1. AppleNovice's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I've had my X for roughly 4 months and I'm loving it so far, although I probably aint using it to its full potential!

    Anyway, what's the best way to clean the device? I've currently been using a damp microfiber and I normally clean it once a week to minimise risk of scratches in case I come to sell the phone later. Is this the correct way?

    Cheers
    04-17-2018 10:31 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I've had my X for roughly 4 months and I'm loving it so far, although I probably aint using it to its full potential!

    Anyway, what's the best way to clean the device? I've currently been using a damp microfiber and I normally clean it once a week to minimise risk of scratches in case I come to sell the phone later. Is this the correct way?

    Cheers
    I wipe my iPhone 7 Plus off on my clothes to remove fat from the screen and from time to time I use a damp cloth to clean the rest.
    I remove lint and dirt from the lightning port with wooden toothpicks.
    I even had to rinse my whole device under running water because I dropped it in soup.
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    04-17-2018 10:47 AM
  3. eve6er69's Avatar
    Yeah, i usually just wipe it down with a soft shirt. Nothing special.
    04-17-2018 11:31 AM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    Anyway, what's the best way to clean the device? I've currently been using a damp microfiber and I normally clean it once a week to minimise risk of scratches in case I come to sell the phone later. Is this the correct way?
    This is exactly the way that Apple suggests cleaning the iPhone. See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207123

    I have some extremely dilute soap solution that was supplied to install one of those wet-apply screen protectors. When I need to clean my phone, I will usually squirt a bit on a microfiber cloth and use that to clean, with a dry cloth afterward to remove any moisture (there rarely is any - I don't squirt all that much.)

    But - no matter which advice you get from me or others, I'd suggest to clean the way that Apple suggests.
    04-17-2018 12:27 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    There are many ways to keep your device clean so follow the link above or do like many and wipe it clean with what you have
    04-17-2018 01:15 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    By the way, the Apple Store in my city apparently cleans the lightning port for free if you ask them to. You only need an appointment.
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    04-17-2018 03:55 PM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    By the way, the Apple Store in my city apparently cleans the lightning port for free if you ask them to. You only need an appointment.
    That’s very good to know!
    04-17-2018 06:47 PM
  8. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I use spit and my shirt sleeve mostly.
    Then a few times a year I'll bust out this bad boy for a more thorough cleaning ...
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    04-18-2018 08:20 AM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I just throw it in the washing machine. But I put it on the delicate cycle. Wouldn't want to ruin the phone.
    04-18-2018 01:50 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    I just throw it in the washing machine. But I put it on the delicate cycle. Wouldn't want to ruin the phone.
    Just make sure you dry it on low. Wouldn't want too much heat damaging internals.
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    04-18-2018 03:42 PM
  11. bluesqueen23's Avatar
    I use a lint free cloth & alcohol.
    04-18-2018 04:38 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    I use a lint free cloth & alcohol.
    I would avoid alcohol if I were you. It can wear down the oleophobic coating faster.
    04-18-2018 04:49 PM
  13. wilber1's Avatar
    Excellent safe product .

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    04-19-2018 06:10 AM

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