Screen Cleaning for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by holyindian, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. holyindian macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2009
    Hi all,

    What do you use to clean your ipad screen. I have seen a lot of the shelf products at bestbuy.. but not only they are all expensive, but look useless.
  2. wizee macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2011
    Phillips LCD screen cleaner w/cloth, at Target $9.00 US
  3. JayInNJ macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2009
    Paper towel and multi-surface windex. Just spray on the towel and wipe. It is just glass and aluminum.
  4. HengenJL macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Microfiber cloth is all you'll ever need. you can find them at any eyeglass store for a couple of bucks.

    never use windex on the iPad or iPhone as it will mess up the oleophobic coating thats on the glass.
  5. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Midlife, Midwest
    Absolutely the WORST POSSIBLE way of cleaning your iPad.

    Windex, and other household chemical cleaners, will destroy the oleophobic coating on the screen. And paper towels contain wood fibers that put micro-scratches on it.

    To clean the iPad use ONLY microfiber cloths. If necessary, use a small amount of distilled water or isoproyl alcohol to remove stubborn spots.

    See Apple Support for more details:
    But, please, never, never, never use windex or paper towels!
  6. patrickj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    I use Microfiber cloths from Mobile Cloth. I honestly always thought one microfiber cloth was just like any other until I tried these. They make it much faster and easier to clean the screen, and get it cleaner than any others I've seen.

    I occasionally use a little bit of iKlear from Apple but usually just a Mobile Cloth.
  7. holyindian thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2009
    Yea, one of my older touch screen phone (not the iphone) got scratches due to cleaning the screen with soft tissue paper.
    A lot of times the microfiber cloth does not remove some fingerprints.. what to do abt them??:confused:
  8. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    I use microfiber cloths from RadTech -- they are wonderful for the iPad, iPhone and my computer monitors. A tiny bit of water if necessary to remove stubborn spots and a gentle wipe of the microfiber cloth does the trick.
  9. macking104 macrumors 6502


    Jan 14, 2003
    California, USA
    You can get microfiber cloths at various retailers like Target, Smart & Final, etc...
  10. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Only use rain water collected by virgins from islands in the South Pacific. Anything else and you'll destroy your iPad.

    If the micofiber cloth by itself doesn't work, just get it slightly damp with water and try again.

    No matter what you use, probably the easiest way to damage the screen is by going OCD on your screen cleaning. It's a touch screen, it's going to get fingerprints on it. Cleaning it for 10 minutes every hour on the hour is just going to lead to disappointment.
  11. AWflorida macrumors newbie


    Jul 2, 2010
    Warm water

    Warm water on a lint free cloth and a micro fiber one to wipe it dry. The warm water takes away all the oils and other gunk left on the screen and the micro fiber really helps with buffing the screen back to new.
  12. whiskeyred macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2009

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