1. jjtheprince's Avatar
    Well check this out...I dropped my phone while on a hike bc my 3 year old accidentally hit my arm while I was trying to take a picture of something.

    The phone took a nearly 20 foot fall down onto some rocks and landed hard face down. You could even hear a "bang" as it hit. I was worried it was destroyed when I climbed down to get it, but my screen protector did its job and saved my display. The polycarbonate cover on my case also cracked, so I have to replace a case and a screen protector, but my phone doesn't have a single blemish & seems to work just fine.

    My phone is insured by AT&T, but if my screen would have shattered I would have ended up paying a lot out of pocket for a damage deductable. In this case all I had to do was peel off my shattered screen protector and I was good to go. Here's a pic of the damaged screen protector.

    Don't think you need a screen protector?-image.jpeg
    10-17-2015 01:21 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing, but no, I do not need a screen protector and never have, but that's Just Me, D......Everyone's need varies.
    21stNow, blwatson and nikkisharif like this.
    10-17-2015 01:27 PM
  3. jjtheprince's Avatar
    Well not everyone is out & about in nature with their phones or has kids lol. All I'm saying is that my Spigen screen protector I bought on Amazon for $8 saved me $199!
    geezio and mchi5 like this.
    10-17-2015 01:31 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    To answer the question in the title: No.
    10-17-2015 08:49 PM
  5. dchandler's Avatar
    I think I'm good without one.

    Sent from my Super iPhone 6s Plus using Tapatalk
    blwatson and nikkisharif like this.
    10-17-2015 09:47 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    I went without one on my 4 but when my 5 scratched within the first week I've used one from then on.
    10-17-2015 09:51 PM
  7. Reparkable's Avatar
    Is the OP's screen protector glass? Looks like it is by the way it shattered
    10-17-2015 09:51 PM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    Screen protectors IMO are necessary because Karma gets you every time. I know a lot of iPhone users who have broken many screens and frankly got tired of the repair bills. Cheap insurance is better than a costly display.
    A895 likes this.
    10-17-2015 10:16 PM
  9. jjtheprince's Avatar
    Is the OP's screen protector glass? Looks like it is by the way it shattered
    Yes, it was a Spigen glas.tr slim tempered glass protector.

    I think what I really need is some sort of neckstrap setup for it while I'm out picture taking. I've never dropped my Nikon D300s because of that lol.
    Gunny Fitz likes this.
    10-17-2015 10:35 PM
  10. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Don't think you need a screen protector?
    Nope...sure don't.
    10-17-2015 11:45 PM
  11. knotsure's Avatar
    That is a big YES for my wife and I.
    10-18-2015 12:42 AM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    10-18-2015 10:32 AM
  13. Blakew23's Avatar
    I put a screen protector on mine minutes after receiving it. I'm too afraid of getting those hairline scratches on the screen.
    10-18-2015 12:02 PM
  14. tcuprof's Avatar
    I'd rather avoid three-year olds than use a screen protector.
    10-18-2015 12:42 PM
  15. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    To each it's own. Some use them and some don't. I personally use tempered glass protectors because I don't use a case.
    10-18-2015 01:15 PM
  16. comfortably nub's Avatar
    I use one as well cause I'm clumsy like that. Always tempered glass as well, cant stand the plastic stuff. Glad to hear yours survived op!
    10-18-2015 01:34 PM
  17. Designed4Him's Avatar
    At first I did then felt like I never dropped it so I took it off. I was at a bbq and dropped my phone on the pavement and had to pay to get it repaired because Apple wouldn't fix it because the body of the phone bent. Now
    I always use one and I have a clear casemate case on it
    10-18-2015 06:17 PM
  18. Chief G-Hawk's Avatar
    While it's nice to have one on, but I actually like it without it.
    10-18-2015 09:22 PM
  19. ReggieTee's Avatar
    No one ever drops their phone on purpose. Accidents happen, so yes.
    A895 and rogermellie like this.
    10-18-2015 09:52 PM
  20. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing, but no, I do not need a screen protector and never have, but that's Just Me, D......Everyone's need varies.
    Same goes for me.
    10-19-2015 08:20 AM
  21. mchi5's Avatar
    I always use a tempered glass screen protector. I rarely walk out the store with a new phone without one

    I think if you have kids it is almost a necessity. Plus, even a tiny scratch on the screen annoys the hell out of me. I rather have peace of mind than be super anal all the time about my screen.

    Currently have the Zagg tempered glass on my 6 plus

    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus with Tapatalk
    Gunny Fitz likes this.
    10-19-2015 09:42 AM
  22. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I use an anti glare film and the Apple silicone case on my 6 Plus.
    I'm a bit of a klutz lol.
    On my old 6 and now on my Plus, my device got tumbled around in my gear bag with keys and the film got all scratched up.
    But underneath the screen was flawless.
    So I replace the films as they get scratched and I'm happy.
    10-19-2015 11:39 AM
  23. ReVu30's Avatar
    Screen protectors are a must for me! Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-19-2015 12:45 PM
  24. fredriks's Avatar
    I use tempeeed glass on all my devices now days. It's a safety and I don't think it make the phone ugly.
    10-19-2015 01:01 PM
  25. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Always use a screen protector (and a minimalist case -- Apple leather daily and Apple silicon while exercising) and this is an excellent example why. However to each his/her own and if you feel ok not having simple and pretty cheap protection for your iPhone screen then carry on!
    10-19-2015 02:25 PM
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