How do I clean my iPhone 12 screen?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

To clean my iPhone 12 screen, I first make sure to use a soft, slightly damp cloth. I usually grab a lint-free cloth, like a microfiber cloth, as it works really well for this task. It’s important to make sure the cloth is only slightly damp, not soaking wet, as I don’t want any excess moisture to get into the openings of my phone.

I avoid using any cleaners that could potentially damage my screen or the delicate components of my iPhone. This means steering clear of window cleaners, household cleaners, and any other harsh chemicals. I also avoid using compressed air or aerosol sprays, as these can force moisture or debris into the phone and cause damage.

One thing to note is that the front glass surfaces of the iPhone have an oleophobic coating. This coating helps reduce fingerprint smudges and makes it easier to clean the screen. However, it can wear off over time, so it’s important to be gentle when cleaning.

I find that the slightly damp cloth is usually enough to remove smudges and fingerprints from my screen. If there are stubborn spots or grime, I sometimes use a little bit of water on the cloth to help loosen it. However, I make sure to wring out any excess water and avoid getting the cloth too wet.

When cleaning my iPhone, I’m careful to avoid getting moisture in any of the openings, such as the charging port or speakers. If any water does get into these areas, I make sure to dry them thoroughly before using my phone again.

In terms of cleaning solutions, I steer clear of anything that contains hydrogen peroxide or other harsh chemicals. These can damage the screen and potentially void any warranty I have on my iPhone.

I find that a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth is the safest and most effective way to clean my iPhone 12 screen. By being gentle and avoiding harsh chemicals, I can keep my screen looking clean and smudge-free without risking any damage to my phone.