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cdodkin

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I've been using the iCloth that came with the iPhone, and also a microfiber cloth that came with my shades, and these have done a good job of removing 99% of the grime, and keeping the iPhone screen scratch free.

However, there was always a little bit of grease left on the screen, no matter how hard I tried to clean it :(

So today, I tried Glass Plus wipes on the iPhone screen



Amazing!

Back to 'as new' in seconds, no grease, just a nice streak free clean.

Using the wipes avoids any issues spraying liquid cleaners onto the iPhone, and they are available everywhere, with great prices at CostCo.
 

bsharp

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I've been using the iCloth that came with the iPhone, and also a microfiber cloth that came with my shades, and these have done a good job of removing 99% of the grime, and keeping the iPhone screen scratch free.

However, there was always a little bit of grease left on the screen, no matter how hard I tried to clean it :(

So today, I tried Glass Plus wipes on the iPhone screen



Amazing!

Back to 'as new' in seconds, no grease, just a nice streak free clean.

Using the wipes avoids any issues spraying liquid cleaners onto the iPhone, and they are available everywhere, with great prices at CostCo.
Thanks. Great idea. I've been wondering how to keep the screen clean.
I use iKlear, sprayed on a soft cloth. Your solution sounds better.
 

pharoh

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I've been using the iCloth that came with the iPhone, and also a microfiber cloth that came with my shades, and these have done a good job of removing 99% of the grime, and keeping the iPhone screen scratch free.

However, there was always a little bit of grease left on the screen, no matter how hard I tried to clean it :(

So today, I tried Glass Plus wipes on the iPhone screen



Amazing!

Back to 'as new' in seconds, no grease, just a nice streak free clean.

Using the wipes avoids any issues spraying liquid cleaners onto the iPhone, and they are available everywhere, with great prices at CostCo.
I shower with mine...cleans the screen and case too...
 

Joon

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I don't know the specifics on this stuff, but I know window cleaner has ammonia(or something else in it) that is not good for LCD screens or plasmas. I don't know if it will apply with the iPhone, but I would stick with dry cloths or something similar to iKlean. Let me know how you guys like these wipes, cause if they are working I might pick it up at a later date.
 

Alexander

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I don't know the specifics on this stuff, but I know window cleaner has ammonia(or something else in it) that is not good for LCD screens or plasmas. I don't know if it will apply with the iPhone, but I would stick with dry cloths or something similar to iKlean. Let me know how you guys like these wipes, cause if they are working I might pick it up at a later date.

Keeping in mind the iPhone screen IS glass, I wouldn't personally compare it to a LCD. However it's true the only APPROVED cleaner is what is sold by Apple.
 

robtob

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From the iPhone user guide:

Keeping the Outside of iPhone Clean
To clean iPhone, unplug all cables and turn off iPhone. Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone.

I've used Flents' "Wipe 'n Clear" eyeglass cleaner on the iPhone screen: It claims it's gentle on delicate or thin glass. It does contain rubbing alcohol however, so to err on the side of caution I use only water now.
 

cdodkin

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From the iPhone user guide:

Keeping the Outside of iPhone Clean
To clean iPhone, unplug all cables and turn off iPhone. Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone.

I've used Flents' "Wipe 'n Clear" eyeglass cleaner on the iPhone screen: It claims it's gentle on delicate or thin glass. It does contain rubbing alcohol however, so to err on the side of caution I use only water now.
I'm going to suggest that the warnings are there to:

a) Stop you spraying liquids onto or into your iPhone
b) Stop you using anything caustic or abrasive that may damage the finish

As these wipes avoid both of the above issues, and are a lint-free moist towel, they fit the bill and work superbly.

The problems with LCD and Plasma screens seem to occur when people use liquid cleaners, and that liquid wicks between the layers of glass leaving a watermark... :(
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cleaning/this-is-why-you-shouldnt-clean-your-hdtv-with-windex-251527.php

Not recommended! :(:(:(
 
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robtob

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I'm going to suggest that the warnings are there to:

a) Stop you spraying liquids onto or into your iPhone
b) Stop you using anything caustic or abrasive that may damage the finish

As these wipes avoid both of the above issues, and are a lint-free moist towel, they fit the bill and work superbly.
I would assume it's likely that a scratch or blemish-protective coating was sprayed onto the iPhone screen during production. Couldn't nonpolar solvents like rubbing alcohol or ionizing solvents like ammonia remove such a coating?
 

Hondamaker

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I don't know the specifics on this stuff, but I know window cleaner has ammonia(or something else in it) that is not good for LCD screens or plasmas. I don't know if it will apply with the iPhone, but I would stick with dry cloths or something similar to iKlean. Let me know how you guys like these wipes, cause if they are working I might pick it up at a later date.
The screen is supposedly made of optician's glass, so I don't think the ammonia would affect it. I could be wrong, tho.
 

uPhone559

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i got a bottle of monster screen cleaner for $13 at Circuit City and have used it on my plasma's for over 3 years and the bottles only half empty, works great on sunglasses and iPhones too!