1. dcfc561's Avatar
    What should I use to clean the screen, any recommendations ?
    12-29-2012 05:24 AM
  2. The real IanR's Avatar
    12-29-2012 05:37 AM
  3. dcfc561's Avatar
    Thanks I know what microfibre cloth is, also need to clean my galaxy s2 but not got round to it and I believe a microfibre cloth would clean that too.
    12-29-2012 09:12 AM
  4. weebeesteve's Avatar
    I use the microfiber cloth. And I spray eye glass cleaner thats approved for plastic eye glass lenses. Works very well.
    12-29-2012 11:55 AM
  5. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    12-29-2012 03:59 PM
  6. 1812dave's Avatar
    it's glass. use glass cleaner. if you want it slippery, follow the cleaning with an application of Klear Screen, which is a polymer. OR, if you have some Meguiar's Last Touch Detail on hand, use that--it's essentially the same thing. buff it off. makes it slick for sliding your finger across the screen.
    12-29-2012 04:06 PM
  7. The real IanR's Avatar
    it's glass. use glass cleaner. if you want it slippery, follow the cleaning with an application of Klear Screen, which is a polymer. OR, if you have some Meguiar's Last Touch Detail on hand, use that--it's essentially the same thing. buff it off. makes it slick for sliding your finger across the screen.
    solvents or abrasives will wear the oleophobic coating prematurely - then finger marks will be harder to clean off.
    12-29-2012 06:02 PM
  8. ohmslaw's Avatar
    I have been using a soft wet cloth with a tiny drop of dish washing liquid. I then wipe with just a damp cloth, then dry with another cloth. Work's great for me.
    12-29-2012 06:22 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Unless the screen is caked with crud, all that's needed is a microfiber cloth and maybe a little water. DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD GLASS CLEANER. If that stuff manages to seep under the glass, your LCD is toast.
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    12-29-2012 06:28 PM
  10. Paul Ronne's Avatar
    Unless the screen is caked with crud, all that's needed is a microfiber cloth and maybe a little water. DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD GLASS CLEANER. If that stuff manages to seep under the glass, your LCD is toast.
    This. I have a Invisashield on so microfiber with a couple spritzs of water work perfect. And yea I'm a tool. Paid someone 15 to install Invisashield.... But soooo glad I did.
    12-29-2012 06:35 PM
  11. mathelm's Avatar
    Unless the screen is caked with crud, all that's needed is a microfiber cloth and maybe a little water. DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD GLASS CLEANER. If that stuff manages to seep under the glass, your LCD is toast.
    "Glass cleaner" contains water and ammonia. Plain water has a much better chance of doing damage than a alcohol and water mix. I think you may mean to say not to spray it.

    Now if you have absolutely pure water, you could submerge the whole thing in it, with it still running. Assuming their isn't much contaminating material on the device that would mix with the formally pure water of course.....

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    12-29-2012 06:53 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Here's a guide from CNET:

    How to clean your smartphone or tablet | How To - CNET
    12-29-2012 06:57 PM
  13. trainplane's Avatar
    Couple of reputable brands include iKlear and omnicleanz. They have reviews on youtube if you do a search for them.
    12-29-2012 07:22 PM
  14. dude_hdt's Avatar
    Aren't these glass supposed to be pretty darn durable? My old HTC smart phone's screen is perfect and I've only wiped it with my T-shirt every couple of days. That said, I do have some micro fiber cloth around the house and will start using that...might as well.
    12-29-2012 09:40 PM
  15. mathelm's Avatar
    A microfiber cloth I think is the best solution, if you happen to have one. Unless you are, or are around hair product type people, a damp/dry cloth/napkin/paper towel etc. should be all you ever need. But you shouldn't be afraid of windex and such if the need arises. If you want the driest read of your life, check out the white papers from Corning....


    Corning Gorilla Glass / White Paper

    Household Solvent Testing

    Similar to environmental testing however more specific to device end-use environment is testing of common chemicals towhich
    the display may become exposed. Display end-users will handle and treat the display surface in varying manners and without
    regard for what detrimental effects may be imparted.Thus, rigorous solvent testing is required for all proposed display products.
    Specifically addressing interest in Corning Gorilla Glass and its easy-to-clean coating for the mobile device community,household
    solvents were selected based on those most likely for the device to be exposed to during use and in end-user efforts to clean the
    device. Table 3 lists numerous household materials and solvents selected for testing, again using the maximum 10 drop
    in post-exposure, static water contact angle as the pass/fail criteria. Each material was tested after exposure to the material/solvent
    for a 24 hour period, whether the material was smeared onto the surface without removal or soaked in solution. Specific values for
    resulting water contact angles are listed, with the coating passing all tests.

    Static contact angle data for easy-to-clean
    coated Corning Gorilla Glass exposed for
    24 hours to various materials. All data is
    for static contact angle measurements
    using 10 μL water droplets

    Solvent Tested:
    Acetone
    Butter
    Canola Oil
    Citrus Cleaner (dilute)
    Dish Soap
    Ethanol
    Ketchup
    Lipstick
    Lotion
    Make-up Foundation
    Mayonnaise
    Mustard
    Olive Oil
    Orange peel
    Sunscreen
    Spray Glass Cleaner
    12-29-2012 10:58 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I wouldn't be concerned about the effect of the solvents on the glass itself--I'd be much more concerned about the effect if those solvents seeped under the glass, which is not out of the question considering the well-known screen lift issue.
    12-29-2012 11:24 PM
  17. paul-c's Avatar
    I just use the same micro fiber cloth I use on my phones.

    Sent from my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
    12-30-2012 01:06 PM
  18. WordPainter's Avatar
    I use the microfiber cloth. And I spray eye glass cleaner thats approved for plastic eye glass lenses. Works very well.
    I don't recommend ever spraying anything directly on the screen. Too much risk of the liquid getting into one of the ports or under the screen.
    12-30-2012 02:47 PM
  19. weebeesteve's Avatar
    I don't recommend ever spraying anything directly on the screen. Too much risk of the liquid getting into one of the ports or under the screen.
    I don't. I spray it on the cloth.
    12-30-2012 03:11 PM
  20. 1812dave's Avatar
    I don't worry about things that others do. I've no concern that the once a month or so application of a tiny bit of glass cleaner on a rag is going to ruin the screen, or my life. relax, guys! If you are paranoid, use what I mentioned as the second item, in my first post! Klear Screen. oleophobic surfaces are overrated.
    12-30-2012 04:05 PM
  21. AC Castle's Avatar
    Just used dish soap and water and I'm surprised how well it worked. Windex makes an electronic flavor cleaner, prolly try that next time I need a clean. Dave is right, no need to be paranoid.
    01-04-2013 08:54 AM
  22. gollum18's Avatar
    You can use rubbing alcohol to clean the screen with a cotton ball. Its a cheap solution and works very well, I use it on my s3.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    01-04-2013 09:31 AM

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