it's hard keeping it clean, finger marks, blemishes or if you place it down anywhere? I find I just clean it and it's as bad as ever again? :eek:
  2. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    It's hard to keep it from getting grimey after some use, but I am amazed at how just a light wipedown with a microfiber cloth makes it look like new again. You don't have to put much elbow grease into it to get it cleaned off.
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Dont let that bother u. That's how it is, unless u don't use it.
  4. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Agreed. I clean my idevice with a microfiber cloth every couple of days and they look great. If the smudges are really bad i'll add a drop of water.
  5. Zeos macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Use iklear and keep their micro clothe handy. I applied Ghost Armour to my Pad, and that helps reduce fingerprints and smudges a lot.
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    1. Wash your hands thoroughly before using the iPad. I recommend using dish soap.

    2. Don't touch the iPad. The capacitive screen will actually sense your finger a small distance from the screen. Practice getting as close to the screen as you can without touching it, then move half the remaining distance closer. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. ;)

    3. Use a stylus when you don't need multitouch. Keep the stylus clean.
  7. HengenJL macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    +1 for microfiber cloth. its all I need to clean the screen of my iPads.
  8. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Anybody use furniture polish? Brings up a shine on mine.
  9. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    It's hard to keep it clean.

    I clean the finger smudges off every few days with a microfiber cloth + LCD cleaning liquid.

    If you are using it in direct sunlight, there will be always some smudges that you will see from my experience. Using it in a darker room it's so much less noticeable.
  10. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Are you serious, that just sounds bad. Lol
  11. genexrocket macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    Just wipe it down with a damp napkin once in a while, that's what I do.
  12. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    I agree, that really is a bad idea.

    Personally, I use a nice mix of Clorox bleach and hand sanitizer. Also, here's a nice tip: if your home button ever gets a little too hard to press, or "squishy", just slather some mower oil on a rag and rub it in. Works like magic. And if you use your iPad without a case, try some sand paper on the aluminum. Keeps the surface from being so slippery in your hands.

    Hope that helps guys!

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