- iMore Newbie
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Arrrgggh Scratches on my screen!!
Scratches on my new iphone 4s.
Why does my iphone scratch so easily?
I have a silicone case on it, but also have a couple of scratches on the back!
I have just found a scratch on the screen! I don't have a screen protector on, but do look after my phone. It always goes into an empty pocket so nothing rubs on the screen.
I have tried many many times to install a screen protector on different phones through the years, but always end up with dust and bubbles, so always looks rubbish so I take them off!
My last HTC HD2's screen was brilliant at keeping the scratches at bay without a protector.
What products would you recommend to cover my phone, that's easy to apply and looks good?
- 11-08-2011, 08:10 AM #2iMore Intermediate
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I'm using the Zagg Invisible on my 4s and I'm pretty happy with it. I followed the directions precisely. There were some imperfections but all of them disappeared in 24 hours except one bubble, which isn't on the screen. It's on the white part a bit below the screen so I don't notice unless I look for it.
One thing I'm pretty sure about. It WILL look like crap when you apply it. Be patient and you'll probably be happy in the end.
- 11-08-2011, 09:36 AM #3
I don't have any scratches on my screen at all. I don't use a protector. I've had my iphone 4 for 6 months. If you really want a screen protector, I suggest a steinheil. Best brand I had ever used on my previous phones.
- 11-08-2011, 09:53 AM #4
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- 11-08-2011, 12:38 PM #7
I have 2 favorites that I use that have never bubbled up on me. They are Verizon's clear screen protectors for the iPhone, and Power Supports Anti glare screen protectors. Both of these can be applied perfectly in less than 5 minutes. I tent to use Verizon's screen protectors more , though, as they don't take anything away from the retina display.
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- 11-08-2011, 09:40 PM #8
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- 11-08-2011, 11:21 PM #10
SGP and Power Support are both very easy to install and their crystal and oleophobics are as close to bare glass in appearance and texture as you can get. I'd highly recommend either brand if that's what your after. I used to use the Invisible Shield but I'm not a fan of the tack or orange peel. Obviously, YMMV if you look at the posts above.
Last edited by briareus; 11-08-2011 at 11:26 PM.
- 11-08-2011, 11:36 PM #11
I use the Zagg screen protector now because all the other screen protectors that I have tried would always rise around the edges because of the tight fit of my case. Zagg is great, it lets you have the true retina display of the screen and its thin but very durable. Best part is the lifetime warranty it carries
- 11-09-2011, 12:42 AM #12
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- 11-09-2011, 08:03 PM #14iPhone Nanite
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Scratches on my screen!!!
ZAGG rocks!!! Most large Best Buy stores sell them and also offer installation,too! Spend a few dollars
more and get a professional installation done for the best results. You'll be glad you did.I tried several
times myself to install them but I cannot get the same results a pro can.
- 11-09-2011, 08:13 PM #15
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- 11-10-2011, 09:03 AM #22
[QUOTE=Irish Rose;1801778]I have 2 favorites that I use that have never bubbled up on me. They are Verizon's clear screen protectors for the iPhone, and Power Supports Anti glare screen protectors. Both of these can be applied perfectly in less than 5 minutes. I tent to use Verizon's screen protectors more , though, as they don't take anything away from the retina display.
I use Verizon's too. I think the trick to applying these stupid things is to get either a Verizon employee or an Apple employee to apply it so you don't drive yourself bananas with the bubbles and fingerprints. Every store has some super helpful person who is an expert at it! The screen looks awesome..can't even tell its there!
- 11-10-2011, 10:19 AM #23
- 11-10-2011, 10:24 AM #24
Where are all those people preaching about screen protectors being useless now? Simple, if you care about keeping your phone looking new then a little extra protection from a screen protector that you can hardly tell is there is cheap insurance. I've always used screen protectors, and I've never had one scratch.
- 11-10-2011, 10:24 AM #25