Using glasses cleaner on the screen?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Traxan, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Traxan macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2008
    I've been using a dry wipe and it's useless to clean the screen of smudges. I read you should only use water, not an astringent. But what about the spray cleaners you get from eye glasses shops? They have isopropanol, an alcohol derivative. Yes or no on using that?
  2. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2013
    Hi There,

    Ive been using a product called "Muc-off"
    Staff were using it to clean demo iPads
    The product does not list the chemicals but states it is safe for,
    iPad/iPod/Smart phone/Laptop/iPad and LCD TV screen
    Also states antibacterial
    Comes with a microtype cloth and spray bottles of varying sizes

    When the apple staff were using it, and they sold it to me, it must be OK
  3. beauparc macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2011
    I've been using Isopropanol on my original iPad ever since I bought it and it is still in perfect condition. Works a treat :)

    I also use it on my TV screen, computer monitor, Galaxy phone and anything else with a glass surface. And, yes, even on my glasses too.
  4. TyPod macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    I use it all the time and makes my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro screens look like new.
  5. raggdoll macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2012
    Toronto GTA
  6. LeiLei macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    I use my glasses cleaner as well (and I even found an old eyeglass cloth!). One of my pet peeves is definitely having an icky smudged iPad/iPhone screen.
  7. viewfly, Mar 25, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2013

    viewfly macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2009

    windex is good for plain glass, not coated glass like eyeglasses or iPads and such. It contains ammonia and phosphates. It will not harm the glass but will remove AR or oleophobic coatings over time.

    Spit or water and a micro fiber or eyeglass cloth will remove everything and not remove the oleophobic coating.

    Isopropanol is less severe, but not recommended either by apple.

    Muc off is a non alcoholic cleaner like the non- Purell hand cleaners. I think. Muc off stocked CDU with LED MSDS.pdf

    From the horse's mouth:

    iPhone 4
    Clean iPhone immediately if it comes into contact with any contaminants that may cause stains, such as ink, dyes, makeup, dirt, food, oils, and lotions. To clean iPhone, unplug all cables and turn off iPhone (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then slide the onscreen slider). Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone. The front and back glass surfaces have an oleophobic coating. To remove fingerprints, simply wipe these surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch the glass.
  8. raggdoll macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2012
    Toronto GTA
    :eek: please ignore my advice :)

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