How to Clean iPad Case

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iPad cases not only add style to your iPad. They also protect your gadget from dirt and grime, affecting your iPad’s performance. Keep your iPad in good condition by regularly cleaning your iPad case. iPad cases come in various material compositions that require their cleaning method.

This complete guide will teach you how to clean iPad cases properly.

How to Clean iPad Case Easily?

You must use the correct cleaning product and methods to clean your iPad case effectively. Failing to clean the iPad case adequately may damage it. To clean your iPad case quickly, you should first be aware of your iPad case material. Most iPad cases are made of leather, suede, silicone, cloth fabric, and polyurethane.

A word of caution: ALWAYS remove your iPad case first from your iPad before cleaning it. Don’t clean your iPad case while it’s still attached to your iPad. You don’t want to damage your gadget by mistake.

Here are the steps on how to clean an iPad case of various material compositions:

How To Clean Leather iPad Case

Pour a small amount of leather cleaner on a soft cloth. Don’t use too much, as a few drops of leather cleaner can clean a considerable area. Rub the cloth onto your leather case in gentle, circular motions. Begin with the dirtiest spots and rub until all areas have been wiped clean. You may repeat this procedure if you want to achieve a deeper clean.

Allow drying for a few minutes before putting your iPad back inside.

Leather iPad Case Maintenance

Avoid exposing your leather case to direct sunlight. Excess heat can dry out your leather case and damage its natural color. Keep your leather case away from liquids to prevent stains and water damage. If your leather iPad case gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.

Apply leather conditioner or mink oil to preserve its color, minimize scratch marks, and keep your leather case shiny.

How To Clean Suede iPad Case

There are two main methods for cleaning suede: using a vinegar or alcohol cleaner or a baking soda scrub.

1. Vinegar or Rubbing Alcohol Cleaner

Rub your suede case with a dry towel to expose the dirt lodged inside the fibers, then pour some white vinegar or rubbing alcohol on a piece of cloth. Rub the cloth gently onto your suede case until the stains are removed. Allow air to dry completely, and then use a dry towel to fluff your suede case.

2. Baking Soda Cleaner

Rub your suede case with a dry towel to get rid of dust. Don’t use baking soda immediately, as mixing baking soda with dust can abrade your case.
Once you make sure that your case is dust-free, sprinkle the baking soda, then scrub the surfaces using an old toothbrush. Scrub gently to avoid abrasion, and keep doing so until the stains are gone.

Once all the stains are gone, brush off the baking soda using a dry towel.

Suede iPad Case Maintenance

Avoid exposing your suede case to moisture. Apply suede protectant spray or mink oil to protect your suede case from water damage. Suede becomes stiff once it dries after being exposed to water.

How To Clean Smart Folio iPad Case

Put a few drops of mild soap on the insides of your smart folio case. Then gently scrub the interiors using a wet sponge. Scrub until dirt and stains are gone. Wash the sponge, and scrub soapy areas to wash off residues. Make sure all soapy residues are rinsed out, as they can cause dryness and flaking if they stick around.

Allow to air dry, then rub dry using a towel to remove any dried-out soap residues.

How To Clean Silicone iPad Case

Add a few drops of mild soap to a cup of warm water. Stir until it’s foamy. Dip a small brush in the soapy water for 1–2 minutes, then scrub on your silicone case. Use gentle, circular motions on dirty spots. You may add baking soda to dissolve tougher stains.

Dip the brush again into the soapy water, and scrub until the dirt is gone. Then rinse the silicone case under running water and let it dry.

How To Clean Cloth iPad Case

Dampen your cloth iPad case with a wet sponge, then add a few drops of mild soap to the fabric. Gently rub surfaces with the sponge in circular motions. Rinse the cloth case under cold running water, and air dry thoroughly.


iPad cases come in various materials, like leather, suede, silicone, polyurethane, cloth, and fabric. Cleaning your iPad cleaning products and methods for each material.

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