Using lens spray cleaner to clean iPad's screen.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fel10, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. fel10 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2010
    Woodstock, GA USA
    Yesterday I used my lens spray cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean the screen of my iPad. I put it to sleep and everything while I was cleaning it.

    I was just wondering if Its ok to keep cleaning my iPad like that or should I not use the lens cleaner spray?
  2. kilidar macrumors member

    May 24, 2010
  3. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central England
    Use of any chemical cleaner on iPad's screen is not to be recommended!
  4. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Even with my PowerSupport Crystal Film on my iPad, I do not use spray cleaner...

    There really is nothing more effective, IMHO, than a SLIGHTLY damp microfiber cloth, then a quick rub with the dry portion.
  5. cymonesays macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2010
    I found a cleaning solution, finally!!!

    These guys put together this iPad safe cleaning solution that doesn't kill the screen film. It doesn't smell like it has alcohol, but it gets the fingerprints and stuff off mad quick! I ordered this MDI-72 for $10 bucks and its working like a charm. I found them here --> Check them aout and whatever you do DON'T use alchohol or those screen cleaners. I'm afraid of putting anything too harsh on my iPad. Apple says they tear up the screen's special coating.
  6. rjgonzales macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2006
    Any lens cleaner approved for use on lenses with a anti-reflective coating should be fine. Most stuff from your local eye-doctor is fine. Whatever you do, avoid anything with acetone, ammonia, or alcohol. If in doubt, a slightly damp microfiber cloth is fine.
  7. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    I've been using windex since the first iPhone came out. Never had any problems. I don't spray it directly on the screen. I spray on a paper towel lightly, let it dry just a tad the wipe the screen with it. I only do this when that coating crap seems to not work anymore. Don't be scared to use window cleaner. The coating doesn't last forever. But of cohere there are about be people commenting after who will say that it is a stupid idea, yet my iPad and iPhones have never had a scratch or any kind of discoloration or anything since 2007
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I've been doing this for ages with no problems. It's the cheapest and easiest way to keep them clean. If you can use it with glasses that have special coatings then it'll definitely work on an iDevice with just an oleophobic coating.
  9. Cloysterpeteuk macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    What reason do people use a spray on it for?, my micro fibre cloth wipes of all my prints with little effort, what's the spray needed for when the screen comes up lovely just with the cloth?.
  10. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Exactly. Microfiber works beautifully. I bought a lifetime suppy for my girlfriend as she was using WINDEX on her iPhone!
  11. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    I'd avoid using any chemical-based solutions on a "naked" iPad screen. However, I find the pre-moistened lens cleaning cloths (i.e., alcohol moistened) are the best when you're using a screen protector.

    They get the grease off a bit quicker, microfiber clothes tend to start smearing the screen after a few wipes.
  12. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    Slightly moist microfibre plus a dry microfibre to work out the smudges is all you need. Don't let anybody else tell(sell) you otherwise.
  13. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    I've never had to use any kind of chemical on my iphone or ipad just a good microfiber cloth cleans it up good.
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA

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