How to clean iPad screen

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  1. Anthony Lewis

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    Hi everyone as a new member I have little problem I would like some help with please.
    Here goes I recently took the protective film off my I-Pad and cannot get the screen clean now it’s as if the screen film adhesive as some how got into the screen is there anything I can use to clean the screen without harming it in any way. Thanks in advance for any help. PS the screen protector came from Apple with the I- Pad.
     
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  2. Querty

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    Could be sticky residue,I clean mine with a good microfibre cloth and glass cleaner,don’t spray onto the screen spray onto the cloth,buff up with a clean microfibre,hope it helps.
     
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    If that doesn’t help a little WD40 on a cloth should get it off then clean the screen as above.
     
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    Goo Gone might help remove the adhesive residue.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :) If possible, please provide the name/brand of your screen protector - others may have the same issue and can either offer a possible solution or be helped by the posts.

    In general, a soft lint-free or microfiber cloth should be used, possibly damped slightly with water - window cleaners, solvents and other such agents are not recommended by Apple - their suggestion quoted below (LINK). For myself, I usually use a microfiber cloth dampened minimally w/ water, if the latter is needed.

    Now there are a number of 'liquid' products available for advertised cleaning computer/hand device screens - the current one that I use can be purchased at Amazon - this is not an endorsement nor am I affiliated w/ this company; if interested, read the comments there - and remember, spray just a little on the cloth and never spray liquid directly on the glass screen. Dave

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    I wouldn’t worry about what Apple recommend I’ve used household glass cleaner on 3 IPads over about 8 years and never had a problem.
     
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    Why is it funny ?
     
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    I’m sorry, I must have hit the rating button by accident.
     
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    No probs at all chum.
     
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    Well, nothing wrong with living dangerously - ;):D

    But for those considering this option, make sure that only a small amount is sprayed onto the appropriate cloth, as already described; also some of these household cleaners contained ingredients, such as ammonia, that may damage the oleophobic coating on the iDevice's display - if the latter does occur, iFixit has a simple guide to rebuild the coating. Dave :)

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