Wondering the proper way to clean your iPad or tablet?

We’ve looked at the manufacturer’s instructions to determine the safest and most effective way to clean the iPad and this is how it’s done.

Some people may wonder, how do I disinfect the iPad or tablet? Well, the optical cloth that you use is able to sweep up bacteria because of the way it has been constructed. Because it leaves no oils or residue behind, there is no bacteria left behind on the surface either.

Items you’ll need: Cotton swabs, water, and an optical cloth.

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1) Start by turning off the tablet and folding your optical cloth in quarters.

2) Lightly mist one quarter of the cloth with water and tap the wet side on the back of your hand to remove any excess moisture.

3)  Wipe the wet side in an ‘S’ pattern from top to bottom, removing any hardened on spots by gently working in a circular motion. Flip the cloth to the dry quarters to buff away any streaks.

Remember, touch screens have special anti-glare and anti-static coatings, so water is the only liquid you should use to clean your tablet. Remember, never spray liquid directly onto the keyboard to prevent it from being ruined.

As part of our Electronics Cleaning Essentials, we’ll show you the proper, basic way to clean and maintain a tablet. Please note: this video does not go in to complex cleaning issues – if you have a specific question that was not answered in the video, please leave us a comment and we’ll provide you with a more specific answer.

PS. Special thanks to my husband, who you don’t see in these videos but is responsible for everything from filming to editing, to text and music. He’s awesome and deserves credit 🙂

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  1. Um you mentioned cotton swabs in the supplies needed but didn’t mention it in the instructions cleaning the tablet itself so what are the swabs for? Also Emy’s question is something i’d like to know too


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