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    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.
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    It's not a big deal. We are not responsible if you screw it up though.
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    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.
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    Default Cleaning phone

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    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.
    Same here in regard to my 4S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    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.

    Just a spritz of distilled water on a microfiber cloth works for me ...
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    Just lick the face of the phone and wipe er off!
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    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.
    Made by monster mmmmm. Bet that's really good value for money.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewBurton View Post
    Made by monster mmmmm. Bet that's really good value for money.



    My first really useful post on this forum ;-)
    It actually is. It's the same price as all the mainstream electronics cleaning solutions and it seems to clean better than all the others I've tried. Sure, their cables are ridiculous, but their cleaning lots are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshbenhase View Post
    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.
    Supposedly there is a oleophobic coating on the screen that resists build up of grease and finger prints. But I wouldn't worry about it as it probably wears off normally pretty quickly anyway with just normal use and using your hoodie as a quicky wipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    It actually is. It's the same price as all the mainstream electronics cleaning solutions and it seems to clean better than all the others I've tried. Sure, their cables are ridiculous, but their cleaning lots are great.
    No offence meant by the way :-)

    I've just recently bought some solo HD's :-(
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewBurton View Post
    No offence meant by the way :-)

    I've just recently bought some solo HD's :-(
    I know, man. Totally understand your sentiment. All their cables being so ridiculously priced, I can see thinking their cleaning products would be too.
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    I've been using some Lysol antibacterial spray on a paper towel. I've done this for years now on several different devices and haven't ever had an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    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.
    Exact same thing I do


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    I clean mine with a Microfiber cloth. I have a screen protector on mine. Not sure if the chemicals will ruin the screen protector. In the past I have used Zeiss electronic wipes and they have worked great
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    I just wipe the phone on my jeans.
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    I just breath on it and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth.

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    Micro-Fiber Cloth daily.

    But when I am sick or phone gets really bad on call. I wipe it down with a disinfecting Wipe.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    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.
    Man I am guessing your device does not get dirty often..... Mine literately looks trashed on some days lol
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    I use a microfiber cloth and a little tiny squirt of plain ole Germ-X. Takes all the oily fingerprints off and sanitizes at the same time!
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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.
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    i've been cleaning my device with hand sanitizer for the last month

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    Cleaning phone-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1360260539.529845.jpg

    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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