iPhone 4 Screen Protector? Yes or No?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hamoodi, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Hamoodi macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010
    I have been using one since i got my iPhone 4 last september. Should i keep it on, or take it off and just leave glass? I absolutely hate scratches so keep that in mind before you respond! Thanks!:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
  2. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Take it off. You'll get to enjoy the phone as it was supposed to be.
  3. x-ray-cat macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
    I agree with vincenz, though you sound a bit like you really want to keep it on! But yes - much better experience!
  4. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
  5. 700-Grizz macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2010
    Its like a condom--be safe! But I dont use one
  6. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    It's up to you. If you want to make 100% sure you won't get a scratch on it, leave it on. Accidents happen and if a scratch will bother you, it's better to be safe than sorry.

    I don't use one but I don't mind if my phone gets a tiny scratch here and there. The glass on the iPhone 4/4S is scratch resistant, too.

    I say don't use one, but it's ultimately up to you.
  7. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    As long as you're fairly careful with your phone, you don't need one. I used one for many months until I decided to ditch it when I got my 4S. It's a lot, lot nicer without it and I've not had a scratch yet (not even a surface scratch in the oleophobic coating, in fact).
  8. Jaaay macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Its a god damn screen protector, its hardly visible for god's sake. Its really not going to make a difference to your iPhone experience.

    This forum is so pathetic sometimes.
  9. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I agree.
    Like I wont be able to "enjoy" my phone if it has a screen protector on.
    I cant even tell its there.
  11. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    If you absolutely hate scratches I suggest leaving it on.

    I've seen scratches on an iPhone 4's screen, iPod touch's screen and scratch on the back of an iPhone 4S. The screen is scratch resistant but not scratch proof.
  12. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I think posts like that are more pathetic they were giving their opinion.
  13. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    I think he has a valid point. It's a stupid question. Either you don't want scratches on your screen or you do. Why on earth you would need to ask everyone on a forum is beyond me! It's like saying I want to protect my phone should I use a case or not use a case! It's a simple question you can answer your self.
  14. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    I think this gorilla glass they use is supper tough.

    Even if it hasn't progressed in 3 years our old iPhone 3G which is now soley used by my 3 year doesn't even have scratches on the screen.

    Previously it was my wifes phone and she dropped it god knows how many times.

    Scratches on the back but not the screen.

    I'm too scared to try without. Just the other day, my iPhone 4s fell off my leg and down between the seat and the central console in my car. I practically mangled my fingers trying to retrieve it and somehow the screen was scratched to hell, i think as i struggled to pull it up the screen rubbed against the metal railing the seat fixes onto.

    Luckily as i peeled off the screen protector the screen was pristine. However, who knows what would have happened without a protector.

    I personally don't even know it's there, it's well installed, no bubbles and perfect alignment with the earpiece and home button.
  15. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2011
    Always go with a screen protector.

    I don't even notice that its there and you get a sense of safety. Rocks, water, anything else won't damage the screen. If it does scratch, put on a new one, simple as that. There is NO drawback to a screen protector.

    Only fools don't use a screen protector.
  16. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
  17. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    It's not Gorilla Glass.
  18. mattyoc macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2011
  19. thenerdal macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2011
    If you don't want scratches, keep it. The iPhone's glass is not scratch proof.
  20. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    OK, then use a screen protecter.

    Not rocket science...
  21. SporkLover macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
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    Gorilla glass is not scratch proof..... It's scratch resistant. I learned this on one of my android devices; phone + keys + pocket = scratches.

    Go with a screen protector.
  22. Smoothie macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
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    I had a Motorola dumb phone for four years. No screen protector and not one scratch. But I'm using a Power Support protector on the iPhone because the touch screen interface will get a lot more use. I can't even tell it's there. Make up your own mind.
  23. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I use a screen protector because I don't want scratches on my screen for resale later on. I can't even tell it's there so yea why not use one. If you hate scratches then you should use it, don't know why you have to get the opinion of people on forums.
  24. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
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    Power Support FTW

    Can not even tell its there, and honestly like the feel better than the actual glass a lot smoother.
  25. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    No. Though I use a flip case, I've never seen a scratch on any iPhone screen in the company - and that's 120+ at this moment in time

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