Do You Clean Your Screen?

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  1. Jon82

    Jon82 Junior Member

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    After purchasing a good microfiber cloth to clean the screens of my tablet and phone, I've come to the conclusion that cleaning my tablet's screen is a waste of time - if it's only fingerprints. Other stuff, such as food, should be removed, but fingerprints... nope. Not regularly, anyway.

    The main reason I say this is because once the screen has been completely cleaned of fingerprints it becomes smothered with them again only minutes later.

    As long as it's only fingerprints I have no problem viewing the screen. So I hold off on cleaning until some opaque matter finds its way onto it - such as food substances.
     
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    Pretty much what I do. Even with microfiber cloth, you need to be gentle though. Most, if not all, screens have a film on them that you don't want to damage. For the "opaque matter" I dampen a corner of the cloth wih plain water, and then dry with the rest of the cloth. Don't even think about using something like Windex.
     
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    My tablet has gotten something strayed on to it. it is rough feeling and very distracting. is there another more aggressive way to clean it that removes gunk?
     
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    Better not to clean it though!
     
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    I bought it used so the screen was pretty bad. I tried polishing it with toothpaste. it worked some but it would take a lot more scrubbing. By the way, so far I haven't made it any worse. I was actually thinking that maybe someone had tried the polishing kits made for the plastic headlights. But with the touch screen I am afraid that would ruin it.
     
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    Well, I do clean the screen once a week. The touch will be more smoothly after that.
     
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    Will do clean the screen once in a week or sometimes. The touch screen will be smooth and working well..
     
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    I keep a microfiber cloth at work and at home and clean it every few days.
     
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    Using a microfiber cloth is the best and simplest way to clean a mobile phone screen. You can also use alcohol gel for disinfection. But it must be used sparingly.
     
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    I clean it once a week as well. It's the same with my eye glasses though, no matter how much I put an effort in cleaning, it'll always have smudges or fingerprints again.
     

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