Wednesday, May 11, 2011

iPad Screen Cleaning

Needless to say, our Kindergarten teachers are anxious to know how to manage the fingerprints spread by one child, then transferred to the next when sharing an iPad. A quick resulted in very clear guidelines. Thanks to  So it seems the most important equipment will be the lint-free cloth!

1) iPad screen cleaning - Use a dry cloth
For general iPad smudges and fingerprints, Apple writes this in their support PDF:
The glass surfaces (of the iPad) have an oleophobic (smudge resistant) coating. To remove fingerprints, simply wipe these surfaces with a soft, lint-free cloth. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal use, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch the surface.
So, for simple iPad glass/screen fingerprint smudges, use this technique.

2) iPad screen cleaning - Use a damp cloth
For harder problems Apple also makes this more detailed iPad cleaning statement, which I've converted to step-by-step instructions:
  1. Unplug all cables and turn off your iPad.
  2. Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to clean the iPad, including the iPad glass screen and the back iPad surface.
  3. Avoid getting moisture in any iPad cracks or openings.
Apple also specifically says not to use any cleaners or solvents when cleaning the iPad, as they can damage the special oleophobic coating:
Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad.
One of these two iPad fingerprint and smudge cleaning tips should do the trick for you. Just remember, soft cloth, or a damp soft cloth for harder iPad cleaning problems.

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