3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2012 2:29 PM by Dragon4486
libertino85 Level 1 (15 points)

I know the iPad comes with smudge-proof glass. But if I constantly wipe/clean the screen, will this smudge protector eventually wear off?

  • Demo Level 10 (87,945 points)

    How to Clean Apple Products


    iPad and iPad 2

    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). 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.

  • libertino85 Level 1 (15 points)

    Do those plastic films (that they have in the mall, etc.) that you can apply on the screen help with repelling smudges? If so, does it affect the sensitivity of the touch and or/does it make the screen, pictures, etc. look less sharp?

  • Dragon4486 Level 2 (160 points)

    They have fingerprint resistant protective covers that are removable and washable at a few places in the malls. They are the same type materials they use for the phone screen protectors.