The past couple of years has been quite impressive for Apple. Not just from seeing what the company has released in terms of devices, but in terms of the types of displays that are being used in those devices. The Pro Display XDR is the perfect example of this, as the XDR is a professional-grade monitor for your Apple devices that comes equipped with nano-texture glass.
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Then, we have the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with its miniLED display that looks absolutely stunning. Taking things even further, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models from 2021 offers arguably the best displays that we’ve ever seen on a laptop. But there is one glaring issue with all of these displays that Apple has finally solved.
With the release of the Pro Display XDR and iMac, Apple includes a “Polishing Cloth” in the box to help keep the displays clean. Apple even went so far as to make the Polishing Cloth available for everyone, and it was so popular that it has been sold out for quite some time until just recently.
How to clean Apple Polishing Cloth
This polishing cloth is a bit different from what you might get in a microfiber cloth from Amazon. And while it can still clean all of your screens with ease, the truth is that you might find yourself needing to clean the cloth itself after a few uses.
Luckily, if you’ve been wondering just how to clean the Polishing Cloth, Apple has provided some instructions on how to do so. Here’s how to clean Apple Polishing Cloth:
- Hand wash the Apple polishing cloth with dish soap and water.
- Rinse the cloth thoroughly.
- Allow the polishing cloth to air dry for at least 24 hours.
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide any insight into the type of dish soap that you should use. It’s safe to assume that using something like a scent-free dish soap would do the trick. This wouldn’t leave any residue on the cloth, and it wouldn’t add any smells to your cleaning cloth or the display itself. But still, practice caution and don’t just use any run-of-the-mill dish soap.
Apple does state that if you need a little bit of “oomph” to clean the nano-texture glass on your Pro Display XDR or other devices, you can “moisten the cloth with a 70-percent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution.” This will help get rid of any of those stubborn smudges that just won’t come off normally.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.