The Asus ROG Ally is a touchscreen device, and from personal experience, it's nearly impossible to avoid smudge marks appearing all over the screen. Even as a germaphobe who washes their hands more frequently than the average adult, the Ally inevitably became plagued with smudge marks, especially since the set-up process requires using the touchscreen frequently.
But it's not remotely difficult to clean the Asus ROG Ally's screen, and if you have the "tools," you can get the job done in a minute or two. Here's how to clean the Asus ROG Ally's screen and get rid of those pesky smudge marks.
How to clean the Asus ROG Ally's screen
To clean the Asus ROG Ally's screen, you'll need a slightly moist microfiber cloth and a dry microfiber cloth. You can also use a single, thicker microfiber cloth and only wet one side of it while keeping the other half dry, which is what I do. Regardless, lets get into it!
1. Shut down the system. You can either do this manually by holding down the power button for ten seconds, or you can do so through Windows 11.
2. Take a microfiber cloth and VERY briefly run a bit of water over it. You don't want to use a lot of water. The littlest bit will get the job done. If the cloth is soaked, you shouldn't use it to clean the Asus ROG Ally.
3. Gently and carefully run the slightly wet microfiber cloth over the screen of the Asus ROG Ally. You should clearly be able to see wet streaks on the screen. They don't have to be overly prominent, but as long as they're there, you can proceed to the next step.
4. Take the dry microfiber cloth and run it gently on the screen. If the smudge marks aren't going away, you can apply a bit more pressure. Repeat until the screen looks perfectly clear, reflective, and glossy. If you still see some smudge marks, don't be afraid to continue using the dry microfiber until it looks perfect!
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Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.