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Tips For Cleaning Your Apple Iphone

Jan 24, 2008
When you have a product, such as the iPhone, it is imperative that you care for this electronic device so that it will last you many years. However, one of the easiest ways to care for your Apple iPhone is not to go out and purchase various products to keep it safe throughout its life, while that is important, the best way to show your new cell phone some T.L.C. is through simply cleaning it. However, this poses a major problem for many people. The reason for this is because since the iPhone is such a unique device, and its screen is so sensitive to touch, many people don't know how they can properly clean their iPhone without damaging it.

Of course, when you are cleaning your iPhone, you don't want to simply wash it with any type of cleaners, because these cleaners could actually cause the iPhone to malfunction, thus giving you a defective product. When you are cleaning your iPhone, you must ensure that you take extra care, and don't do it if you are in a rush. The reason behind this is because if you are lazy, or in a hurry, you may damage the inner workings of the iPhone, as well as the ever important screen. When you are cleaning your iPhone, there are several items that you must have. These items will allow you to effectively clean your phone without damaging the sensitive touch screen or the inner workings of your fantastic cell phone.

Before you clean your iPhone, you need to make sure that you have the following items: water, microfiber cloth and your favorite CD to relax you and make the process enjoyable. Make sure that you NEVER use any type of chemical agents to clean your iPhone, because these can actually hinder the way the screen interacts with you. Once you have gathered all of the items sit down and place the water in a small cup. With the microfiber cloth, which is available through the many various iPhone retailers, dip the corner of the cloth into the water, allowing it to become saturated with the water.

Do not use too much water, however. One way you can check to see if you have enough water is to get a piece of glass and wipe off a corner with the wet cloth. If water streams off the glass where you wiped it then you have too much water and will need to let the cloth dry off a little. You can also use a mirror to perform this test.

You want the cloth to be damp enough so that you can wipe your iPhone's screen without leaving any water behind. Always use an up and down motion when wiping as wiping in circles can cause unsightly smudges. It will only take a couple of wipes to clean the entire surface of your phone. As the iPhone uses the screen intensively the oils from your fingers will soon build up and causing it to become dirty. Depending how often you use your iPhone you should aim to clean it ever 1-2 weeks.
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