How To Clean the iPhone 4 Camera Lens

The larger lens on the iPhone 4 and 4S camera is still tiny. The actual lens itself is shielded by an external lens case. While the lens covering is about 5 mm, the lens itself is about than 2 mm– simply a little bigger than the head of a pin. Even a small smudge or a fingerprint on your lens could really effect the quality of your images. Additionally, the iPhone 4S’ lens case is not recessed as in previous iPhones. It’s rather much flush with the back of the phones case, making it even much easier to obtain smudged and dirty. The good news is, keeping the iPhone 4S’ lens clean is even much easier than previous designs.

The flush lens covering is both good and bad. It’s bad in that it’s much easier to accidentally smear and get fingerprints. It’s much better, however, since it’s incredibly effortless to cleanse. It additionally seems to be sturdier than previous lens cases. You can review about cleaning the lens of your iPhone 2G, 3G or 3GS in one of our previous Method posts right here.

To cleanse the iPhone’s lens, Apple advises that you make use of a microfiber polishing cloth, such as the one that has the iPhone or one that you would utilize to clean the lenses of a pair of spectacles. For me, a fast breath on the lens case includes simply the right amount of wetness to manage practically any sort of dust or smudges. I then very carefully clean the casing with a flat component of the fabric, using small, soft circles as if I were polishing the lens. In order to maintain brightness, remember to cleanse the flash near the lens.

Because the gadget is a phone after all, the lens of the front camera will probably get grimy much faster. Use this exact same method to clean the lens of the brand-new front camera too.  Do not have a microfiber cloth convenient? A soft, well-worn, old cotton T-shirt additionally works well in a pinch.  Regardless of what people tell you about how soft tissue or toilet paper is, they’re still made from wood pulp and do not compare to the softness of the synthetic materials made use of in microfiber fabrics. Although the iPhone 4S lens casing seems more rugged, you don’t wish to run the risk of scratching it and permanently destructive your camera.

Some photographers could utilize an extremely small amount of alcohol-based liquid lens cleaner and a Q-Tip cotton swab to clean their lens, however as my dad– a really traditional analog photographer– mentioned to me, you don’t want to risk any fluids getting inside your lens, even a small amount. It looks like the iPhone 4S lens casing now has an interior anti-reflective coating, which is an additional potential location for moisture to permeate into the lens, causing long-lasting (and warranty-voiding) damages.

You must never ever clean the iPhone 4S front camera, touch screen (or any other component of the iPhone) with any sort of kind of fluid or aerosol cleaners, especially those which consist of alcohol, ammonia or various other solvents or extreme components. These typical household cleaners could harm your iPhone 4 or 4S’ delicate, oil-repelling touch screen.