For Seniors: Keep the iPhone 4S Screen Clean
If you’ve been playing with your iPhone 4S, you know (despite Apple’s claim that the iPhone has a fingerprint-resistant screen) that it’s a fingerprint magnet. Here are some tips for cleaning your iPhone screen:
Use a dry, soft cloth. You can get most fingerprints off with a dry, soft cloth such as the one you use to clean your eyeglasses or a cleaning tissue that’s lint- and chemical-free. Or try products used to clean lenses in labs such as Kimwipes or Kaydry, which you can get from several major retailers such as Amazon.
Use a slightly dampened soft cloth. To get the surface even cleaner, slightly dampen the soft cloth. Again, make sure that whatever cloth material you use is free of lint.
Remove the cables. Turn off your iPhone and unplug any cables from it before cleaning the screen with a moistened cloth.
Avoid too much moisture. Avoid getting too much moisture around the edges of the screen, where it can seep into the unit.
Never use household cleaners. They can degrade the coating that keeps the iPhone screen from absorbing oil from your fingers.
Do not use premoistened lens-cleaning tissues to clean your iPhone screen. Most brands of wipe contain alcohol, which can damage the screen’s coating.