If you’ve ever owned an iPad, you know just how quickly finger prints and oily smudges can build up on its screen. This can make your device look less appealing and lead to a cracked screen.
Apple recommends cleaning your iPad with a soft cloth dampened with water. This will help keep your iPad’s oleophobic coating from wearing off over time.
1. Use a Microfiber Cloth
The iPad screen is a touch-based surface and can become dirty from fingerprints, dust and grime. It is important to clean the screen regularly to ensure it stays as clear and pristine as possible.
Using a microfiber cloth to clean your iPad screen is an easy way to remove grime and dirt without harming the device’s delicate glass coating. It’s also chemical-free, making it safe for kids and pets to use.
Microfiber cloths are made from polyester-nylon blends that have fibers that measure as much as 1/100th of the diameter of human hair — that’s smaller than you can even see! These tiny fibers are what make them so effective at removing bacteria, viruses and dirt from surfaces.
They’re especially effective at snagging the tiniest dust particles that would otherwise be impossible to catch with conventional cloths. And because they’re so fine, the microfibers can hook onto the tiniest of bacteria and viruses.
But a microfiber cloth can only be as effective as the cleaner you use to wash it. You need to use a gentle, fragrance-free detergent and avoid washing it with other fabrics that might coat the microfibers or leave them linty.
You should also dry it well, preferably outside in the sun or with good circulation. A dryer isn’t the best choice for a cloth, since it can damage its fragile fibers.
Before you begin, be sure to power down your iPhone or iPad. On an iPhone hold down the Sleep/Wake button and use the “slide to power off switch.” For a Mac choose Apple > Shut Down.
2. Use Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl alcohol is a great cleaning solution for a wide range of surfaces including screens, windows and more. It also makes for an easy sanitizer. It can be used for a variety of purposes, from cleaning to disinfecting, and it is available in various forms including small bottles, spray bottles and pump dispensers.
A few drops of isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber cloth is enough to wipe away fingerprints, dirt, and dust. Use a dry cloth to polish the screen afterwards.
You can also use a solution of 70%+ isopropyl alcohol and water to clean your screen. However, Apple recommends against this as it can damage your iPad’s oleophobic biometric resistance. This coating repels fingerprints and other oily substances, reduces glare, and is resistant to scratches.
The oleophobic coating wears down over time, so regular use of a chemical or alcohol cleaning solution will cause it to deteriorate faster than if you just used a damp cloth to clean your iPad’s screen. It is also difficult to remove the oleophobic coating from your iPad, so you’ll have to replace it in the future if you use a product that destroys this protection.
To sanitize your screen with isopropyl alcohol, you can add a drop to a clean microfiber cloth or a cleaning swab (looks like a Q-tip). This can help remove grime, oils and bacteria that could be causing problems with your iPad’s display.
For a more thorough clean, you can use an alcohol-based cleaning solution that is specifically designed for screens and other devices. Many companies make these products. You can find them in many stores that sell cleaning supplies.
3. Use a Wooden Toothpick
When you use your iPad on a regular basis, it will get dirty. If you don’t clean it properly, your tablet will start to show signs of wear and tear, and this can lead to it becoming less useful in the long run.
The screen is the most visible part of your iPad, and it can easily be smeared with fingerprints. You should clean your iPad’s screen regularly, preferably once a month or so, to keep it looking as good as possible.
One of the best ways to clean your iPad’s screen is with a lint-free cloth. These are often used for cleaning camera lenses, and they’re very easy to find online or in your local store. They’re also soft, so they won’t scratch the screen and cause any abrasions.
Another way to clean your iPad’s screen is with isopropyl alcohol. You can spray the port with this, then wipe it down with a dry cloth. This is an excellent way to remove dirt, lint, and other debris that can interfere with your device’s charging.
If you don’t want to use isopropyl alcohol, a toothpick is another good option for getting rid of dust and other debris in your iPad’s port. However, be careful to use a toothpick on the charging port, as it can potentially damage the port’s internal components.
The speaker is another area that can become clogged with dirt and grime. If you’re the kind of person who listens to music on your iPad, or you watch movies or TV shows on it, then this can be an annoying situation.
4. Use a Dry Cloth
If your iPad screen is looking a little dirty, the best way to clean it is by using a dry cloth. This will help remove fingerprint smudges and dust without harming your screen.
To clean your screen, you need a soft and lint-free cloth or microfiber towel. These are available in many different sizes and shapes, and are especially handy for cleaning the screens of laptops and smartphones.
When you are wiping your screen, make sure to use gentle circular motions and do not scrub it. This will not only damage your screen, it may also smudge and scratch it further.
In order to keep your screen looking good, you need to clean it regularly. This is because fingerprints and oils can build up on the screen over time, making it difficult to see what you are doing on your screen.
You can also wipe the screen with a damp cloth to remove smudges and oils, but be careful not to get water inside the iPad screen as this can cause problems.
Another way to clean your screen is to use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. This will not only remove finger smudges, but it will also disinfect the screen. You can also buy special screen cleaners that are made specifically for the screens of Apple devices.