Question from Clara: I’ve been cleaning the screens on my MacBook Pro and iPhone with a micro-fiber cloth covered with glass cleaner, but someone told me I shouldn’t do that because the glass cleaner could damage the screen.
What’s the best way to clean the screen on a computer?
Rick’s answer: The person who told you that was right Clara. Many glass cleaner solutions can cause discoloring and other forms of damage to the screens in modern flat panel displays and mobile devices.
As a general rule, it’s best to use wipes that are pre-moistened with a solution that was designed specifically for flat panel display screens in order to keep them clean while preventing the devices from being damaged.
In general, it’s not a good idea to spray any kind of liquid onto a rag and use it to clean computer equipment since excess liquid can seep into cracks and cause damage inside the case.
The solution that’s on most wipes that are designed for cleaning electronic items won’t run, and the best wipes are also both static free and ammonia free.
Personally, I really like Endust Electronics Anti-Static Tablet Computer Wipes.
These wipes do an excellent job, they’re inexpensive and they work with virtually every kind of screen in use today.
I’ve used several different brands over the years, but the Endust wipes seem to do a better job for me than any of the others.
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