1. iBright's Avatar
    I just started hating my 5S after I dropped it yesterday and those scratches make me me feel I should have rather bought black instead of gold lol. Anything I can do.what would you have done after seeing those annoying small scratches at the back

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    04-27-2014 02:22 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Regardless of what color you get, if you drop it theres a possibility of it getting scratched. I'm not sure of any specific tricks to buff out scratches but if there are some I'm sure someone will chime in. I have a gold 5S also & I go naked sometimes & have even dropped it a few times but I have no scratches...you much of dropped it really hard!! My advice it to use a case from now on if the scratches bother you that much.
    04-27-2014 02:30 PM
  3. HAWK's Avatar
    I would say "oops I dropped my phone. Oh well should of had a case on it. But look at the bright side if anyone steals my phone now I will know it's mine because it has a few scratches on the back which makes it original to me".


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    04-27-2014 02:30 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    There's nothing you can do but put a case on it if the scratches bother you. As long as your screen isn't damaged and the buttons all work you're good. Enjoy your phone.
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    04-27-2014 02:54 PM
  5. HAWK's Avatar
    Scratches are minor. You are more than likely going to baby the phone so you can sell it to someone else who will use it and beat it up anyways. You may as we'll give that phone the wear and tear that's going to happen to it anyways one day. You paid damn good money to use that phone to its fullest extent. Lol


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    DroidArmy and Titanicology like this.
    04-27-2014 02:57 PM
  6. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Get a case to hide the scratches.
    04-27-2014 02:57 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    From scuffgate.net (I wouldn't try this!)

    "Making scratches less visible on the iPhone 5S is tricky. If a deep nick or scratch is found on the chamfered edge of the phone, such as when the phone is dropped on concrete and lands on its edge, there will often be small burrs in the metal. Burrs are bits of metal which have been displaced and rise above the surface of the phone. They catch the light and stand out, and can also snag on clothing. If there are burrs on the edge of the phone, you can carefully file them down using a needle file."

    Yeah, like I'm gonna get a needle file to my iPhone! Get a case!


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    04-27-2014 03:27 PM
  8. HAWK's Avatar
    I shared this on another thread but figured it's suiting here too. Say hi to my old iPhone 5s frankenphone. LolScratched 5S-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1398628034.677498.jpg


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    04-27-2014 03:47 PM
  9. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I just started hating my 5S after I dropped it yesterday and those scratches make me me feel I should have rather bought black instead of gold lol. Anything I can do.what would you have done after seeing those annoying small scratches at the back

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    Were you looking for an app or game to help you with your situation as I don't know any or did you mean tp post this in the 5S forum? I was just a bit confused.
    04-27-2014 05:16 PM
  10. iBright's Avatar
    Thanks guys I just used those 2 apple stickers in the box hide those scratches. Lol
    I got a new case though . Thanks y'all will never drop it anymore


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    04-27-2014 06:09 PM
  11. Furt's Avatar
    I shared this on another thread but figured it's suiting here too. Say hi to my old iPhone 5s frankenphone. LolClick image for larger version. 

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    Sent From My White iPhone 5s
    now THAT'S a phone! like a fine pair of mud stompers, it just doesnt feel right until its broken in. I already have a few knicks in the chamfered edges of my 5s. its only been a few weeks too so i'm fully expecting it to look like that by the time I retire it.
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    04-28-2014 10:05 PM
  12. sau124's Avatar
    if they are minor scratches on the back of the phones (as I assume you are using stickers to cover them) you can always get a film installed over it... you will be able to use the phone naked and not worry about having extra ones. If they are on the edges, then you have no other option.

    In addition, it is good that you got the gold one. The scratches are more clearly visible on the black compared to the gold and silver...
    04-29-2014 03:31 PM
  13. taz323's Avatar
    I shared this on another thread but figured it's suiting here too. Say hi to my old iPhone 5s frankenphone. LolClick image for larger version. 

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    Sent From My White iPhone 5s
    Makes me quiver just looking, the horror.
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    04-29-2014 03:39 PM
  14. serglb's Avatar
    if they are minor scratches on the back of the phones (as I assume you are using stickers to cover them) you can always get a film installed over it... you will be able to use the phone naked and not worry about having extra ones. If they are on the edges, then you have no other option.

    In addition, it is good that you got the gold one. The scratches are more clearly visible on the black compared to the gold and silver...
    This is how I have my gold iPhone 5S on the back. I use an armor.


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    04-29-2014 03:42 PM
  15. HAWK's Avatar
    Makes me quiver just looking, the horror.
    Lol it don't bother me that much
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    04-29-2014 04:56 PM
  16. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I dropped mine and cracked the bottom glass piece on the back. Inside a case it was invisible but I knew it was there. I had it replaced and like my phone again ha ha.


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    05-01-2014 12:39 PM
  17. iBright's Avatar
    Wow it's great you replaced it


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    05-07-2014 12:33 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I say this ... if you're worried about dropping it and the scratches... nab a case and be good .

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    05-07-2014 05:00 PM
  19. In Flames's Avatar
    I've always hated cases, but I also expect that I'm going to get scratches


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    05-07-2014 06:35 PM
  20. shief24's Avatar
    My HTC One fell right out of my pocket and face down while I was getting out of the car. This was after I stopped using a case on it because I liked the naked feel of it. As you can imagine it didn't survive the fall and the screen is cracked up. I got a New 5S today and I've just ordered an otterbox commuter case off of amazon. I've learned the hard way that cases are the way to go lol.
    05-08-2014 12:18 AM
  21. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I shared this on another thread but figured it's suiting here too. Say hi to my old iPhone 5s frankenphone. LolClick image for larger version. 

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    Sent From My White iPhone 5s
    That's a 5, not a 5S.
    05-08-2014 12:22 AM
  22. iBright's Avatar
    Lol yeah the flash led , it's 5 not 5S haha. Well now I don't mind the scratches at all and still like the naked feel of it. Anyway will be selling it very soon though ....


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    05-08-2014 02:00 AM
  23. Septembersrain's Avatar


    This tiny little knick had happened while in a case. -_-


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    05-08-2014 08:20 AM
  24. iBright's Avatar
    Oh really? That must be a metallic case lol


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    05-08-2014 08:37 AM
  25. In Flames's Avatar
    My HTC One fell right out of my pocket and face down while I was getting out of the car. This was after I stopped using a case on it because I liked the naked feel of it. As you can imagine it didn't survive the fall and the screen is cracked up. I got a New 5S today and I've just ordered an otterbox commuter case off of amazon. I've learned the hard way that cases are the way to go lol.
    It's a gamble going naked for sure. I've dropped mine a few times as well and held my breath while I picked it up to inspect the damage but I got lucky.


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    05-08-2014 10:04 AM
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