Owners...what are you using to clean the smears?

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    Honestly, I'm certain there are many of us that find the round smears of oils/finger spots annoying when we turn off the iPad...what works best for you, to remove them easily?

    I've been using a small micro-fiber cloth: about 3x3 in size.
     
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    microfiber cloth, but I use large ones on the ipad
     
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    Get a cleaning kit for eyeglasses. It will have cleaner and a microfiber cloth that will work well and is moderately portable.
     
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    I got the Monster screen cleaning kit from Best Buy... the micro-fiber cloth in the kit is about 12" x 12" which is really nice for this screen. It just takes one or two (soft) swipes to make the screen look like new again.
     
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    From the important ipad product information guide Apple - Support - Manuals


    Keeping the Outside of iPad Clean Handle your iPad with care to maintain its appearance. If you are concerned about scratching or abrasion, you can use one of the many cases sold separately. To clean iPad, unplug all cables and turn off iPad (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then slide the onscreen slider). Then use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad. iPad has an oleophobic coating
    on the screen; simply wipe iPad’s screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch your screen.
     
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    Thanks Brobar...I'll check it out.

    Be Ez
     
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    I read that too Rasputina...was more interested in users experiences with what woks best for them, vs the standard lint free line used withmost electronic device user manuals.

    I do appreciate you dropping that excerpt though! We all know folk who never actually read the book, so to speak...LoL
     
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    I personally never use any liquid products on my iphone ( which I've had for a few years) and ipad. The cloth alone works fine. I made the mistake once of using a liquid to clean my LCD monitor, never doing that again.
     
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    3M makes microfiber cloths in a couple of different sizes. They have one for tv's that's pretty big, 12x12 and one for glasses that's like 3x3. I'll probably use the larger one on my 3G while I'm home but carry the small one in the apple case for when I'm on the go. Now all I need is the actual 3G and I'm good to go!
     
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    This is what I use too.
     
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    Nice banner kronic
     
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    Thank you Sir Issac :D
     
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    I just rub it across my shirt. :) seriously, I've had an iPhone for 3 years and always just wiped it across my shirt too without any issues. These glass screens are very scratch resistant.
     
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    I use the microfiber cloth that came with my iPhone. Works perfectly. No need for liquids.
     
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    I don't have an iPad yet and I'm curious. Does one have to press that hard on the touch screen as to leave finger prints?:confused:

    Because of my work I have to wash my hands often so I rarely have to worry about fingerprints. Wasn't the iPad supposed to have a special finish on the screen to prevent oil smears?
     

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