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    Cleaning ipad2 surface

    Hi guys, i wanted to know is it harmful to clean the touchscreen surface of my ipad with alcohol or perfume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReshadGP View Post
    Hi guys, i wanted to know is it harmful to clean the touchscreen surface of my ipad with alcohol or perfume?
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    I use my breath on the spot and clean it with a dish towel. Works great.

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    No. Its glass. It can't harm the glass.
    Last edited by sjleworthy; 06-22-2011 at 12:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReshadGP View Post
    Hi guys, i wanted to know is it harmful to clean the touchscreen surface of my ipad with alcohol or perfume?
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    I don't know about the alcohol or perfume, but I do know that this works and it works beautifully.

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    Although the glass on the iPad is supposedly quite strong and resistant to scratching, there is an oleophobic coating to help prevent fingerprints & smudges - this coating could be damaged w/ strong solvents, window cleaners, etc.

    Also excessive liquids could enter the device via the edges of the glass and cause potential damage. I use a slightly dampened (water only) microfiber cloth (the kind used to clean CDs, DVDs, or LCD screens) - cheap & quick; of course any of the commercial products meant to clean computer screens would work fine also.

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    Thanks a lot to your useful answers

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    Apple recommends only water and microfiber cloth. No alcohol or commercial cleaning products. They built the thing. I'll go with that.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3226#ipads
    Last edited by idave23; 06-22-2011 at 01:53 PM.

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    I have found a cheap and simple answer, I use a glasses (spectical) cleaning kit. It costs about £1.50 and for that you get a little spray bottle of lens cleaner and a anti scratch cloth. I just take care not to spray at the edges or at the home button and then wipe with the cloth. No smudges or smears and lasts well.

    Sent from my iPad2

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    I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickstock View Post
    I have found a cheap and simple answer, I use a glasses (spectical) cleaning kit. It costs about £1.50 and for that you get a little spray bottle of lens cleaner and a anti scratch cloth. I just take care not to spray at the edges or at the home button and then wipe with the cloth. No smudges or smears and lasts well.

    Sent from my iPad2
    I think this is a good idea if you don't go with a damp microfiber cloth. I would not use alcohol or perfumes.


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