The best MacBook screen cleaners in 2023

Best MacBook Screen Cleaners: Screen Mom
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The best MacBook screen cleaners are essential accessories to own. It's simple, really. Do you like your MacBook to feel shiny and new? How about fingerprint-free with nothing causing a blur over your MacBook webcam during weekly meetings? There's nothing worse than having stiff or sticky keys from coffee spills too, and if this is a recurring problem for you – then we're here to help.

It's all fun and games when you're working from home and no one can see how filthy your MacBook has gotten lately, but once it's time to head into the office or take an outing to the local coffee shop, then you should really start thinking about cleaning your screen. It's a good idea to invest in one of the best MacBook screen protectors too, as one with anti-fingerprint coatings will keep your screen smudge-free. 

Finding the best MacBook screen cleaner to suit your needs (and budget!) is a breeze. Remember that it's not just your MacBook screen you should worry about, as you might need to be extra thorough and dig deep into the charging ports to remove any dust or lint buildup, or between keys that may have gotten jammed.

If you're a photographer or content creator (which we assume you are - this is Digital Camera World after all) then you might want to invest in a decent microfiber cloth to keep your MacBook webcam looking HD for ultimate clarity. These cloths are amazing as the best camera lens cleaners too, as they don't leave any trace lines. 

Best MacBook screen cleaner in 2023

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What's the best way to clean a MacBook screen?

Apple recommends using just water and a lint-free cloth to clean your MacBook screen, but as we know, this can leave smudges and streaks in most cases so you might need a little extra help from some expert products to keep your screen looking squeaky clean. 

Absolutely never use tissue, toilet paper, kitchen towels, or paper to clean your MacBook screen, as this can result in scratches and actual damage to your display if you're not careful due to the rougher dry texture. Microfiber materials are okay to use. 

Cleaning solutions with ingredients like ammonia, acetone, or hydrogen peroxide should also be avoided as they can ruin your display and interfere with the coatings that came included on your device screen.  

Take a look at our guides to the best MacBooks for photo editing, as well as the best MacBooks for students for our top recommendations on which Mac to buy. 

In need of accessories? We've picked out the best MacBook chargers, and alternatively - the best MacBook docking stations for you to browse, and don't forget the most important: the best MacBook Pro cases and sleeves to keep your Mac safe.

Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.