How to Clean iPad Screen?

Do you have scratches on your iPad your bit of confusion is a barrier to cleaning it properly?

iPad looks appealing in its appearance with the balanced curves and delicately positioned hardware. But, when the screen is full of fingerprints, it seems dirty and unattractive.

That’s why here is a guide on cleaning your iPad screen and making it look shiny as new.

Stuff You Need To Clean Your iPad

There are a few things you need before you start cleaning your iPad screen:

  • Soft lint-free cloth
  • Water
  • Mild soap or alcohol-free cleaner

Ways To Clean Your iPad

Turn off your iPad and unplug all the cables. If your iPad has a screen protector, take it off.

Wet the soft cloth with water and mild soap. Gently rub the screen in circular motions. If you use an alcohol-free cleaner, put some on the soft cloth instead.

Pro Tip: Avoid using cleaning agents containing alcohol, ammonia, or acetone. These agents can damage the oleophobic coating on your iPad screen.

After cleaning the screen, use a dry part of the cloth to wipe off any soap residue.

If you want to clean the back of your iPad:

  1. Wet the cloth with water and mild soap.
  2. Gently rub the back of your iPad until it is clean.
  3. Wipe off any soap residue with a dry part of the cloth.

Put your screen protector back on and plug in your iPad. Turn on your iPad and enjoy your clean screen.

Things To Avoid While Cleaning Your iPad

Avoid the following things while cleaning your iPad:

  • Don’t use harsh chemicals like bleach or abrasives
  • Don’t spray any cleaning products directly onto the iPad
  • Make sure the device is turned off and unplugged before cleaning
  • Avoid using rough materials like paper towels.
  • Use a soft, lint-free cloth instead.

If you need to use a cleaner, diluted isopropyl alcohol, no more than 70% will work fine. Use just a few drops on your cloth, and wipe the screen gently. Don’t apply too much pressure or scrub too hard. You don’t want to damage the delicate surface of the screen.

Things To Do While Cleaning Your iPad

It is helpful to ensure that your device is unplugged and turned off before starting to clean the screen. This will help avoid any potential damage caused by water or cleaning solutions coming into contact with live electrical components.

Use a soft, lint-free cloth – such as a microfiber cleaning cloth – to wipe the iPad’s screen in small circular motions. The oleophobic nature of the screen means that fingerprints and oils should come off relatively quickly.

If the cloth alone is insufficient to clean the screen, you can use a slightly dampened version of the same material. For instance, a quantity of 70% isopropyl alcohol can be used. Only wipe hard and non-porous surfaces with the damp cloth, avoiding any contact with electrical components.

After cleaning with a damp cloth, you can use a dry microfiber cloth to buff the iPad’s screen and remove any streaks.

Once you have finished cleaning the screen, dry it off completely before turning the iPad back on. Water droplets on the screen could cause problems when the device is turned on again.

Alternate Solutions

There are also various commercial cleaning solutions available that can be used to clean iPad screens. These solutions generally come in the form of aerosol-able wipes that can be used directly on the screen.

However, some care should be taken when selecting a commercial cleaning solution, as some products can damage the oleophobic coating on the screen. Consequently, it is advisable to check that any selected solution is compatible with the iPad before use.

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I am Theo James, a cell phone owner and lover. On my blog, I share my best phone case picks as well as informational guides to help you find what you need.