What does everyone use to clean their ipads screen?

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    I know you can't use liquids so what works well?
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    I use an eyeglass cloth
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    I use the cloth that came with my tv. If necessary, I lightly dampen a dish towel and wipe and dry the screen.
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    I don't bother at all!
    At my age I'm lucky to see the screen!
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    Hi Peter - LOL! :D We must be about the same age - I do cleaning on occasion but not much of a priority! :)

    For myself, I simply use one of those cloths meant to clean CDs/DVDs/glasses/etc. - just do a very light dampening w/ water - works fine for me (remember just a slight dampness is needed) - Dave :thumbs:
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    I have a butt load of different microfibers. I dampen a small area of the microfiber with some touch screen cleaner, wipe the screen then take the dry part of the microfiber and wipe the screen down.

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    mopar glass cleaner..... spray on.... wipe off. hasn't damaged the screen yet


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    I use some cloth given to my screen guard...it's probably micro fiber cloth
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    Dirty diaper.
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    You kidding me?
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    Eyeglass cleaner and the microfiber cloth that came in the itty bitty eyeglass kit.
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    Yes, it has. You just can't see the damage. Your screen catches fingerprints easier now than it did before.

    Apple recommends only a clean, lint free cloth for a reason.

    No solvents.

    No soaps.

    No cleaners.
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    Hi G Man.
    I am 70 plus!
    The plus is a secret!
    BTW I do sometimes clean the screen.
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    ohhh it shows 8 million finger prints instead of 7 million... yes it's a tragedy......... my iPad was a fingerprint magnet the day I got it and it still is.... ill keep using glass cleaners to clean glass easily... go ahead and scrub yours with a micro fiber... your energy wasted not mine. (I've been cleaning touch screens displays this way for years.... don't tell me I'm wrong)


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    When I went into the Mac store to beg them to install a MOSHI screen protector the gracious tech spent ages with a micro cloth and some kind of distilled water product.
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    I just pull the sleeve of my sweatshirt over my hand & clean my screen anytime!!! LOL
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    I had an iPad 1 for two and a half years. I just breathed on it and wiped gently with a microfibre cloth, not so much to clean it but to preserve the life of my styluses. The screen was as pristine as day 1 when I gave that iPad to a friend last week.
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    Just my own thinking, but I would be wary of what is basically a window and glass cleaner, good as that product may be for that. Your iPad has an oleophobic micro coating designed as an oil repelling anti-smudge coating. I would not risk harming that. To me it would be like removing finger smudges only to reduce the anti-smudges capability. I prefer to use an optician's normal microfibres cloth. Just MHO.
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    I prefer using a stylus. But unfortunately I very often forget where I put it down after last using it. When I'm in a hurry (read lazy) I don't go looking for it and just use my fingers, until I remember (usually too late) that I put the stylus in my breast pocket or behind an ear.

    IMHO, to thoroughly and safely clean the screen, any microfiber will do.

    So I use my exhaled breath (which is distilled water) to very slightly dampen the screen and wipe it with the same kind of microfiber cloth that I use to wash the dishes (living alone I have no use for a dishwasher, not that I would recommend using that).

    For very sticky and/or stubborn smudges (when the dog sniffed it or I sneezed into my coffee or something like that) I simply wet a fingertip with some saliva (a powerful enzymatic solvent, that), rub the spot and then remove the smeared out smudge with breath and the cloth.

    Finally if you want to be absolutely sure and safe, use distilled water (your breath), if needed, and Kodak Lens Cleaning Tissue (a new dustfree sheet at each cleaning session), which is guaranteed harmless to multicoated glass.
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    Read my second post... The so called anti finger print coating is worthless. My iPad attracted fingerprints from day one. Just as much as my galaxy tab that has been cleaned with glass cleaner on a regular basis... And I bought my iPad brand new sealed from bestbuy.


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