what do you guys use to clean the iphone screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by huskerwr38, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. huskerwr38 macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2008
    So I just got my white iphone 3g today, and it's the first time I've ever owned one. Anyways, I didn't realize how dirty and greasy it gets! What do you guys use to clean the phone with?
  2. FaustArp macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I use eyeglass lens cleaner, and lens tissues. I use them for my camera lenses and other optics as well. The stuff dries quick and doesn't streak, and is perfect for removing fingerprints and face-gunk.

    You can get them at any LensCrafters or Pearl Vision center.
  4. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

    Next Tuesday

    Sep 14, 2006
    Put a skin on it (invisi-shield, BSE, bodyguardz, etc..) and it wont get as smudgy looking and dirty. Plus it wont get scratched.
  5. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    If I'm not around water then I lick my pinky and wipe it on the screen and then wipe the screen with my shirt.

    When I'm at home I use the cloth that came with it, because it works well. I would take the cloth with me when I go out but I lost 2 before.
  6. rioja macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I use the little cloth it came with 2-3 times a day.

    Every other day or so I get one little drop of water on my pinky and dab it in the middle of the screen. I then rub the surface very firmly with either toilet paper or a soft-style paper towel. (Not the rough kind you'd find in a public restroom.)

    Then, I repeat that with the back.

    I find that's all it needs.
  8. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I put the anti-smudge/glare screen protector on mine, so I usually just use my t-shirt, shirt or paper towel and it's fine.
  9. Dayron14 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2008
    same here!:D
  10. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2008
  11. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Word! Works good enough for me.
  12. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    Yeah I just use my shirt as well. Come on people people, the iPhone's screen is GLASS. It does not scratch just by looking at it like the iPod (non-touch) screens do, which have a plastic coating. Heck, even the back of my iPhone 3G doesn't show a single scratch and I've kept it naked in my pocket every day since I got it on July 11. This thing is much more resilient than anyone is giving it credit for.

    Having said that, I do have a big micro chamois cloth that I've wiped it down with once when I just wanted to clean it up from any of the oils from my hands... no cleaning solution used though... but this isn't something I feel the need to regularly do. In fact, if you let it stay smudgy instead of constantly trying to keep it spic 'n span, you'll notice the smudging much less in general because it won't stand out so much
  13. Bambeezer macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Rubbing alcohol. Gets the screen squeaky clean.
  14. coolant113 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    i got a screen protector on it. it works like magic:apple::apple:
  15. huskerwr38 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2008
    where did you guys get your screen protector, the apple store?
  16. huskerwr38 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2008
    where did you guys get your screen protector, the apple store? And how much was it?
  17. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    iKlear works wonders. I clean iPhone then use it to clean my monitors, laptop screens and TV. All my other appliances benefit from me cleaning my iPhone on consistent basis.
  18. mattrobs macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    My jeans pocket seems to do the cleaning for me.
  19. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    I keep my iPhone in one of the Oakley sunglasses soft pouches which of course doubles as a cleaning cloth.
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    It must work like magic. People keep answering this question with 'screen protector' and nothing else.

    So when you get skin oil and sweat on the screen protector, it just magically takes care of that? I'd still think you'd need to get the sweat off of the protector somehow. But based on the posts I'm reading...you don't?

    (Same question to you "shirt" people. After you wipe the oil and sweat around in a circle with your shirt...then what?)
  21. ssmith1005 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
    I use "opti-mist" It's a lens cleaner for glasses, tv's, cameras, iphone...etc

    I spray a couple shots on a soft washcloth, and rub the iphone around in the washcloth, comes out feeling new every time, no slimy slippery feeling :D
  22. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Ohhh in my white-T!!!

    Translation: I use my undershirt.
  23. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    I put my 1st gen into the washer and dryer often but it kept violating the warranty. And I found that it didn't work as well as before I put it in. But I think that was an OS issue

    All kidding aside - I have a screen protector on mine and don't have any issues.

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