1. sad cricket's Avatar
    For years I was using the alcohol lens wipes to clean my iPhone 4 and had no ill effects even though Apple discourages it. Since I bought my S4, I have been doing the same thing. Am I asking for trouble if I keep using the alcohol wipes? What do you use to clean the screen?
    09-04-2013 09:26 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    For years I was using the alcohol lens wipes to clean my iPhone 4 and had no ill effects even though Apple discourages it. Since I bought my S4, I have been doing the same thing. Am I asking for trouble if I keep using the alcohol wipes? What do you use to clean the screen?
    I don't see why alcohol should be a big deal/ It's a good glass cleaner, and alcohol is used to clean and prep electronic circuits for assembly. However, If you want to play it safe, there are screen cleaning wipes for sale at any major retailer. Although, I think those contain alcohol.
    09-04-2013 09:35 PM
  3. FaisDogg's Avatar
    I wouldn't use alcohol on Gs4 due to it's polycarbonate plastic body due to the fact that alcohol is an organic solvent, and it can dissolve/deform plastic and most paint finishes.

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    09-04-2013 09:43 PM
  4. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I wouldn't use alcohol on Gs4 due to it's polycarbonate plastic body due to the fact that alcohol is an organic solvent, and it can dissolve/deform plastic and most paint finishes.

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    This. Just get phone screen cleaner, I always can find it in stores. I personally just use a micro fiber cloth because my phone usually doesn't get that dirty
    April920 likes this.
    09-05-2013 06:22 AM
  5. STSVA's Avatar
    Agree with others above to use a non-alcohol cleaner, just in case. So far I've just used any clean cloth available (like my T-shirt), although a clean microfiber is probably preferable. Unless the screen is really smudged with fingerprints, makeup, or other oily marks a clean cloth is probably all you'll need.
    DroidArmy likes this.
    09-05-2013 07:49 AM
  6. mahler9's Avatar
    oops, nm
    09-05-2013 08:13 AM
  7. Pdarnall's Avatar
    I use Costco Eyeglasses Care Kit. The solution is plastic safe without using alcohol. The included micofiber cloth and unlimited free refill can't be beat for the $5 asking price.
    Philip

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    09-05-2013 08:29 AM
  8. josearmz10789's Avatar
    The included micofiber cloth and unlimited free refill can't be beat for the $5 asking price.
    Philip

    Posted via Android Central App
    Damn free refill that's great too bad the nearest costco is about an hour away and for 5 bucks I'll just get another cleaner at walmart.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-05-2013 08:39 AM
  9. jeffreii's Avatar
    No liquids on my phone, thanks.

    A micro-fiber cloth is all you really need, in my opinion.
    09-05-2013 10:15 AM
  10. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I think alcohol reacts weirdly with the coating that is put onto the glass to keep it scratch resistant now as well. I honestly just use a t-shirt to clean my screen most of the time.

    Sent from my *PURPLE* Galaxy S4
    09-05-2013 02:54 PM
  11. jpriest007's Avatar
    Go to the Walmart electronic department where computers are they have screen wipes that are good on all electronic devices. They are not too expensive for a big tub. Where I'm at it is about $8.00

    Posted from my Galaxy Note 2 via Android Central App
    09-06-2013 09:13 PM
  12. chloeshotmom's Avatar
    my shirt or anything cotton, unless it gets dirty coz my daughter play with it i use baby wipes.
    09-07-2013 09:18 AM
  13. cindylee60's Avatar
    I just use my tshirt and my breath for fingerprints and smudges.
    09-07-2013 09:41 AM
  14. jazzyjag70's Avatar
    I agree with all you need is a good clean microfiber cloth.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-07-2013 09:47 AM
  15. deejayburnout's Avatar
    I just use my tshirt and my breath for fingerprints and smudges.
    Me too.

    Works every time and has for many years

    If there is a real dirty bit, I use a little spit.

    Sent via my mobile communications device.
    09-07-2013 10:06 AM
  16. DroidArmy's Avatar
    Me too.

    Works every time and has for many years

    If there is a real dirty bit, I use a little spit.

    Sent via my mobile communications device.
    Not sure that's the best idea to use spit on a $600+ smartphone......
    09-07-2013 04:39 PM
  17. Emma Moore3's Avatar
    A micro-fiber cloth is the best for cleaning a Samsung galaxy s4 iPhones iPads etc.... you can get cleaning phone wipes in the pharmacy but I clean my Samsung with my sunglasses micro-fiber cloth : -)
    01-16-2015 02:27 AM
  18. ellisroy's Avatar
    A little underarm sweat and a dirty sock to wipe it clean. Keeps my phone smelling like the phone companies.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-17-2015 05:07 AM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Lots of comedians...which is always good. I have a microfiber cloth reserved for cleaning my screens. I keep one at the office, one in the car, and one at home.
    01-17-2015 06:43 AM
  20. Pinhead117's Avatar
    Don't ever use alcohol! Home Depot sells a good cheap bottle of screen cleaner, brand name is CETECH...always use a microfiber cloth.
    05-17-2015 02:28 PM
  21. Pinhead117's Avatar
    Cetech screen cleaner from Home Depot...Always use a microfiber cloth!
    05-17-2015 02:30 PM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I like this product. https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=pjn_jWC8

    Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013) using Tapatalk
    05-17-2015 02:33 PM
  23. abcomputin's Avatar
    Either a microfiber cloth or Zeiss lens cleaning wipe. Depends on how dirty it is.
    05-18-2015 09:04 AM

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