One of the more commonly asked questions once you’ve had an iPad for a few days is “What is the Proper Way to Clean an iPad Screen?” Can you use a cleaner like Windex, a detergent, water, etc. to clean it.

First of all, let’s start with what type of cloth you should use. To avoid scratching the surface of the iPad you should only use a lint free cloth. The screen of the iPad has an oleophobic coating, which means it repels oils quite good. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish as time goes on. For this reason, you should not use any type of cleaning solvents, window cleaners, alcohol, ammonia, household cleaners, or abrasive cleaners to clean your iPad. Only use a soft, slightly damp (for the really tough smudges), lint-free cloth to clean your iPad.

To clean the iPad screen, follow these steps:

1) Unplug your iPad from the computer and any power outlet and remove any cables and other devices from the iPad

2) Turn the iPad off by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button and then sliding the onscreen slider to power off the iPad

3)  Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth and avoid getting moisture in openings

The best way to protect your iPad screen is to use a screen protector that covers your iPad screen and protects it from scratches, liquids, and other issues that can damage it. The screen protector will allow you to clean the screen without worrying about damaging the coating on the iPad screen. It also provides a barrier to keep water and other liquids from the iPad.


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