Using and cleaning iPad
It’s important to find a comfortable posture when using iPad, and to take frequent breaks. Use
your lap, or a table, case, or dock accessory, to support iPad during use.
Handle iPad with care, to maintain its appearance. If you’re concerned about scratching or
abrasion of the screen, you can use a case or a cover, sold separately.
To clean iPad, unplug all cables and turn off iPad (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the
red slider appears, then slide the onscreen slider). Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid
getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays,
solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad. The iPad screen has an oleophobic coating;
simply wipe the screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands. The ability of
this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an
abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch your screen.
For more information about handling iPad, see the iPad Important Product Information Guide at