Is it necessary to have a screen protector on your iPhone?

Updated October 6, 2023

There are some people who argue that it isn’t necessary to use a screen protector on new iPhones because of the extra toughness of the glass used in the production of them. There is no question that the glass is high quality and pretty tough, but it does not seem to be completely scratch resistant. One of the first comments to be made about the iPhone 6 was that the screen was easy to scratch.

For this reason it makes sense to invest in an iPhone screen protector. You don’t have to spend a fortune, you get a choice of which type of protector you want and you get the peace of mind that an additional layer of protection affords. Let’s take a closer look at the argument for and against screen protectors.

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Won’t a screen protector get in the way?

This is a question that many people ask. They wonder if using a screen protector will add to the bulk of the phone or alter the feel of the touch screen. If you add a screen protector to your iPhone then it is going to change the phone to a minimal extent, as any addition would. That being said, the functionality of the phone should remain unaffected and you are not going to notice a great deal of change to the look.

If you want to use the thinnest type of screen protector then you are probably going to opt for plastic. If you like the feel of glass under your fingertips then a tempered glass screen protector is a good idea. Whichever you choose, having a screen protector helps to keep your iPhone screen in good condition and does not detract from the iPhone user experience.

How will your iPhone screen become scratched if you don’t use a protector?

One of the biggest risks to an iPhone screen is the daily grit and sand that you can get on your hands. These tiny particles of grime can easily scratch the screen on your phone. They are likely to cause far more damage than the set of keys you have in your pocket. In fact most types of rock and such abrasive surfaces are a risk to the condition of your iPhone screen. If you accidentally drop your phone on such a surface then the screen is very likely to be scuffed.

A screen protector does not protect your screen from all damage but it does provide a vital extra layer between abrasive substances and surfaces and the screen.

You can see that it’s easier than you may think to scratch the screen of your iPhone, no matter how careful you are in looking after your phone. Investing in an iPhone can be expensive so it’s well worth spending a little extra cash to buy a screen protector. If you don’t then the screen can become scratched and you won’t have the same clarity of vision when you are using your phone.

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