What do you use to clean your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CKohkah, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. CKohkah macrumors 6502

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    Besides a cloth...

    Does anyone use air duster? You know, the compressed air in a can? I'm mainly talking about the areas in the headphone jack and the base of the phone where you connect it to your computer.
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I just use a cloth. I'd be afraid of liquid stuff. Be careful with the air dusters. They have liquid in them and have a tendency to squirt liquid if the can gets tipped then sprayed. I would not suggest it. At all. If you are going to use a liquid anything, put it on a cloth first, then wipe, avoiding sensitive areas.
     
  3. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    I used a cloth that came with my first iPhone. Also be careful using the air duster as sometimes that can spray liquid C02, which can trip the moisture sensors.
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I use a nice metal brillo pad with some bleach. Is that going to damage my 3gs?
     
  5. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    My trouser pocket lining seems to clean my 3GS screen perfectly well...
     
  6. CKohkah thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what I was concerned about... tho I've seen the "Geniuses" at the Apple store use it at times. I still don't trust it.
     
  7. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Take what they do with a grain of salt. Remember that most of them are trendy hipsters who have no respect for other people's property. One of them used a "tool" in the back room to get a case off my phone that I tried in their store. It left 3 marks on my old 3G. I now supervise their actions and will snatch my phone away in a heartbeat if they do something stupid.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It may. It depends on whether you rub in circular motions or from left to right. Also, there are other posts about the hazards of using bleach in combination with certain manufacturers of brillo bads. You need to use the ones that state they are iPhone friendly on the box. Anyway, we'll need more information to answer your question.

    So, SamCraig, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today? :)
     
  9. samcraig macrumors P6

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    The wrong side of the bed would be the wall. Ouch. What - can't I make jokes here too? I do have a sense of humor you know...
     
  10. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, keep all eyes open and refuse that they disappear with your phone (or mac).
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Yeah, but usually you're so serious. Besides, you didn't put a smiley and some of these posters might actually go use a brillo pad now (not to mention the bleach). :D
     
  12. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Too late. :( A smiley could have saved my phone.
     
  13. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I read it on MacRumors so it MUST be true LOL
     
  14. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    i use the end of a cotton swab slightly dampened with H20 molecules.
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Blame samcraig ;)

    You mean everything's not true on here?????
     
  16. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I can't figure out how to use my front-facing camera. I can't even find the iChat feature. :(
     
  17. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You must have a lemon. I'd bring it back to the genius bar
     
  18. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    They don't like me there. :( I've already gotten 12 replacements for various problems. And I mean BIG problems. Can you believe that my bezel was one half of a unicorn's tail hair higher on the right side of my iPhone? :mad:
     
  19. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Gasp! Demand a replacement!

    Oh, have you tried the new iCall app? It's only $0.99 and works great.
     
  20. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Will it finally enable my MMS and tethering? :(
     
  21. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Use iMMS and iTether for that!

    My son told me that you can clean Macs by using a dishwasher. I wonder if that works for the iPhone?
     
  22. samcraig macrumors P6

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    12 replacements? Please. You're an amateur. I'm on my 28th 3GS. 26 of those replacements were because the screen brightness on my unit was 1/10 of candle watt off from my friend's and I don't think I should have to suffer for having a phone I couldn't use the way it was meant to. The other two returns involved an underwater shark attack and iphone pavement drag racing contest I had with a friend. Technically I was completely at fault. But you know I got game. After 26 returns, the 27th and 28th are like a walk in the park!
     
  23. aidricksdad macrumors regular

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    i use spit and the homeless guy on the corners pants

    oh wait you mean my iphone?

    oh just stick in my pocket and when i pull it out its clean again
     
  24. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Unfortunately you also have to buy iHangup or you're stuck eating tons of minutes going buy each month
     

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