Windex on Ipod Touch??!!!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iluvtennis88, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. iluvtennis88 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    ok, i just got my itouch, and from my friends touching it and stuff, there were tons of fingerprints, and the microfiber cloth didn't get rid of them. so, i sprayed some windex on a kleenex and rubbed it gently on the screen. is it gonna screw up my itouch??? if it does, is there any way to remedy it?? please answer, and thanks. :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  2. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    You said sprayed and rubbed so I am going to assume you already did it, so just touch it and see if it responds, and if it doesn't take it to Apple.
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Of course not. It's glass. You used glass cleaner on glass.

    Unless you didn't get any inside of the device it's perfectly safe. I always use windex on any glass screen, you'd be mad to pay £20/$30 for Apple's recommended iKlear screen cleaner.
  4. pepi macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Don't spray the cleaner directly on the iPod. Spray it on the cloth and then clean it.
  5. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
    I get a damp paper towel and wipe mine off all the time and dry it on a hand towel. As long as you don't DUMP it in the windex you're ok...
  6. transmaster macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2010
    I use disinfectant wipes The one I use is a brand I have at the hospital I work at and is not generally available however what you need to do is find one that does not leave a residue behind such as the Clorox brand. One thing I would suggest with really cuts down on finger prints is a plastic shield for your screen. My Touch has had one installed from day one and it really makes a huge difference. Here is the one I use.
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    i wouldn't use it as it as ammonia in it that could cause whatever coating is on the glass to come off over time.
  8. ascendedoshen macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Never use cleaner on an iPod!

    This is spot on! Windex and all other glass cleaners strip glass of it's natural oils and an iPod is NOT JUST GLASS as some dodo bird mentioned use only damp cloth or you will ruin it!
  9. trsnrtr macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2009
    Central Illinois, USA
    Agree with the above. No cleaners at all, especially Windex. Wrong kind of glass. From pg. 46 of the iPod manual that nobody seems to read:

    " Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPod touch."
  10. evilspoons macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    The above is true for TVs and monitors (flat panel & tube) and pretty much anything else modern with a display.

    Use display cleaner that is specifically designed to not ruin the optical coatings on them (I think glasses cleaner is ok too, but I haven't checked).

    Don't use a kleenex either, they're quite abrasive. Use a microfibre cloth thingy.
  11. Panther71 macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Cham-Bana, IL
    Where does one get an iPod manual? There wasn't anything in the packaging with my iPod Touch.
  12. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    It should be a link in safari or on
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I spray windex on a paper towel and then use the paper towel to clean my iPhone 3Gs and 4G all the time.
  14. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010
    Scotch tape

    I use no liquids to clean my ipod touch. Use scotch tape and it will lift all the fingerprints away like magic. Makes the screen look brand new.

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