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how do you clean your screen?

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    I wipe mine with a soft cotton cloth which I read on some apple site that I should do, but it doesn't really get rid of the fingerprints. What do you guys do to keep the screen clean?
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    damp cloth followed by a dry cloth
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    Same here. Works best for me
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    I use my breath to put a bit of a haze on the surface of the glass then wipe the screen with a microfiber cloth. It does a great job... It removes all fingerprints.. I even carry a cloth with me in my jacket pocket to clean the screen when I'm out and about.....
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    Same here...

    I use a wet wipe (the kind with no scent or chemicals, which I use with my 16mo daughter lol), then I dry it with, say, a diaper cloth - it's very soft and won't scratch the iPad's screen... I have a screen protector that's antiglare and "no fingerprints" as well, so even though it will kind of "stain" after a lot of use, I don't really get fingerprints here. :)
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    I use the wet towels that are for cleaning your glasses. I also use them for my lens from the photocamera. Works perfect.
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    A dry microfiber cloth is the go.
    Quick wipe and as new ,no filmy residue.
    I keep a small piece tucked in the cover for traveling.
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    No need to clean the screen of an ipad...I don't....I use a Capacitive Touch Stylus Pen obtained from Amazon....FANTASTIC, absolutely no finger marks.
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    Thanks everyone! So since I don't have any babies around at home I'm going to go out and purchase a microfiber cloth :) I do have a stylus pen which I use a lot but there are some things (like typing) that I do much faster with my fingers.
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    Was advised at Apple Retail Store to use window cleaner like Windowlene as, after all, the screen is glass. Have been doing so since and it works a treat. I have no protector, of course. just wipe it with kitchen roll after spraying (remove any cover first!) :) As a temporary measure I do the breathing trick or wipe with any soft cloth although that doesn't remove fingerprints. Bear in mind that hand creams/lotions will leave greasy marks. I always flick away any unseen dust or particles before spraying/wiping, especially when travelling on public transport. Have often considered licking the screen but they don't have wifi at local asylum!
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    This is what I do too. For my iPhone and iPad both.

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    Spray-on eyeglass cleaner and micro-fiber cloth.
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    So I think I'll get some eyeglass cleaner, too. Going shopping on Saturday :)
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    I just use my shirt tail.

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    I've been doing that a lot, too, but it doesn't really do the job.
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    A good glass cleaner and

    a micro fiber cloth. Do not use Windex - that's greasy and leaves streaks, just like on your windows.

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