How to get rid of smudges from MacBook screen

Hello, Guys welcome back here How to clean a MacBook screen and get rid of smudges. You’ll wonder why you waited so long to learn how to clean a MacBook screen. Even if you have one of the greatest MacBooks, smudges and fingerprints will ultimately accumulate on the display, reducing visibility. However, many of us put off cleaning it, with some concerned about hurting the screen and others simply forgetting.

How to get rid of smudges from MacBook screen

Cleaning a MacBook screen — or any computer screen — is, on the other hand, a quick and simple task. All you need are a few household things that you may already have on hand. Here, we’ll walk you through each step of what to use and what to do.

How to clean a MacBook screen  

The following approach, according to Apple, can be used on any type of MacBook screen, including the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. It’s also safe to use on the displays of the iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini. If your iMac has a nano-texture glass display, go forward to the last section.

1. First of all, shut down and switch off your MacBook — make sure it’s not plugged into the wall either, for safety. 

2. Wipe away any visible dust with a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth. If your Mac came with a cleaning cloth, use it; otherwise, we recommend the MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth ($11.99 on Amazon). Use nothing else – paper towels can even harm the surface, so stick to microfiber.

3. If smudges remain, dampen another soft microfiber cloth with water and gently wipe the screen from side to side. Make sure not to scrub, as this could cause harm to the display, and only use water on the towel, not directly on the screen. The fabric should just be damp, not sodden, and no moisture should enter any of the perforations.

4. If stubborn marks remain, use a 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution on the cloth and wipe the marks away with it. Never, ever spray anything straight onto the screen. Alternatively, wipes containing the same solution can be used. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes ($9.98, Amazon) are recommended by Apple.

5. Leave to dry completely.  

That’s the end of it. Your MacBook’s screen should now be as good as new! The same procedure may be used to clean other laptop displays, but only with water — no wipes or IPA solution. You may also use a dry microfiber towel to gently rub out any spots and speed up the drying process.

How to clean the rest of your MacBook 

If you want to clean the rest of your Macbook or iMac, it’s a very similar method:

1. Make sure it’s shut down and unplugged

2. Use a dry lint-free microfiber cloth to wipe away immediate dust from the exterior, including the keyboard. 

3. If it requires a more thorough cleaning, moisten the cloth with water as described above, but be careful not to get any moisture into the apertures. Also, avoid spraying any substances directly onto your MacBook.

4. If you wish to sanitise your MacBook and water isn’t working, you can use 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes, 75% ethyl alcohol wipes, or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. These can be used on firm, nonporous surfaces such as the keyboard. Just make sure to keep the moisture out of the apertures once more.

How to clean nano-texture glass 

You should only use the towel that came with your iMac or Pro Monitor XDR to clean this type of display. According to Apple, no other sort of cloth should be used on nano-texture glass. If you’ve misplaced yours, replacements are available ($19, Apple).

If smudges remain, dampen this cloth with a 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution and wipe the marks away.

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