Replacement iPad screen showing more fingerprints

Discussion in 'iPad' started by qtrim, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. qtrim macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2011
    I had my sons iPad Mini screen replaced at our local Batteries+ and I've noticed it fingerprints way more than the original.

    Question: Do replacement screens tend to have some coating that needs to be cleaned off, or is it perhaps that the replacement isn't oleophobic coated? Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    All iOS devices have a coating on them that will keep fingerprints off. They call it an "oleophobic" coating that will resist fingerprints. My guess is that the replacement glass wasn't made by Apple (third party) so it doesn't have this coating :)
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am also betting that your screen was not a real factory screen as Apple does not sell it parts to Battery+.

    I had no idea that Battery+ did iPad repairs!
  4. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    unless you got an iPad Air 2 which added an anti reflection coating but made finger prints a LOT more visible which is a real pain in the rear end
  5. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    Yeah i noticed the fingerprints on my air 2, but the anti reflective coating is absolutely amazing. I wish the next iPhone gets it!!

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