Lubricating iPad Screen to Increase Responsiveness and Improve Scrolling

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  1. whocaresit, Jan 19, 2012
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    whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes scrolling too much can cause a burning sensation in the finger tips.. Has anyone tried lubricating the iPad screen with some oil to make the screen smoother and more responsive?

    What kind of oil would you recommend and what amount? :confused:
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Bad idea. Ever see the streaks from your fingerprints on the screen? Oil will be the same, but 50x worse.
     
  3. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    I think that you should try all sorts of different oils and lubricants, one at a time. Take notes, take pictures, write a blog about it.

    I really want somebody to do this.
     
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  5. Heebeejeebies macrumors regular

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    That's like using lubrication during sex. It's fun during, but after, you have to take a shower or it won't come off.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Oil contains minerals and chemical compounds which can cause damage to your screen.

    I just wipe mine with a damp anti static cloth. Scrolling restored to smoothness without the need to resort to anything drastic.

    Some here recommend Iclear, but I can't vouch for it..... Haven't tried it.
     
  7. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Pennzoil works good for me. Sometimes I squirt some KY Jelly on it.


    In all honesty, this would probably be bad in the long run. The olophobic (SP??) coating would surely come off.
     
  8. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    You're doing it wrong.

    Try putting condoms on your thumb and index finger.
     
  9. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I am trying to picture how madly you who have to be scrolling to have your figure tips to get hot!:eek:

    Regardless, lubricating the screen is not advised and maybe we need to look at how we are using the iPad.:confused:
     
  10. BrennerM macrumors regular

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    Buy an anti-glare screen protector, I find it better than the unprotected screen.
     
  11. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    a$$troglide would work the best. when you are done put the iPad in the washing machine. repeat next day.
     
  12. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had or heard of this problem.

    Drink more water and use lotion on your hands so the skin isn't so dry and raw. Or worst case, use a stylus.
     
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  14. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Surely you can't be serious. A burning sensation on your fingertips from scrolling? What the hell are you looking at that you have to scroll that intensely?
     
  15. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    my dad tends to use 5W-30 its excellent and the car runs amazing, you should try it too.
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Not lubrication. It's actually cleanness of the iPad.

    When the screen is clean it's smoother. When it's full of junk on it it's more sticky.
     
  17. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Actually oil from your finger tips is what smoothens it.

    OP: I highly recommend 1-2 litres of cooking oil added in 500 ml volumes throughout the day
     
  18. mac.junkie macrumors member

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    There are some really GREAT replies here. LMAO!!! :D
     
  19. techkidd4400 macrumors regular

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    Well, that burning sensation is not really in your finger tips. Get off the sofa and go to the bathroom.
     
  20. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Get sweaty... It'll make your fingers slide across your iPad slick as ;)
     
  21. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Just when you think you have heard it all . . . .
     
  22. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Has your iPad been faithful to you? Might want to check it for an STD...
     
  23. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Some non-touch optimized games such as dual stick shooters require constant movement of finger on display.
     
  24. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    Ah, looks like none of you have discovered the amazing VTT HD (Virtual Table Tennis HD), otherwise you would be able to sympathise with the OP…

    Still wouldn't dare putting lube on my iPad though!
     

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