How do I clean my iPad?

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  1. MCJ

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    Maybe it's because I'm obsessive compulsive, but I cannot get the screen of my iPad clean. I got it for Xmas and since then my screen is so filthy I really have trouble seeing anything on it. I have tried everything to clean it but nothing works. I thought that the screen has a special coating so fingerprints don't stick. Am I doing something wrong or is it possible that there is something wrong with my iPad? Any advice on how to clean the screen or what I should do would be appreciated.

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  3. Tattooed Alex

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    I'm the same way with my iPad and iPhone. I use a screen protector on both devices which helps cut down on the fingerprints, but I still clean the screen everyday with a damp towel first and then a dry cloth to remove the streaks.


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  4. fury

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    The iPad screen has an oleophobic coating. This is not fingerprint resistant, but it does make your finger glide over the screen more easily even if there are fingerprints on it. On devices which did not have this coating (all iPod touches, the original iPhone, and the iPhone 3G), once you got a few fingerprints on it, it began to affect the smoothness of the drag.

    There is not likely to be anything wrong with the screen coating unless you use abrasive substances, alcohol, or windex to clean it. Cleaning it is just a matter of taking a dry cloth of some sort and wiping it until the fingerprints are gone. Microfibers usually work well for this purpose, but I've been known to take an iPad to the thigh, as my jeans usually do a fine job at it. Occasionally for tough fingerprints, you might need some assistance from a cleaning solution like eScreen or iKlenz

    Preventing it--or at least mitigating the appearance--requires never leaving fingerprints in the first place (take a shower before every time you use your iPad?), or using an anti-glare screen protector.
     
  5. jakeferren

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    I use my glasses wiping cloth to wipe my iPhone's screen, and it works well.
     
  6. Prozium12

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    I just use micro cloth with a phone laptop and iPad cleaning spray works great and the cleaning spray is cheap....


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  7. aurther11

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    First, in order to clean the iPad it is recommended that you turn off the device. Although only a small amount of water will be used, it is not wise to clean the iPad with it on.
    Second,disconnect any wires/cords connected to the iPad and take off the case if you have one on.
    Third,Now take the microfiber cloth and apply a small amount of water so that the cloth is damp. Make sure that the cloth is not dripping as this clearly can be dangerous to your iPad.It is critical that you DO NOT use any other type of cleaner including window cleaner, aerosol cleaner, or any other chemical cleaner.
    Fourth,Using the damp cloth, gently rub all of the exterior surfaces of the iPad. Do this until you have wiped away all of the smudges on the screen and casing.
    Finally, use the dry portion of the cloth (or another one if necessary) to dry off the phone. Although it should not be dripping wet, failure to dry properly will leave streaks. Make sure the iPad is completely dry before turning it back on.
     
  8. Prozium12

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    Don't agree with the wet cloth or wet micro fibre,as I've used a mac book iPad and iPhone cleaning spray on all three devices and I was pointed towards the cleaning spray by Apple and have never had to turn any of my devices of to clean them...each to there own, but when I've finished cleaning my iPad it's smear free... Also when you buy a screen protector you get a sealed cleaning cloth to wipe the screen with b 4 applying the protector, that cloth has a special cleaning solution on it.. which you can buy as a spray to spray onto a micro cloth then use on your screen....


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  9. BBP

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    Set washing machine to warm/cold temperature, gentle speed, delicates cycle. Set dryer to low heat, easy care cycle.


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  10. iphonewarrior

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    I use alcohol-free screen wipes, I use them on the body as well as the screen.
     
  11. Chitz Legaspi

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    Bwahahahahaha... I went super laugh on this! Nice one!


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  12. BBP

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    Glad you liked it ; )


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  13. Laylapotata

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    not so far from the truth. I've done that with two old Samsung dumb phones in the past (by accident of course) and they still worked!
     
  14. chris

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    Saw this thread pop up and figured I'd tell you about Phil's article on How to clean your iPad or iPhone.
     
    #14 chris, Mar 2, 2012
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  15. Hinezy

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    Baby wipes work great! After all if it's gentle enough for a baby's behind, it's gentle enough for my iDevices.


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  16. Rugaby

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    The alcohol may not be good for your screen and or screen cover.
     
  17. Hinezy

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    I should have added alcohol free baby wipes.


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  18. Rugaby

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    What are in them if it isn't alcohol? Is it just a wet rag then?
     
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    "Water, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose (plant-derived cleaning agent), glycerin (vegetable oil derived), citric acid (provides stability and pH balance), aloe barbadensis leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (food-grade preservatives).

    The wipe material used in this product is a blend of rayon (naturally derived) and polyester (PET)"


    http://www.seventhgeneration.com/Baby-Wipes
     
  20. Rugaby

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    yes I wouldn't use that on my device.
     

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