How to properly clean the touchscreen on a self-service kiosk

Cleaning the touchscreen of a self-service kiosk is essential for maintaining hygiene, especially in high-traffic areas. Here's a step-by-step guide to ensure effective cleaning without damaging the screen:
1. Use a soft cloth: Start by using a soft, lint-free cloth. Microfiber cloths are ideal for this purpose as they effectively remove smudges and dirt without scratching the screen.
2. Dampen the cloth: Lightly dampen the cloth with water or a simple solution of distilled water and white vinegar. Only dampen the cloth enough to remove the dust/fingerprints.
3. Avoid certain products: Never use abrasive cleaners, ammonia-based products, or solvents on the touchscreen as they can damage the protective coating and impair touch sensitivity.
4. Do not spray the solution directly onto the screen: Spray the solution onto the cloth and use a dry part to remove any remaining moisture.
5. Gently wipe the screen: Wipe the touchscreen gently in a circular motion. Avoid pressing too hard on the screen to prevent damage. 
6. Dry thoroughly: After wiping with the damp cloth, use a dry, lint-free cloth to thoroughly dry the screen, paying close attention to the edges of the screen. Allow the screen to completely dry, as moisture can interfere with the functionality of the touchscreen. 
7. Disinfect, if necessary: In environments where hygiene is crucial, you may want to disinfect the touchscreen. Use a disinfectant wipe or a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water. Apply the disinfectant to the cloth rather than directly on the screen to prevent moisture from seeping into the device.