Windex on iPhone 4S

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    So I got a little dirt on the outter edges of my white iPhone and sprayed a little Windex on a paper towel and wiped it off. Is that safe for the paint/glass/etc?
     
  2. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    bad idea. windex will probably ruin your oleophobic coating. use something designed for cleaning screens/lcd's
     
  3. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    It's bad for any glass that have coatings, almost all screens have them.
     
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    Probably should've asked that before applying the windex.
     
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    In less time than it took to create a thread and read responses, you could have read the included instructions that answer your question.
     
  7. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well I have a screen protector on. It's was for the rubberish looking outline. No Windex got on the screen.
     
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    Look on the bright side, at least you didn't use a brillo pad :)

    I don't think using windex just once will damage your phone. If you do use windex over and over again, you will see a little bit of wear and tear on the device over time, by making it more scratch with a harsh cleaner like windex. If you really care about how your device looks say a year or two from now, i'd suggest getting a cleaner without ammonia or specifically one that is specially made for electronics with LCD's. But those can be pricey.

    Also, try to use a damp (not wet!) cloth or paper towel, it's cheaper and most likely you can have one quicker than going to the store to pick up a LCD cleaner.

    Whatever you do, don't spray anything directly on the phone. You can accidentally cause water damage to the phone.
     
  9. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just use some water. All you have to do is dampen a towel and wipe.
     
  10. ijohnbro macrumors regular

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    water gets it clean?
     
  11. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Yup! Just go by a nice microfiber cloth from your local computer store. Dampen it slightly and wipe your iPhone clean! It works like a charm. You should never have to use anything on your iPhone other than a damp microfiber rag. :)
     
  12. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    This! I clean all of my Apple products once every couple of weeks with iKlear.
     
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  14. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    There's no point in making a thread asking if you should do something if you are just going to go and do it anyway before you get answers. :rolleyes:
     
  15. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Would help to specify that in your OP which asks about "paint/glass".
     
  16. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    yep. all of their cables and stuff are a massive ripoff, but their screen cleaner is actually really good.
     
  17. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    It should be distilled water, not tap water.
     
  18. evilrt macrumors regular

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    if none got on the screen then wtf was the point of this topic?
     
  19. ijohnbro macrumors regular

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    what flavor do they make it in?

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    mmhmm it's an iPhone make sure it's imported distilled water and it wouldn't hurt to give it extra filtration.
     
  20. VidPro macrumors 6502a

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    It's still a useful thread. Sheesh.

    Anyway don't worry. I've used windex for ages and I see no issues. Paper towels is a no no. Microfiber cloth dampened with some windex will be fine. Not a good idea on a TV though.
     
  21. ijohnbro macrumors regular

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    I can see your Dad yelling at you back when you were a child " Son put some soap on that sponge and get behind your ears, water isn't going to get it clean" and he says " Get some soap in that belly button, im tired of smelling it"


    LOL
     

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