For the first time since the Pro Display XDR was introduced back in 2019, Apple finally answered the prayers of its faithful users. The Apple Studio Display is a more cost-friendly option for those who want a high-end monitor that doesn’t cost more than a car. But instead of just throwing a 4K panel into an aluminum chassis, Apple took things even further. The Studio Display features a 27-inch panel with a 5K resolution, and there’s even an Apple-made processor built into the monitor itself.
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Apple even went so far as to provide several different configurations, with multiple stand options, along with the option for a standard or Nanotexture finish. The nano-textured model is designed to cut down on the amount of glare that you might experience. Lighting conditions can truly ruin a great experience with practically any monitor. And Apple hopes to combat that by offering this more-expensive configuration.
How To Clean the Apple Studio Display
As we’ve seen with the Pro Display XDR and 2021 MacBook Pro models, cleaning your screen isn’t as easy as just using some run-of-the-mill glass cleaner. Apple went so far as to release its own microfiber cleaning cloth after the MacBook Pro models were released. And some are still having a tough time managing to get one for themselves due to its popularity.
So what are you supposed to do if you picked up and need to clean the Apple Studio Display? As is the case with most of Apple’s products, the company offers some guidelines as to what you need to do.
Apple strongly advises against using any other liquids besides a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) solution, or just a little bit of water. The IPA solution applies to both the nano-texture glass, along with the standard glass found on the Studio Display and Pro Display XDR. Those with the standard glass can also use a microfiber cloth lightly dampened with water.
Under no circumstances, should you use anything other than this solution in order to properly clean your display. Apple provides the following statement:
Do not use acetone-based agents to clean the display screen.
If you own a display with nano-texture glass, then the only recommendation is to use the aforementioned 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) solution with Apple’s polishing cloth. You’ll only want to resort to this method in the event that you come across “hard-to-remove” smudges. If you’re just trying to clean off some dust or a fingerprint from the screen, then you’ll just want to use the polishing cloth that came with your Studio Display.
Clean Apple Polishing Cloth
So if you managed to get your hands on one of the elusive Apple Polishing Cloths, you might be wondering how you can clean it. Even if the cloth doesn’t look dirty, there is still dust and debris that might be trapped in between the microfibers. This can result in leaving even more smudges on the screen, or worse when you go to clean the Studio Display.
According to Apple, these are the steps you’ll want to take in order to clean the Apple Polishing Cloth:
- Hand wash the polishing cloth with dish soap and water.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Allow the polishing cloth to air dry for at least 24 hours.
There is no mention of what kind of dish soap should be used, but it’s safe to assume that you’ll be able to use whatever you have handy at the time. We do recommend using something like scent-free dish soap, as this won’t leave any residue on the cloth, and won’t add any unwanted smells to your cloth (or the display).
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.