When your Apple device is fresh out of the box, you want it to stay that way. Since you’ve spent a lot of money on it, it’s important to keep it in mint condition. To keep your Apple device looking brand new, here are tips to keep in mind.
When cleaning Apple notebook computers, whether it’s MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, make sure to shut it down first and unplug the power adapter. Then dampen a soft cloth and wipe it on the computer’s exterior to eliminate dust and dirt. Avoid dampening its openings or spraying liquid directly on its keyboard. Doing so can short-circuit the wiring of your computer. Aside from that, do not apply solvents, strong cleaners containing hydrogen peroxide, abrasives, and aerosols that can damage the computer’s finish.
Before you start cleaning, make sure your computer is not running or is plugged into an outlet. Not to mention, remove all cables and peripherals attached to it in order to avoid getting electrocuted by the electricity flowing through its wires. Next, gather all your cleaning tools including a small paint brush, a can of dust remover, and zip ties. Use the small paint brush to get rid of dust that cannot be reached by the dust remover. Apply the dust remover into the RAM slots inside the computer case to eliminate dust buildup. While doing that, tuck the wires inside the computer using zip ties so the CPU fan will not scrape them. All these procedures can ensure that your Apple desktop computer will look good as new. Clean it once every 3 or 6 months to keep its top-notch performance.
A can of dust remover is good enough to remove the layers of dust on the monitor’s exterior. Then wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth which is very soft and absorbent, attracting dust and oils. What’s more, it won’t leave scratches and scrapes on your screen. Before you use it, make sure it is clean and free from a speck of dirt or sand that could harm the monitor’s screen and finish. Next, do not use corrosive substances like ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners as they can damage your screen, stripping off anti-reflective layers and causing clouding in the center and the sides of the screen. As for how to wipe your screen, do not wipe it in circular motions, instead, do it in a sweeping motion and just apply a little pressure. Regularly keeping your Apple monitor clean will prevent you from getting distracted while gaming or browsing.
If you have a MacBook or an Apple desktop computer, you should not only clean the monitors and the PC tower but also include the peripherals.
This peripheral is more susceptible to dirt than any other computer part. That is why it should be cleaned regularly. To help reduce the buildup of dirt and dust, avoid eating or drinking at your keyboard. When cleaning, you can use a vacuum cleaner to suck out dirt in your keyboard. Then, wipe the top of each key and its spaces with a cotton swab dampened with alcohol. If you accidentally spill your drink on your keyboard, then unplug your desktop computer or Macbook immediately. Then, detach the keys and turn the keyboard upside down to drain the liquid in it. Before using it again, make sure it is completely dry.
As dirt and dust build up in your mouse, it gets erratic in its movement. If you are using an Apple mouse and you see that the cursor starts to move erratically or is not responsive enough, then it might need some cleaning. To clean your mouse, just use a pair of tweezers to get rid of dust and dirt from its sensor eyehole. Then, wipe the exterior of your mouse with a cloth moistened with soap and water to eliminate smudges and grime. The cleaning of your Apple mouse should be done regularly; that way, it will keep running smoothly and extend its life. As for the mouse pad, just clean the specks of dust and dirt using a brush or damp cloth. Clearing the surface of the mousepad of dirt will improve your mouse responsiveness and movement.
iPhone and iPad
Although these devices such as the soon-to-be released iPhone 8 have oleophobic screens that resist smudges, you can still find many fingerprints on them. Fortunately, these can be eliminated by wiping the screen with a cloth damped with water. Before doing this, make sure your iPhone or iPad is switched off. You can use a gentle cleaner and avoid using ones that contain harsh chemicals like household cleaners, window cleaners, aerosol sprays, ammonia, cleaners with hydrogen peroxide, and abrasives. Another important thing is the material of the cloth you will use to wipe the screen. Select a cloth that is smooth to protect the screen’s oleophobic coating, and rub it gently. Once the screen is dry, you can now turn your device back on.