Tempered glass provides robust and effective protection for your phone screen. With normal phone use, fingerprints and dust can leave the screen looking dirty. If you would like to make your phone look it’s best, read our guide below to discover how to safely clean tempered glass.
First of all, it’s important to take care when you initially apply the tempered glass screen to your phone. Wash your hands thoroughly to make sure you don’t accidentally leave any greasy marks. You also need to degrease the phone screen and remove any dust particles. If you don’t, you will trap these dirty marks between the screen and the cover. Read our article on How to apply protective glass to your phone screen for our top tips and advice.
It’s simple to clean a tempered glass screen that has become dirty through regular use. However, you will need to use the right equipment. Here’s what to do:
1. Use optical quality moist lens wipes
A safe way to clean off greasy fingerprints and dust is to use the special moist wipes designed for use with glasses. You can buy these from any opticians or online. They’re formulated to gently but effectively get rid of grime without damaging the surface. Good toughened tempered glass protectors have a special oleophobic layer, which is similar to the coatings used on glasses and make it easy to remove dirt.
2. Microfiber cloths
Microfiber cloths are another great choice for cleaning smudges and greasy stains on protective tempered glass covers. Microfiber cloths are soft and unlike many other fabrics, they won’t leave any threads.
• For regular grime, use a circular motion to gently clean the screen.
• For larger, more stubborn patches of dirt, the microfiber cloth can be slightly dampened. If you do use a damp cloth always take care not to let any water get inside your phone. Any spots wiped with a damp cloth must be thoroughly dried with a dry microfiber cloth to prevent any unsightly discolouration.
3. Cleaners for touch screens
Cleaners designed for use with touch screens are also suitable for cleaning your tempered glass screen. You can buy these special cleaners at computer stores and online. They come in a variety of forms, including wipes, aerosols, and sponges. If you’re using an aerosol, take care not to let any liquid get into the smartphone.
Don’t use any tough chemical detergents on your screen as this can damage the oleophobic coating. When using aerosol agents, be especially careful not to let the liquid get inside the smartphone.
4. Cyber Clean
Cyber Clean is a high-tech cleaner designed for gadgets and devices with touch screens. It’s a special type of putty that gets into small crevices without leaving any liquid behind. All you need to do is take it out of the tub and give it a quick knead like plasticine. Then you put it on the surface and it picks up grime, dust, and smudges. It can be purchased online and can be used again and again after a quick wash and dry.
Handkerchiefs, paper towels, and kitchen towels are not suitable for cleaning your screen protector. These can all leave unsightly threads, streaks, or paper particles. Also, avoid any strong chemicals that are not specifically designed for use on your smartphone screen.