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Bumper + Cleaning Screen = Ugggg

iammike1

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 25, 2007
740
15
O'fallon IL
I'm sure plenty of others run into this...do you just put up with it?

I find myself cleaning the front and back of my iPhone a lot because it's the ultimate fingerprint magnet...but if I have the bumper on, not only does it make it harder to get the whole visible screen clean, I just end up with dust and particles around the trim....just waiting to get inside and start to scratching.

Rather then take the bumper off constantly to clean, anyone have any tips or ideas I'm just not thinking of?
 

Jordan921

macrumors 601
Jul 7, 2010
4,788
1,618
Bay Area
I'm sure plenty of others run into this...do you just put up with it?

I find myself cleaning the front and back of my iPhone a lot because it's the ultimate fingerprint magnet...but if I have the bumper on, not only does it make it harder to get the whole visible screen clean, I just end up with dust and particles around the trim....just waiting to get inside and start to scratching.

Rather then take the bumper off constantly to clean, anyone have any tips or ideas I'm just not thinking of?

Yea it's pretty hard to clean the whole surface. My bumper ended up messing up my back skin so i took it off and just going with screen protector.
 
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mallom

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2010
103
2
You can always buy a new back glass for around $20 and change it yourself if it gets too scratched.
 
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eddie714

macrumors newbie
Jul 6, 2009
11
0
i gave up on the bumper. it ruined my privacy screen. its a lot harder to keep clean. So took it off and i am not using it. anyone in the OC want a free bumper let me know
 
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JayLenochiniMac

macrumors G5
Nov 7, 2007
12,819
2,382
New Sanfrakota
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This is true for any case. The best way to keep the screen as clean as possible is to wear it naked in the pants pocket. The screen gets wiped clean each time you put in and take out.
 
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suade8880

macrumors member
Jun 22, 2010
85
30
I will never put a case over any phone. Grime, dirt and dust gets underneath will start screwing everything up is a soul reason why I don't like them. The steel band around the iPhone is more scratch resistant than the glass so leaving it naked is fine with me. I find myslef really happy just covering both of glass with the Powersupport protectors I just got. Of course, just can't drop my phone:D.
 
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carsteve

macrumors newbie
Jun 7, 2010
22
0
I've had all 4 iPhones and I've never had a single scratch on any of their screens at any time. Never understood the need for screen protectors. How do you guys scratch these things?
 
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Statusnone88

macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2010
1,549
787
I'm sure plenty of others run into this...do you just put up with it?

I find myself cleaning the front and back of my iPhone a lot because it's the ultimate fingerprint magnet...but if I have the bumper on, not only does it make it harder to get the whole visible screen clean, I just end up with dust and particles around the trim....just waiting to get inside and start to scratching.

Rather then take the bumper off constantly to clean, anyone have any tips or ideas I'm just not thinking of?

This is EXACTLY why I took mine off. The bumper feels great but it's a lint/dust catcher.
 
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iAmYou

macrumors 6502
Jun 29, 2010
423
1
I've had all 4 iPhones and I've never had a single scratch on any of their screens at any time. Never understood the need for screen protectors. How do you guys scratch these things?

+1 naked FTW on all Generations and no scratches.
 
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