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Cleaning iPad

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baccalad Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Jul 19, 2010 10:44 AM
My iPad was dirty so I try to use microfiber cloth to clean the screen. It simply doesn't work but smudges the fingerprints over a larger area.

People might think I am being a bit stupid and to leave it be, but if I don't clean the screen it will eventually get so bad that I can't see the screen properly.
MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone 3gs, Mac OS X (10.6.4), It's very cool
  • a Mac user Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Jul 19, 2010 10:46 AM (in response to baccalad)
    I recommend buying a display shield. This should allow you to clean the display area a bit better by using a slightly damp cloth to remove fingerprint smudges.
    MBP 2.53Ghz Late 2008, iPad 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Mac Developer
  • micp Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)
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    Jul 19, 2010 10:49 AM (in response to baccalad)
    I use the same cloth that I use for my snowboard goggles in the winter and it works fantastically.
    iMac 24" 2.93 GHz :: iMac G5 20" 2.1 GHz iSight :: iPad 64g 3G, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • ride1992 Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
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    Jul 19, 2010 11:30 AM (in response to baccalad)
    As far as cleaning goes, a microfiber cloth for eyeglass cleaning works for me.

    I have not had a dust issue, but would a blast of compressed air work? I use that for cleaning my laptop keyboard.
    Dell XPS, Windows Vista, IPhone IPad
  • megaholic Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2010 6:18 PM (in response to baccalad)
    I actually found a tiny little (i guess microfiber) cloth that came with an iPhone case one time. It's very tiny, about three inches by two. I have noticed that cleaning with this cloth it takes a little bit of effort to get the screen back to its original sheen. It takes me more than a couple of strokes to get the spotless, however with some time i have found it to work. Hope this helps. Try using that same cloth again, but with a little more effort, or pressure but not too much..

    Good luck!
    White Macbook 13" White iPhone 3GS WiFi iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • scullymulder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 23, 2010 1:27 PM (in response to baccalad)
    I use the cloth that came with my Macbook Pro and my iMac--a little rub and the fingerprints are gone.
    iMac 2007, Macbook Pro 2007, iPad 16GB Wi-Fi, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Viriginia Calculating status...
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    Oct 1, 2010 8:34 AM (in response to baccalad)
    Wash your hands more frequently and don't abuse your beautiful iPad. Before it gets sooo dirty, dampen the microfiber cloth that came with your iMac with water only and gently wipe the screen, using a circular motion. If the cloth has absorbed much soil over time, first wash it with detergent and rinse it thoroughly. You won't be able to clean with a dirty cloth. Harsh chemicals may damage the special protective coating on the glass. The Apple case may be wiped with a water dampened sponge.
    Love my Apples
    iPad, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • bandamy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2010 8:40 AM (in response to Viriginia)
    Just wipe the thing off with a damp cloth folks, its not the Hubble Telescope.
    powerbookG4, Mac OS X (10.4.3)

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