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iPad fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating

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iPad fingerprint(oil) resistant oleophobic coating

Would the oleophobic coating on the iPad wear off if you didn't use a screen protector? If it can wear off than would that mean that it would be harder to wipe the fingerprints off the screen?
 
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If you used harsh chemicals to clean the glass, I'd imagine the oleophobic ability would be less effective.

A microfiber cloth and your breath should be enough to clean it. No need for Windex or an ammonia based glass cleaner to clean it.

Same thing for a screen protector: a microfiber cloth and your breath is all you need to clean it.
 

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Yup, eyeglass cleaner is harmless, but not really necessary. Unless of course, the iPad is covered with dried up gunk that has accumulated over the weeks.
 

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Does anyone consider their iPad fingerprint resistance?

Mine is a fingerprint magnet! The screen gets dirty without even touching it.
 

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That's an advantage of the iPad screen protectors. They reduce the amount of visible fingerprints compared to the naked glass.

By nature, a touch screen will get dirty...screen protector or not.
 
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Thanks for all of your input, very much appreciated.
 

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Does anyone consider their iPad fingerprint resistance?

Mine is a fingerprint magnet! The screen gets dirty without even touching it.

The title is misleading - the glass is oleophobic, meaning it's resistant to fingerprint oils, not fingerprints themselves.
 
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Does anyone consider their iPad fingerprint resistance?

Mine is a fingerprint magnet! The screen gets dirty without even touching it.

The title is misleading - the glass is oleophobic, meaning it's resistant to fingerprint oils, not fingerprints themselves.
Thanks, I changed the title part at top...should have made main title different
 
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I have brand new iPad (1 week) and - my bad - I cleaned it with alcohol based liquid.
Now I feel it is different, the surface is not so slick, when I put finger with little more power, my finger doesn't move, before it was so slick that I can't hold finger on one point.
Now I'm missing it, because it's not so easy to scroll, is there any way how to recover the original layer? It was something oily I think, so oily that even oil from finger won't stick on it.

Is there any spray or maybe Apple service centre can do it?


many thanks
 

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