The screens of iPhone and iPod are very sensitive, and this is the reason it so smoothly responds. While they give an excellent touch screen experience, it is very necessary to take care of the screen. Even when you have screen protection on, cleaning the screen of an iPhone, or iPod touch is an act of responsibility. Therefore, here are some tips from Tech Medics on how to clean the screen of your iPhone or iPod touch:
This is a very good material to clean phone screens because microfiber prevents scratches that may show up after using any other cloth on the screen. Rub the cloth ‘gently’ from top to bottom and the fingerprints that are left on screen gets cleaned easily. The reason it should be done ‘gently’ is because pressing it too hard can cause damage.
Switching it off
Before beginning the cleaning process, make sure the phone is not charging and then switch it off. Cleaning the screen with iPhone or iPod switched on may cause permanent damage to the gadget.
Do not use household liquids and chemicals
Household cleaners and chemicals may sound good options to clean the screen of iPhone and iPod, but they must be avoided at all costs. At most, you can use water to dampen the cloth a bit to remove dry spots that are not being removed by cloth itself. However, immediately rub the screen with the dry part of the cloth so that no moist remains on the screen. Chemicals and cleaners are harmful to the screen.
Dampen the cloth, not the screen
A common mistake that users often make is they pour a few drops of water on the screen and rub the dry cloth on it. Although this may sound very similar to the correct method it is not. Throwing water on the screen directly may result in phone damage.
If any liquid spills over the screen, clean it off immediately without waiting for it to dry. Once dry, the spots are difficult and riskier to remove while fresh spills can easily be removed by rubbing the microfiber cloth gently all over the screen.
When nothing works, do not experiment
At times, you fail to realize some spills on the screen of your iPhone or iPod. These spills later dry up and are nearly impossible to clean safely. When you try all above tips, and they do not work, give the gadget away to some professional shop or individual. They use special tools and skills to clean it off safely. Although cleaning may seem to be a simple task it needs to be done very carefully when it comes to iPhone and iPod. Slight carelessness may result in a damaged screen that could cost you hundreds of dollars later on. Therefore, it is better to use precautions while cleaning the screen so that you can use your gadget in a perfect condition for a long time.