Wiping screen with cloth??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sanders4617, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. sanders4617 macrumors member

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    Ok.. So I had no idea that my 3G phone came with a black cloth. I guess I never looked hard enough. I was opening it up today and noticed it. I cleaned off my iPhone 4 screen and now its really clean (of course once i touch it, it will change)..

    So is it ok to wipe the screen with the cloths? I'm sure it is.. but afterwards, I started focusing on the feel of the screen.

    I was thinking that when I first opened the phone.. the screen was really smooth and my fingers would slide without resistance.. now I have myself thinking that after wiping it off.. its stickier and gives resistance.

    I probably need to just rest. haha.
     
  2. draz macrumors 6502a

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    Go sleep and get up in the morning and realize what silly post you just made :p


    haha just kidding... Nothing wrong with cleaning your screen, but if you are paranoid just buy a screen protector and wipe away all you want.
     
  3. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    If you never cleaned your screen, your iPhone would be the most gross thing since Windows...
     
  4. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    I CONSTANTLY wipe down my screen with a cloth much like the one you described and I assure you that the phone is fine. I wipe down my iPhone 4 and iPad after every time I touch it.
     
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  6. sanders4617 thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha.. I actually prefer Windows over Mac OS anyday of the week.. but I won't get into that. lol

    Yeah.. I'm just really weird about things like that.. I start focusing in so much that I lose sight of whats really there.
     
  7. Moneyman1029 macrumors newbie

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    yeah i prefer a spray cleaner or whatever like OmniCleanz from RadTech
     
  8. phearx macrumors regular

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  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i wonder if the cloths affect the coating for fingerprints at all
     
  10. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    :eek:
     
  11. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    The black cloths that come with Macbook Pros and iPhones are awesome -- I'm actually carrying around the one that came w/my laptop to clean the iPhone 4 since it didn't come with one.

    Also the cloths that come w/the regular iKlear pack are pretty nice too.
     
  12. trespinosranch macrumors newbie

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    I use a micro fiber cloth. Recently I purchased a 3 pack of reading glasses at Costco. It came with 3 very thin microfiber cloth cases for the glasses/cleaning. They work great on the ip4.
     
  13. Built macrumors 68020

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    Go to Frys and buy a package of lint-free microfiber cloths. They usually sell them in packs of 5 or 10 for next to nothing. MUCH better than that little thing that Apple gives you (or gave you before...since they don't include it anymore.)
     
  14. sanders4617 thread starter macrumors member

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    So the cloths don't mess with that coating that is on the screen? Can that be confirmed? haha
     
  15. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    I can't confirm it but I know that the coating on my screen is holding up just fine :)
     
  16. sanders4617 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'd hate to ask Apple or Steve Jobs this question..

    Dear Steve,
    I thought this coating prevented fingerprints, etc??

    =---- REPLY

    We will be releasing an update next week to fix this issue. This is just a software issue
     
  17. motty2307 macrumors regular

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    I use the one that came with my Invisible Shield. Much bigger than the one I had for my 3GS. Works great!
     
  18. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha

    Im dying at this thread for somereason
     
  19. insidmal macrumors 6502

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    yea any microfiber cloth is fine, just don't use ammonia on it and your gold
     
  20. bobdigi macrumors regular

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    I use one of those soft cloths you get from the eye glasses store.
     
  21. alana22 macrumors regular

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    You can get really good and cheap microfiber cloths from camera stores. I use the same one on my iPhone that I use on my camera lens, works great.
     
  22. hipvamore macrumors regular

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    did you really make a post about this? c-o-m-m-o-n s-e-n-s-e. why else would they give you a cloth with the phone? to dust your room with?
     
  23. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    they do not give you a cloth with the phone....
     
  24. Stankonia macrumors regular

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    Is it better to run my iPhone through the dishwasher or clothes washer? I am guessing clothes washer since my dishwashing detergent is a powder and can scratch the screen
     
  25. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    It is definately NOT okay to use the cloth that came with your 3G to wipe your iPhone 4. Toss that cloth out immediately and get yourself some sand paper from the hardware store.

    Just kidding. Any microfiber cloth is fine--as is the sleave on your shirt or a slightly damp bath towel. Just make sure there isn't any grit on what you use to wipe it with.
     

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