How to Clean Your Surface Pro Keyboard and Screen

As you start to use your Surface Pro more frequently, you may notice fingerprints accumulating on the screen and keyboard. The good news is that cleaning them is a breeze with the right materials.

To clean your screen, all you need is a soft fiber cloth and a little bit of water. Dab the corner of the cloth with water and wipe off the fingerprints. Then, use the dry side of the cloth to dry it off. If you use a screen protector, the cleaning process is similar, but you may need to change it every three to six months as it wears and scratches.

When it comes to cleaning your Surface Pro keyboard, you’ll want to be a bit more careful. Since the keyboard is covered in Alcantara fabric, you’ll need a lint-free, soft cloth and a mild soap to clean it. Gently wipe down the keyboard with the soapy cloth, then go back over it with a damp cloth to remove any soap residue.

For the back of your Surface, use the same soft cloth with a damp corner to wipe off fingerprints and dirt. If you’re worried about scratches, you can add a sticker to protect the surface.

Remember, you never want to pour water onto your Surface Pro keyboard. A damp cloth will do the job just fine.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your Surface Pro looking like new. So go ahead and give it a good cleaning!


How do I clean the keyboard on my Surface Pro laptop?
Cover and keyboard care There's not much you need to do to keep the Touch Cover or the Type Cover working its best. To clean it, wipe with a lint-free cloth dampened in mild soap and water.
How do you clean under mechanical keyboard keys?
If you find stubborn debris in the crevices of your keyboard, remove it with a soft bristle toothbrush. For stickier messes, wet the bristles with some water and soap and brush carefully. Toothbrush bristles are small and gentle enough for the delicate job of cleaning around the switches.
How do you clean under keyboard keys without removing keys?
The answer is shockingly simple, and it comes from something we all have around the house: clear tape! To clean under your keyboard keys, you simply need to tear off a small piece of tape, about an inch or so, fold it in half, so the sticky side faces out, then rub it around between your keys.