Is it okay to physically clean iPhone 5 with a specialized wipe? I did with my 4 and read somewhere along the way that there is a 'wax' or something on screen that could come off. But that may have been with the screen protectors that took the wax off when removing them.
- 01-23-2013, 09:40 AM #2
- 01-23-2013, 09:46 AM #3
Re: Cleaning phone
I've rarely had to resort to anything beyond a microfiber cloth... and when I do, I use a light spritz of quality eyeglasses cleaner on the microfiber cloth.Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
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- 01-23-2013, 10:07 AM #4
- 01-23-2013, 10:20 AM #5iPhone Genius
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- 01-23-2013, 10:36 AM #6
- 01-23-2013, 10:37 AM #7
I use iClean on all my electronics. You can get a kit at your local Apple Store, Best Buy, or any electronics store. It comes with 2 types of cleaning cloths and a cleaning solution that's safe and approved for cleaning electronics. It's made by Monster and you can find it by googling iClean.
There is also a product called iKlear that is essentially the same thing, but with only one cloth variety. The Apple Store here uses both iClean and iKlear on their display devices.
- 01-23-2013, 11:26 AM #8
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- 01-23-2013, 11:46 AM #10
Re: Cleaning phone
- 01-23-2013, 12:23 PM #11
- 01-23-2013, 02:20 PM #12
I clean my 5 with Zeiss lens wipes almost daily without a problem, did it with my iphone 4 and android and never had a problem, the lens wipe does have some alcohol in it I think, but I also always have a screen protector on it.. I am not to worried, as I think about it, unless you are surgically washing your hands each time before you touch your phone JUST THINK about what is going on your screen, I am sure the norm is chemicals, foods, moisturizers, makeups, and worse are all on your hands and face
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- 01-25-2013, 07:59 AM #20
Re: Cleaning phone
The furthest extent i have gone was using a slightly damn paper towel and then the micro fiber cloth afterwards...It's never needed anything further than that."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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- 02-07-2013, 11:07 AM #23iPhone Newbie
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Usually just regular paper towel but when 💩 hits the fan, i grab my kanebo glass cleaner cloth.
Not exactly a microfiber but its used to clean windshield for your car. Slightly damp and cleans in a single wipe.
Then gotta wipe it once more with napkin or lint-free cloth to dry it.
Takes only a minute to clean. And another minute to get it oily again.
- 02-07-2013, 11:19 AM #24
- 02-07-2013, 12:11 PM #25iPhone Intermediate
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I use these alcohol wipes from time to time when my phone gets greasy or I've been on the subway in NYC to disinfect it. I am though really just wiping the case down and screen protector. I've done this with all my phones and never had an issue
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