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How do you clean the fingerprints off the iPad screen?

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    I have got rid of the screen protector because it looks so much better bare, but it does get smudgy very quickly. So far I haven't cleaned the screen and was wondering how do you guys do it. I am guessing using a dry cloth won't remove all the fingerprint marks so would it be OK to use a slightly damp (with water) piece of cloth. I don't want to take any risks because I once bought a pretty expensive digital screen cleaner liquid only to find my TV screen was left with some permanent smudge, caused by the liquid itself.
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    Fingerprints wipe off easily with a dry microfiber cloth. First make sure that there is no grit on the screen and then simply wipe the screen.
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    Is there problem with the screen if i add little water to the cloth?
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    I don't think that a damp cloth would be a problem but fingerprints come off without water. The screen has a coating that doesn't let oil stick.
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    Microfiber cloths, all the way. You can buy 'em very cheaply on eBay. No water needed. They work wonders.
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    What - Fingerprints???? you're not suppose to put your fingers on the iPad :p:p
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    u shd try detol
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    Must...refrain...from alternate suggestion...:D
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    Belt sander...
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    I use the same tiny cloth that I have for my glasses.
    This finish they put on the glass panel of the iPad is fantastic. I wish it were available for other devices as an after market product. Glasses would be my first target.
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    I used windex and tissue.

    It worked.
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    I use the small cloth used for cleaning eye glasses. Dry works fine. Small enough to tuck into my iPad case.
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    As previous posters mentioned: Microfiber cloths work extremely well. I also use my glasses cleaning cloth.
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    Moist baby wipes work well too............
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    I use alcohol cleaning wipes that I got from WalMart for eye glasses.
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    Yikes!! I'm pretty sure you don't want to use ANY type of solvent to clean the iPad screen. Pretty good chance it will dissolve the oleophobic coating. And definitely do not use paper products. They are contain tiny wood fibers. Use soft cotton or special optical products only.

    Alcohol and baby wipes, equally Yikes!!
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    Hmmm.....wonder what an oleo phobic coating might be.

    Something scared of oil.

    Wonder how many windex cleanings are required to dissolve it?
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    Can't answer that one, but I don't want to be the one to test it.
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    Just take a soft clean cloth, microfiber works well, and lightly let it drape across the ipad a few times to make sure that anything gritty is off the screen before you apply pressure. Then just wipe the screen off until it looks beautiful again.

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