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augustya

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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 ?
 

bmclaurin

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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.
 
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augustya

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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.

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.
 

sjleworthy

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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 :)
 

augustya

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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 :)

Did you have a Apple Leather Smart Cover or the Silicon one ? Did you use it on the Leather one ?
 

Night Spring

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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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