Clean Your iPhone 4

By Dan Hinckley

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Now that you’ve been able to pre-order and purchase your iPhone 4, you’ll want to be ready to do everything you can to keep the device in good condition as possible. This means keeping your iPhone 4 clean, protected, and durable. Especially since we see used iPhone 3GS selling for over $300 on ebay (Check out the completed listings). Your iPhone 4 may pay for itself in 2 years if you can keep it clean and protected.

We’ve mentioned previously how to clean the iPhone and the iPhone 4 won’t be much different. We expect that the special oleophobic coating on the screen will be on the front and back glass of the device. The iPhone 4 could quickly be covered with finger prints. But as we’ve mentioned previously, DO NOT clean the iPhone 4 with cleaning products. This could damage the oleophobic coating and reduce the value of your iPhone.

Apple highly recommends that you keep cleaning the iPhone 4 simple.

How to Clean your iPhone 4

To clean your iPhone 4:

The Best Way to Protect and Keep Clean Your iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 is an amazing device and keeping it clean is important. Protecting the iPhone 4 from damage is also important. The best iPhone 4 protector that I personally recommend is the screens and covers made by invisibleSHIELD. The invisibleSHIELD iPhone 4 products will not only keep your iPhone 4 screen clean but they also help protect it better than any other covers on the market. Their technology comes from efforts to protect US Military Helicopter blades that they have leveraged to create the screen protection for the iPhone 4.

I’ll be looking to invisibleSHIELD to help protect my iPhone 4 and to keep it clean from finger prints. This way, in 2 years when a new highly anticipated Apple iPhone hits the market, I’ll be able to sell on ebay a “near mint” condition iPhone 4 for more than I purchased it for this week.

Have you purchased your iPhone 4? How do you keep your mobile devices clean and protected?

About Dan Hinckley
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8 Responses so far.

  1. Bon uz

    January 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Do Not use the Zagg invisashield on your iPhone 4. I had it professionally installed at best buy and after a couple days it starting peeling. I went back and they removed it and tried to place it again but same thing happened. Long story short the Zagg shield left permanent spots on my phone that is only visible when the phone is off. Also the damn thing is not durable & stretches when removing & repositioning.

    • noah.cj@hotmail.com

      January 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Yeah, I know what you mean. I had one installed and wasn't really satisfied with the result. The screen protector is pretty thick and will make your iPhone screen feel like rubber. It also looks like a piece of junk after a couple weeks because of all the finger scrapes it collects. Looks horrible in the light and rainbow lines have been known to appear which is really annoying since you are supposed to be viewing the beautiful retina display. I'm still searching for a nice quality protector, but I'd advise people to steer away from the Zagg unless they don't care about the things I listed above.

  2. Dan

    January 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Sorry that you guys haven't had the best results with the Zagg products. I use it on my iPhone 4 and its been great. They're by far the BEST quality screen protectors I've seen. If you think this dampens the Retina display, try another screen protector.

    • paula

      November 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      You must not have seen a lot of screen protectors, then!

      Anyone coming across this should Google and read about the Zagg problems. General consensus is that Power Support's protectors are the best ones out there (and no, I don't have any connection with the company, just a very happy user!).

  3. Cargo

    July 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Let me ask a simple question :
    If there is an oleophobic coating on the screen, isn't it silly to put a protective shield on it ? That means that the oleophobic coating is useless.

    • subterFUSE

      August 3, 2011 at 4:28 am

      It's the oleophobic coating that makes the Zagg InvisibleShields peel off so easily. The adhesive cannot stick well to the coating. I use the InvisibleShield, but have already done about 6 warranty replacements on it in 12 months, because the shield peels off when you put it in your pocket, or lay it on a table, etc….

  4. Ryan

    December 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Try using the OtterBox Screen Protectors. They are absolutely fantasctic. Although they dont sport the antiglare feature they provide crystal clear viewing of the display. If they are professionally installed the phone appears i it were without a screen protector. The only downside is that they only come with the case although I’m sure that someone on ebay sells them indivually. I hoped this helped! Happy New Year!!

  5. Ryan

    December 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Try using the OtterBox Screen Protectors. They are absolutely fantasctic. Although they dont sport the antiglare feature they provide crystal clear viewing of the display. If they are professionally installed the phone appears i it were without a screen protector. The only downside is that they only come with the case although I’m sure that someone on Ebay sells them indivually.

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