1. Mushy2012's Avatar
    Will using an alcohol swab to clean the outside of my iphone damage it at all? The swabs are all I have at the moment but I'd rather be safe than sorry...
    06-16-2009 08:29 PM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    Don't do it!
    06-16-2009 08:32 PM
  3. Tramain's Avatar
    I would not do it.
    06-16-2009 08:34 PM
  4. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    You know what works?

    Baby wipes!

    I use Pampers Sensitive Wipes (I have a 20 month old), and they do an excellent job of cleaning away grease, etc. Never had a problem.
    06-16-2009 08:44 PM
  5. robbiebisme's Avatar
    most likely u will have no issue but there is always a chance i would recomend using distilled water or hydrogen peroxide if u dont have one of the many cleaners they make for elecronics and as always turn off the phone before cleaning i would say take the battery out to prevent any accidental shorts but u know its an iphone and thats not possible just make sure u are using a controlled amount and u should be fine but just aware things can go wrong using alchol
    06-16-2009 08:48 PM
  6. bosox0898's Avatar
    I believe that most "electronics cleaners" at least contain(if not their primary ingredient) isopropyl alcohol. I would much rather use alchohol than distiller water (99.9% pure alchohol is still less conductive than 99.9% pure water.) I wouldn't put any liquid anywhere near any contacts but that's what they make canned air for.
    06-16-2009 08:59 PM
  7. chobbs1's Avatar
    apples website recommends a damp cloth only! I would not put alcohol on my device.
    06-16-2009 09:01 PM
  8. Tramain's Avatar
    apples website recommends a damp cloth only! I would not put alcohol on my device.
    Alcohol + iPhone= No No
    iPhone + Damp Cloth= Yes Yes
    06-16-2009 09:04 PM
  9. just_danny's Avatar
    Wow, I thought this thread was going to be about something completely different...
    06-16-2009 09:10 PM
  10. Tramain's Avatar
    Wow, I thought this thread was going to be about something completely different...
    ROFL me to.
    06-16-2009 09:15 PM
  11. Behshad's Avatar
    You know what works?

    Baby wipes!

    I use Pampers Sensitive Wipes (I have a 20 month old), and they do an excellent job of cleaning away grease, etc. Never had a problem.
    Just make sure you use a NEW one, or you wont be happy with the results
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 06-16-2009 at 11:34 PM. Reason: Language
    06-16-2009 09:41 PM
  12. bosox0898's Avatar
    what is the reasoning for not using alcohol?? Not being cocky, just curious. I use iso-alc everyday cleaning sensitive industrial electronics with no adverse reaction. i've been using it on my iPhone since i bought it, mainly because it doesn't make the screen all streaky.
    06-16-2009 09:42 PM
  13. cobra302's Avatar
    i've used the lens wipes for my glasses, they have alcohol on them. i dont see how it would hurt the glass. i of course, could be very wrong as well. ive been using the cloth that came with the phone as well. i keep it in my sunglass case. it works very very well! i was surprised at what it could do actually.
    06-16-2009 11:32 PM
  14. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Get iKlear. It's the best.
    06-16-2009 11:36 PM
  15. Brickman's Avatar
    Wow, I thought this thread was going to be about something completely different...
    Me too!!

    I thought "Well this should be interesting!"
    06-17-2009 12:09 AM
  16. DDAY's Avatar
    I use ammonia-free Windex, sprayed on a paper towel, to clean mine. I think the iPhone 3GS will have a streak-free coating on it, so using alcohol on that may f#$% it up.
    06-17-2009 12:13 AM
  17. chobbs1's Avatar
    It isn't the recommended way. what is the reason you want to use it so badly? Personally I have not done all the research and development on the IPhone so I cannot tell you why. I do applaud you for your curiosity...never stop asking why. In this case, though, even if you find out you can use it will it really matter when wiping it with a damp cloth works fantastically?
    06-17-2009 12:45 AM
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