Washing iPad Smart Cover with Plain Water ?

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  1. augustya macrumors 68020

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    is it safe to wash the iPad-3/4 Only smart covers not the case with plain water ? What if I just hold the Smart Cover under running tap water and gently rinse it ? Any harm ? Will it damage the Smart Cover ?
     
  2. bmclaurin macrumors member

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    I use dish soap and water to clean both the silicone and microfiber sides of mine. Lather it up fairly well with a sponge and rinse thoroughly. Then let air dry overnight. It does wonders for removing oil buildup that transfers over time from the screen to the MF, as well as other tiny pieces of debris that gets picked up by the MF. I wouldn't do that with a leather one though.
     
  3. augustya thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have a Apple leather Smart Cover with the Micro fibre side inside and leather outside. Should I run it under tap water ? The Micro fibre side has picked up a lot of minute debris so thinking of cleaning it.
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    i've used a gentle soapy water hand wash (small dish and a cloth or sponge) numerous times before now, even on my grubby new ASK. doesn't harm the thing per se, but it is most delicate, so be gentle with it :)
     
  5. augustya thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Did you have a Apple Leather Smart Cover or the Silicon one ? Did you use it on the Leather one ?
     
  6. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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  7. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    Water and dish soap works well with the plastic smart cover
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't dunk the leather in water. Wipe with soapy sponge or cloth, as others have suggested. Let it dry throughly, then if you have leather conditioner, like ones for handbags or shoes, apply some lightly and rub it in well.
     

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