Touch Screen Maintenance & Cleaning Tips

Touch screens are everywhere these days – Not just on your Smart phones, MP3 player and Tablets but also on new generation All-in-One PCs, information consoles and many other devices.

However, improperly maintained touch screens result in scratches and other damages which in turn cause lack of response or total dysfunction. Here are some tips to maintain your touch screen devices using the right screen cleaning method.

How to take care of your Touch Screen devices?

If you are using your touch screen phones or gadgets under normal weather conditions, it would be good enough if you keep your nails trimmed and palms cleaned. However, if you happened to live in extreme cold conditions, you may have to use touch screen gloves.

While keeping the device down: Needless to say, one shouldn’t keep a touchscreen phone or gadget with its screen facing the surface. Moreover, it’s not advisable to keep touch screen gadget on potentially wet surfaces such as dining tables, kitchen counter or near a bathroom sink where water, soap form, acidic liquids such as vinegar or even your hand sanitizer drops could spoil the device screen.

While using the device: It’s better to avoid using touch phones while eating or doing chores. Also, if you have just washed your hands or sanitized, let it dry before you use your expensive smart phone or tablet PC.

Usage of screen guards: Screen guards, though slows phone response a bit, improves the lifespan of touch phones greatly. However, the proper sized guards may not be available for all models of phones.

Cleaning Touch Screens

You should not use paper towels or tissues to clean your touch screen phones as some paper types can cause permanent scratches on your phone or gadget screens. Also, never use your dry hand to clean or scratch a visible dirt piece out.

Here’s the right way of cleaning your expensive touch screen devices.

  1. Use a clean and dry microfiber cloth to gently dust the device including the screen
  2. Wet the microfiber cloth with a few drops of distilled water – Never wet the cloth too much or completely
  3. Gently wipe the screen with the wet cloth without putting any pressure on the screen
  4. Using a dry part of the microfiber cloth, gently clean the touch surface in a circular motion
  5. Dust off any remaining part of the fiber with the same cloth for super clean and responsive touch screen

Please note that you may also buy recommended touch screen cleaners for better finish.

If you don’t have access to any distilled water or any approved cleaning agent, you may also go by the proven method of breathing into the screen and wiping off the breath moisture with the microfiber cloth. And if microfiber cloth is not available, just use a clean part of the poly-fiber or light cotton shirt that you are wearing.