How to Clean Your Apple Keyboard Safely
· Unplug Your Keyboard and Shake It Out
Unplug your keyboard first for safety – in fact, it’s a good idea if you take your keyboard away from your desk entirely so you won’t bump or damage your other accessories by accident.
If you use one of Apple’s wireless keyboards, remember to remove the batteries first and set them aside before you begin.
Turn your keyboard upside over the trash and give it a light shake to remove any obvious bits of debris.
- Stay Away from Cleaners, Grab Water
It may seem counter-intuitive, but you shouldn’t use any cleaners on your Apple keyboard.
Likewise, stay away from solvents, acids, and basically any chemicals. Don’t use any cleaner, natural or store-bought. There’s a chance they could seep down into your keyboard and damage delicate components waiting there (this is also a good reason to try to avoid spilling anything on your keyboard).
So, stick with plain, clean water. A small bowl is all you need or a nearby faucet.
- Pick the Right Cleaning Instrument.
Don’t use anything abrasive on your keyboard – so stay away from hard sponges and any rough “scrubbing” materials. These could rub off the letters on your keys and cause other damage, which is never cool.
Instead, pick out a clean, lint-free cloth for your work. The lint-free part is important for two reasons.
First, little bits of lint can get caught around your keys or maybe even trapped underneath some keys, which can cause additional problems. Second, lint is often a sign of some static charge. You really don’t want to use any cloth that can build up a static charge while you are cleaning your electronics since there’s a chance it could damage sensitive components.
How to Clean Your Mac or MacBook Display Safely
Now comes the tricky part. Do you still have the smooth felt cloth that came with your Apple Display? That is easily the best cloth to use for this project. However, if it’s been a while since you bought your display, there’s a good chance that the cloth may have become…misplaced.
Whatever you do, don’t use just any cleaner lying around. You should be especially careful to avoid cleaners that have acetone, ammonia, or any type of solvents. . These sprays may damage your display, especially if used over time.