How to Avoid Fingerprints on Touch Screens

By Cynthia Measom

Touch screen devices abound in today's technological world. Smart phones, PDAs and personal gaming systems all employ touch screen technology. Yet, users have a complaint in common: fingerprint smudges. Touch screen users often must clean their screens to remove the oily prints that cloud the surface. Fortunately, manufacturers have made accessories to combat fingerprint problems and prevent you from experiencing a smudged screen.

Things You'll Need

  • Microfiber cloth

Use a Stylus Pen

Step 1

Purchase a universal stylus pen, or one that is specifically designed for your particular touch screen device. Clean the touch screen with a microfiber cloth to remove all fingerprints or dust.

Step 2

Use the rubber end of the stylus pen, just as you would your finger, to select features, change screens or scroll on your device.

Step 3

Carry your stylus pen with you in your purse or pocket so that you will have it available when you want to use your touch screen device.

Purchase a Screen Protector

Step 1

Purchase a screen protector that is compatible with your touch screen device. For example, if you have a smart phone, you have the option of purchasing a skin with a clear protective display cover or a screen protector that adheres to your touch screen device.

Step 2

Wipe your phone clean of dust and fingerprints with a microfiber polishing cloth.

Step 3

Put your phone in the skin or adhere the screen cover to the device by following the manufacturer's instructions.

Use Phone Fingers

Step 1

Purchase a 10 piece set of phone fingers in the size that you require. Clean the screen of your touch screen device with a microfiber cloth.

Step 2

Place a phone finger on the tip of each of your fingers and gently unroll the latex material down over your fingers to cover them.

Step 3

Use your protected fingers on any touch screen device without fear of leaving fingerprints.