1. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Over the weekend, I noticed a tiny scratch on my screen (that has a screen protector). It is barely noticeable but can be seen clearly when on a white/black background

    Any recommendations? Not worth it to have screen replaced but I hear some people finding success by just using a buffing cloth.

    Thanks
    paulgibbo likes this.
    02-18-2015 02:11 AM
  2. jpxyz's Avatar
    Just chill.
    It's a tiny scratch, if you'd try to remove it with a buffing cloth or something you'd cause more damage than it's worth it.
    Scratches will come over time, you can't really do anything about it.
    02-18-2015 05:51 AM
  3. Hansana's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Over the weekend, I noticed a tiny scratch on my screen (that has a screen protector). It is barely noticeable but can be seen clearly when on a white/black background

    Any recommendations? Not worth it to have screen replaced but I hear some people finding success by just using a buffing cloth.

    Thanks
    Leave it alone.


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    02-18-2015 08:52 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If you have a screen protector, how do you know it's on the screen itself?

    FYI...it is not advisable to buff a screen that is oleophobic, like the iPhone has been for years.
    boovish likes this.
    02-18-2015 07:28 PM
  5. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    It is in a bad spot. So no one here has tried the buffing cloth?
    02-18-2015 08:03 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It is in a bad spot. So no one here has tried the buffing cloth?
    What does that mean exactly? What is a "bad spot"?

    And I just advised you that you could damage the oleophobic finish on the screen, which will probably end up looking WORSE than the scratch on its own.
    zerog46 likes this.
    02-18-2015 08:35 PM
  7. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    I mean in a place where a lot of text appears so it makes it hard to read when holding phone in vertical position.
    02-18-2015 08:54 PM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    So you took the protector off and there was a scratch underneath?


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    02-18-2015 08:57 PM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    I mean in a place where a lot of text appears so it makes it hard to read when holding phone in vertical position.
    I personally wouldn't mess with the screen. In all likelihood you will make it worse. Either deal with it as is or pay for repair. Out of curiosity what screen protector did you use that clearly didn't work?


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    02-18-2015 09:03 PM
  10. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    Yeah. Took off the protector and noticed it. It was some generic protector. I had a friend get it and put it on. Worst part is I had one of those Otterbox screen protectors and didn't switch it before it was too late.

    Has anyone gotten it repaired before? What is the cost for something like that? I also got it from my carrier so would there be any kind of warranty from Apple?

    Thanks
    02-18-2015 09:52 PM
  11. zerog46's Avatar
    There is a warranty for one year against a defective device but I doubt that would be covered. You can get apple care plus but that's extra and good for 2 years.


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    murtzjaffer likes this.
    02-18-2015 10:27 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yeah. Took off the protector and noticed it. It was some generic protector. I had a friend get it and put it on. Worst part is I had one of those Otterbox screen protectors and didn't switch it before it was too late.

    Has anyone gotten it repaired before? What is the cost for something like that? I also got it from my carrier so would there be any kind of warranty from Apple?

    Thanks
    The basic Apple warranty doesn't cover damage of this nature...you'll be paying the cost for a replacement screen if you want it repaired in that fashion. I believe screen replacement is $129 on the 6 Plus as long as it's within warranty period.
    murtzjaffer likes this.
    02-19-2015 12:03 AM
  13. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    Thanks
    02-19-2015 01:16 AM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    ... Or put another screen protector on. They have a natural effect of hiding scratches. I was once given a phone that had so many scratches on the screen that it was almost opaque, put a Zagg protector on, clear as a bell ...
    murtzjaffer likes this.
    02-19-2015 09:52 AM
  15. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    Hey guys. Good news. Took it to a cell phone dealer today and one slight wipe with a buffer got rid of the scratch. I also upgraded to Otterbox's Alpha Glass and it looks and feels a lot better. Thanks to all
    paulgibbo likes this.
    02-19-2015 09:12 PM
  16. jpxyz's Avatar
    Hey guys. Good news. Took it to a cell phone dealer today and one slight wipe with a buffer got rid of the scratch. I also upgraded to Otterbox's Alpha Glass and it looks and feels a lot better. Thanks to all
    Small scratch on screen-wat8.jpg
    maybe it was a hair then...lol
    02-21-2015 05:41 AM

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