How to Clean AMOLED Screen

How to Clean AMOLED Screen

Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) screens stand out by their amazing display quality, offering vibrant colors, and deep blacks, and are even energy efficient. This technology is found in a range of devices from your high-end smartphones to state-of-the-art TVs. Having been known for their premium visual experience, complacency shouldn’t be undertaken when you are cleaning the screens as we want to preserve their exquisite display qualities.

This guide will aim to provide you with a great understanding of how to safely and effectively clean your AMOLED screen. By following the proper procedure and using the correct tools, you can ensure that your devices continue to display stunning visuals without damaging delicate surfaces. 

Understanding AMOLED Screens

Before we get into the cleaning guide it’s important to understand the technology we’re dealing with. This section explores the mechanics behind AMOLED screens and their benefits.

What is AMOLED?

AMOLED stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. Unlike your traditional liquid crystal displays (LCDS) that require backlighting, AMOLED screens have a layer of organic materials that emit light when electricity is applied. Each pixel on an AMOLED screen display is crafted with a small LED that can be individually turned on or off. This allows for deeper blacks and a higher contrast ratio because there is no blacklight showing through when a pixel is turned off. For a detailed explanation of how AMOLED technology works, check out this comprehensive article on SlashGear: AMOLED Screens Explained.

Benefits of AMOLED screens

  • Enhanced Image Quality: They have exceptional color accuracy and contrast ratios. Blacks are truly black, not simply dark gray as on blacklit screens. Therefore this enhances the overall image quality for a more immersive viewing experience.
  • Energy Efficiency: Since pixels can be turned off individually, this makes AMOLED screen consume less power when displaying darker images. This is beneficial by contributing to better battery life in portable devices
  • Faster Response Times: This technology has displays that have faster pixel switching times than your traditional LCDs, resulting in smoother animations and reduced motion blur during fast-moving scenes.

For a detailed explanation of these benefits, read more on Riverdi’s post-AMOLED Displays Explained.

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

As most AMOLED technology is used for touchscreen devices they are more susceptible to the accumulation of fingerprints and smudges. Follow the steps below in order to clean your AMOLED screen the right way strategically:

Step 1: Dusting Off the Screen

Always start off by removing loose dust or debris by lightly using a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth. Avoid abrasive rough materials that can scratch the screen’s surface.

Step 2: Make the Cleaning Solution

It’s critical to use a safe cleaning solution as AMOLED screens have quite sensitive components. Prepare a mild solution by mixing distilled water with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol (not exceeding a 50/50 ratio). A gentle solution will assist in avoiding damaging the organic layers of the AMOLED display. 

Also, avoid these solvents and substances as they can be degrading to your delicate AMOLED screens:

  • Ammonia-Based Cleaners
  • Ethanol or Ethyl Alcohol
  • Acetone
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Step 3: Wiping the Screen

Make sure your choice of non-abrasive cloth is moist, not wet, to minimize the risk of liquid seeping into the screen edges. 

AMOLED displays are more susceptible to damage by pressure due to their thinner device designs and the use of organic materials to emit light. This makes them more delicate compared to inorganic crystals in LCD screens. Therefore when you go to wipe your screen start from the top and slowly move to the bottom. This technique will help lift fingerprints and smudges without pushing too hard on the screen.

Step 4: Drying the Screen

Thoroughly dry your AMOLED screen with a fresh dry non-abrasive cloth or use the dry sections of your partially moist cloth to go over any leftover moisture. Use external lighting to find any streaks or smudges left behind and wipe them off.

Maintaining Your AMOLED Screen with the Hyscreen Kit

Keep your AMOLED screen in pristine condition with the Hyscreen Cleaning Kit, Designed for efficiency and safety. Here’s why it’s the ideal solution to achieve the result you want:


  • Innovative Design: Features a unique spray bottle with a soft, non-abrasive cloth wrapped around it. This allows for easy spray-and-wipe cleaning in one smooth motion
  • Effective Cleaning: Utilizes deionized water because it’s free from mineral impurities that cause streaking on your screen and gentle plant-derived surfactants to remove fingerprints and smudges without harming the screen.
  • Complementary Polishing Cloth: Includes a free, high-quality microfiber polishing cloth for a streak-free finish and additional screen buffing.
  • User-Friendly: The Kit’s design and components are tailored for your needs of quick and effortless cleaning, ensuring that your screen stays clean and vibrant without the risk of damage.

  • Ideal for daily use, the Hyscreen Kit not only cleans but helps to extend the life of your AMOLED display.


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