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How to Clean Macbook Pro Retina Screen

To clean the screen of your Mac notebook or desktop Mac, or to clean an Apple-made display, follow the steps below.

Important: Do not use an acetone-based cleaner to clean the screen.

WARNING: Never spray screen cleaning directly on it. It’s possible that it’ll drip inside the display, causing harm.

Your computer’s screen should be cleaned.

  1. Turn off your Mac and unplug any devices that are linked to it.
  2. Wet a clean, soft, lint-free cloth and wipe the screen clean.

Clean the display screen of an Apple product

  1. If you’re cleaning an external display, unplug it from the power source, your Mac, and any other external devices. Disconnect the power from your computer before cleaning an iMac screen.
  2. Wipe any dust from the screen with the cloth that comes with the display—or another soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
  3. If extra cleaning is required, softly dampen the cloth with water or a screen or display cleaner before wiping the screen. Moisture should not be allowed to enter through any apertures.

Important: The screen on your Apple Pro Display XDR or iMac is either nano-texture glass or regular glass.

How to Care for Your Apple Devices

Get cleaning tips and advice for your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, display, or any peripheral device.

Apple devices are manufactured from a variety of materials, each of which has its own cleaning requirements.

  • Only use a lint-free, soft cloth. Abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and other similar products should be avoided.
  • Avoid wiping excessively, as this can cause harm.
  • Disconnect all power sources, devices, and wires from the outside world.
  • Unless otherwise specified for specific products, keep liquids away from the product.
  • Keep moisture out of any apertures.
  • Avoid using abrasives, bleaches, or aerosol sprays.
  • Cleaners should not be sprayed directly onto the object.
  • MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air (MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air)
  • Shut down your computer and unhook the power adapter before cleaning the outside of your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Then clean the computer’s exterior with a moist, soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Shut down your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air and unplug the power adapter before cleaning the screen. Clean the computer’s screen by dampening a soft, lint-free cloth with simply water. Moisten the cloth with a 70-percent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution to remove stubborn smudges.
  • Unplug the power adapter and turn off your Mac. Clean the Touch Bar and Touch ID with a gentle, lint-free cloth dampened solely with water.
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) and MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010): These computers include a soft nonslip substance on the bottom chassis. To clean the bottom case, use a 3M Gray Microfiber or a soft dye-free, lint-free cloth.

The Mac Pro, Mac mini, and iMac are all Apple computers

To begin, turn off your Mac and unhook the power cord as well as any other devices attached to it. Then clean the computer’s exterior with a moist, soft, lint-free cloth. Moisten the cloth with a 70-percent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution to remove stubborn smudges.

Displays

Disconnect the display from the power source, the computer, and any other external devices. Then wipe the dust from the screen with the towel that came with your display or another soft, dry cloth.

If the display panel or case needs additional cleaning, use a soft, slightly moist, lint-free cloth. Moisture should not be allowed to enter through any apertures.

Peripherals

Apple keyboards, mice, and track pads (wireless or USB)

To begin, turn off the device. Remove the batteries from your gadget if it has them. (If your gadget is connected to your computer via wire, simply unhook it.)

After that, wipe the outside of your gadget clean with a lint-free cloth dampened with water.

There could be a hair or other debris on the sensor lens if your Magic Mouse or Magic Mouse 2 isn’t tracking properly. Turn the mouse over and use a bright light to examine the sensor window. If debris is visible, carefully clean the sensor glass using compressed air.

Silicone iPhone case

Remove your iPhone from the silicone iPhone cover to clean it. Wipe the outside and inside of the iPhone cover using a gentle, slightly wet, lint-free cloth.

Leather iPhone case

Natural leather is used to make the leather iPhone case. As you utilize it, its appearance will change. Due to the oils on your skin and direct sunshine, it may develop a patina and alter cooler, complementing the natural look even more.

Clear iPhone case

Remove your iPhone from the clear iPhone cover to clean it. Wipe the outside and inside of the case with a gentle, dry, lint-free cloth.

Smart Battery Case for iPhone

Remove your iPhone from the Smart Battery Case to clean it. Wipe the outside of the case with a gentle, slightly wet, lint-free cloth.

Use a gentle, dry, lint-free cloth to wipe the internal Lightning connector, and avoid using liquids or cleaning solutions.

MagSafe accessories for iPhone

Magnets in the MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Battery Pack may gather debris during normal use. Before cleaning these accessories, brush off any debris from the magnetic ring.

Remove the power cord from your MagSafe Charger or MagSafe Battery Pack. Then wipe the silicone middle of the charging area with a slightly damp cloth.

Apple Pencil is an iPad accessory

Use a gentle, slightly moist, lint-free cloth to clean your Apple Pencil. Wipe your Apple Pencil with the damp towel from the tip end—but not the tip itself—towards the opposite end. Allow no moisture to enter the Apple Pencil’s seam between the tip and the body.

Polyurethane iPad Smart Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, Smart Cover, and Smart Case

Remove the polyurethane Smart Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, Smart Cover, or Smart Case from the iPad before cleaning it. Use a lint-free, soft, slightly moist cloth.

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