Too Much Fingerprints on iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by seasurfer, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. seasurfer, Nov 12, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015

    seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Is it just me or it is the way it is?

    I realized that my black bezel iPad Pro easily get fingerprints all over the place. I cleaned it but everything will come back again once I start using it. My hands and fingers are clean.

    For those who have the white iPad, do you notice fingerprints easily?
  2. highdefjunkie macrumors 6502


    Apr 12, 2010
    Yeah, funny now that you mentioned it. It seems my Pro has a lot more fingerprints than my Ipad Air 2.
  3. Mike Reed macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    Columbus, OH
    I noticed that myself as well. I'm not sure if it's really attracting more fingerprints than its counterparts or if they're just more obvious given the larger surface area. If it's not just my perception tricking me maybe the oleophobic coating is different than other iDevices (or not present).
  4. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm also wondering if the oleophobic coating is different or non-existent due to the anticipated Pencil usage. I'm noticing a LOT of prints too -- I hate to always be wiping it down with a microfiber (you can actually cause more microscratches by wiping it too much), but it seems to show up more than on my Air.
  5. jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    I'm seeing this too.
  6. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Once again the Vain Apple Faithful's obsession with how the device looks rather than functions is a never ending topic.
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Stop touching it then!
    Bigger area+oils on human skin=more finger prints.
  8. APPLfanCA macrumors regular

    May 13, 2015
    Yes and it is driving me insane. I am never one that complains about little things, I'm pretty passive, but the fingerprints are crazy. -_-
  9. d28z28 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2015
    Haha I noticed a crazy amount of fingerprints on mine, too. Doesn't really bother me - but I have noticed it. Never really noticed on my iPad Air.
  10. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Might be the larger surface area. But I notice fingerprints on my Air 2 all the time. Now I've just gotten used to them and ignore them rather than constantly wiping my screen.
  11. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    I notice it. I use a capacitive stylus almost always, so it's not an issue for me, but I could see this as an issue for some.

    Now if they had the damn pencils........
  12. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Wonder if anyone feel that the white iPad make you feel there are less fingerprints?
  13. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    I'm surprised no one has said the obvious. "You're touching it wrong". :D
  14. E Train macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2015
    Has a
    Has ANYONE here bought a screen shield/protector? The ZAGG is the expensive one, but I'll buy it if it makes a big enough difference. Absolutely more fingerprints on the iPad Pro than on my iPad.

    Screen shield recommendations, anyone??
  15. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    More oils creates a drag and skip when using Apple pencil. When using the pencil to draw I have to clean the screen every five minutes for surface uniformity.
  16. Xprmntr macrumors regular


    Nov 18, 2015
    Yup, u can see me vigorously wiping my pro at Barnes and noble like a crazy nerd
  17. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Regardless of whether you get a glass protector, a film, or go bare...a cheap microfiber cloth is pretty easy to do.
  18. PattyMc macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    I answered in the other threads, I have a screen protector on my IPP, but there are MANY protectors out there and each one covers a different personal preference. The glass seems to offer more protection for breakage, the matte to reduce reflections, etc.

    The screen protector I installed on my IPP is very simply the most like the original screen that I have found, it does help with the fingerprints/smudges doesn't completely remove them but it helps a lot. It is so clear and sharp, I can't even tell I have one on my screen! No rainbow effect, no screen discoloration, doesn't darken my screen at all. The Pencil works exactly like it does on bare screen with just the tiniest bit of extra tooth, but no dragging at all.

    This is what I have on mine and I really recommend for folks who want to keep their screen as original as possible but just like to have a screen protector on their screens.

    One thing I'd add is if you purchase this one is too give it a wipe after install with a slightly moistened microfiber cloth, it will help to remove any factory "stuff" that may be on it, when I first put mine on I thought ugh I don't know about this...until I wiped it down, now I'm very satisfied.
  19. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    If you reduce the amount of moisturizer you use, it may help otherwise it is a fingerprint magnet. I just keep a clothe to wipe the prints once a day.
  20. baypharm, Dec 31, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015

    baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    If Apple would make an anti-glare screen option like they did for the macbook pros of yesteryear this would be a non issue. The anti-reflective coating (used in ipad air 2) eventually wears off and causes streaking.
  21. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2011
    I installed a Zagg clear (non-glass) protector and that did the trick. I too hated the pile of fingerprints; I had to clean the screen by mid-day on a normal office day.
  22. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I was wondering that very fact when I and my kids were playing with the IPP at our local Apple Store before the holidays. It seemed prone to fingerprints when being used.
  23. malandra macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2003
    I have a cheapish glass screen protector and it's making me a little nauseous. Not recommended. I'll be trying a matte option when I figure out the best one.
  24. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2013
    I swear by this matte screen protector

    Im using it right now. No bubbles, good balance, very light.

    It applies like a Zagg. So you have to put solution on and everything. It was the first time i did something like that so it was scary applying all this liquid on my new ipad pro. But once the product was dried and finish, you barely even notice the protector, and you just think the Ipad Pros screen was matte.

    I got the idea from this Youtube reviewer, who happens to be an artist.


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