How to Protect and Clean iPad Screen

by on May 3rd, 2010

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Got new iPad? Children love your shiny new iPad, and it has the fingerprints to prove it. What’s the best way to keep iPad looking like new? The Apple iPad screen being sensitive to touch is like a magnet for fingerprints and the marks are visible when the screen is off or you’re using any app with a dark background or turn it off.

According to iPad user’s guide, you should NOT use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia or abrasives to clean the iPad screen.

How to Clean iPad
  • Turn off the iPad
  • Use microfiber cloth (or your sleeve)
  • Still have a smudge? Add some moisture with a puff of breath and rub a bit longer without the pressure

Caution: Don’t get any liquid near the edges and don’t apply pressure at screen.


iPad Screen Protector

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As touch screen devices become more prevalent, so is the need for keeping the screens free from fingerprints and smudges for optimum clarity.

You can also use iPad Screen Protector (fingerprint-resistant screen protector). One is Targus Screen Protector (available for iphone 3G and 3GS) that will be available for iPad also very soon.

Targus, the case and accessory provider, has announced that they intend to have an iPad-sized version of their iPhone Screen Protector with Clear View technology available in April.

The Targus Screen Protector with Clear View technology has a microscopic landscape of ridges and valleys that dissipate fingerprint oils, effectively reducing the amount of fingerprints and smudges on the screen. The microscopic ridges also help reduce glare, and provide a scratch proof surface for the device you love. The specially formulated adhesive Targus uses on the Screen Protector allows for easy application without any bubbles, and reduces peeling.

One Review

  1. Shwamee says:

    A simple microfiber cloth such as our Shwamee Touchscreen Cleaning Cloth is all you need for most iPad cleaning tasks. If you have some stubborn grime on your device, then get your hands lightly wet with clean water, dry them off on the cloth one time, and that is all the moisture you will need. Handy 9×9 inch size, sold in two-packs for $5.99 plus shipping.