Cleaning screen question

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    Hi
    I bought the new iPad Can anyone please tell me if this is okay to use to clean the screen on my new iPad.read right copier glass cleaning and read right Kleen and dry CRT screen cleaning pad wet pad. This is my first iPad so sorry about this I get a lot of prints on the screen and I wanted to the right thing. Thank you for any help on this
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    I don't have experience with screen cleaners, but you should avoid any cleaner that contains alcohol. The iPad's screen has an oleophobic coating, which means it lacks the affinity for oil (which minimizes smudges and fingerprints and make it easier to wipe em off). Alcohol from cleansers, including Windex, will strip off this coating. If you HAVE to use a cleaner, make sure it's OHP safe.

    You're actually better off not using a cleaner. Simply wiping the screen down with a clean, lint-free microfiber cloth every so often should eliminate fingerprints and smudges. That's what I do anyway, and the screen looks as brand new as when I bought my iPad.
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    Use a pair of clean white mens cotton underware. It works wonders for smudges, etc, just blow your breath are troublesome spots and wipe.
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    .......certainly a unique method
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    Yes it is unique although any material like cotton underware will work.
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    I'm imagining using an iPad in public and whipping out a pair of underwear to clean the screen. ROFL.
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    I feel it is bad advise to tell people to use a slightly damp cloth. What does slightly damp mean and what happens when the wet gets in the wrong place? Not worth it. A microfiber cloth seems to work well unless you have sand or something similar on the screen.
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    I use Toddy Clothes. They are fantastic! Very high quality micro fiber cloth on one side and silk material on the other Toddy Gear
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    I figure if people can't figure out what "slightly damp" means when it comes to electronics, they've got bigger probs than cleaning an iPad screen. But if I were in doubt, I would use no liquid at all. To me, that would be common sense. But again, if people can't figure that out, they've got bigger probs.

    By the way, I've use a slightly damp eyeglass cloth for two years on all three iPads that I've owned (one gifted away), and my husband's. No prob. Just a bit of water. That's what I've done with electronics screens for decades.
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    It's fine for you to figure that, but it's not so fine for Apple to recommend that, because there are some people who really don't get electricity. I don't use any water on my at all and that's fine too.
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    It appears to be fine for Apple, because they've recommended it for years. If not, some doofus and his ambulance-chasing lawyer would take a crack.

    Use whatever works for you.
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    True, but it could be the doofus squad just hasn't thought of it yet. :)
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    The ambulance chasers are quite good at "wising up" the doofuses, unfortunately.
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