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How do you clean YOUR iPad?

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    So we all just spent hundreds on a new iPad, how do we keep it clean?

    I got an in-store demo on the smart-cover at the Apple store, and an employee there showed me something I haven't seen anyone else do.

    If you fold the smart-cover into a triangle (the typing set) without magnetically attaching it, you can use it as a scrub to wipe smudges off the screen. Maybe this has been posted before but it's a good tip that I think many people haven't heard.

    So, cleaning the screen is easy enough...any tips for cleaning the body? Rubbing alcohol? Windex? (a la My Big Fat Greek Wedding? :p )
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    I use the moist towelettes bought from walmart for $2 for 24 wipes. Name brand is Nice n clean
    They are electronic cleaning wipes. It restores the screen to like new condition. I also use the same wipe to wipe down my pc monitor, cell phone, ipod touch- so each towelette will clean about 4 items.
    For cleaning the back, just a damp cloth will work fine. I usually only get a little dust on the back- nothing major.
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    Thanks I had not heard the that tip but I just used it and it worked great!
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    Realize that when the smart cover is folded into a stand, one of the surfaces might pick up stuff from the support surface. Make sure it is thoroughly clean ... you do not want to scrub your screen with embedded dirt and grit.
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    Automatic Dishwasher

    I clean my iPad in the dishwasher. Be sure to use the top rack only! You don't want to melt your iPad during the dry cycle. I find that Sunlight OxiAction dishwashing gel works best to clean the iPad while leaving a nice lemon scent. However... I did find that using the dishwasher rendered my particular iPad inoperable, but your results may vary.

    Good luck should you decide to use my method to clean your iPad. Oh! Almost forgot! Be sure to use a drying agent such as Jet Dry to prevent unsightly spotting on that beautiful glass surface.:D
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    I got a pair of microfiber clothes from my local Lowe's. One happened to match my wifes bright green smart cover. They work great.
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    what does this contribute but diss
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    Yeah, I'd never clean my screen like that lol, my cover is always picking up stuff. I used to use a cloth that came with my hdtv. But I recently put a screen protector on it, so now I just use whatever cloth is at hand at the time. (scratch proof ftw!) :D
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    Not.

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    Spent last year cleaning the iPad with baby wipes and had no problems. Started doing the same with the iPad2.

    Screens smooth as a babys bottom now.......
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    Microfiber cloth. Ordered a few packs from amazon before ipad arrived. a couple of swipes and the screen is clean. Never had a need to clean outside, just wipe it off with viva paper towel.
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    The glass is the same as the iPhone it to hard to scratch. Lol I use window cleaner and a rag. I don't buy the 2.99 wipes or hd cleaner for the tv. Another thing fanboys or crack apples need to buy lol
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    The only proper way of cleaning an iPad screen is your tongue:

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    Nice! I've been using my washing machine, just make sure u wash cold with like colors and wrap iPad in a t-shirt so it doesn't scratch. Dry on low heat :)
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    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!!!:p
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    I also use microfiber cloth, works great and keeps it looking new...
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    Haha me too! How cool is that! I'm still thinking of putting an invisible shield on their though, that helped a lot with smudges on the 1st iPad.
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    I have the Stealth Guards shield applied (with water) and when it gets grubby I use a damp Fellowes Perfect Clean cloth to wipe it down. The cloth was picked up FAR back when CompUSA was running their weekly specials. It's really soft and satiny, and great for both occasional smudges and worse dirt.
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    Camera lens cloth from Jessops
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    I purchased a bottle of the LCD TV cleaner by Monster ( which comes with a mircofiber cloth) at Bestbuy. It works great!

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