iPhone XS Max iPhone XS Max With No Screen Protector With APPLE Care?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone XS Max, Sep 16, 2018.


Do you use a glass screen protector when you have Apple Care?

  1. Yes

    35 vote(s)
  2. NO

    51 vote(s)
  1. iPhone XS Max macrumors newbie

    iPhone XS Max

    Sep 13, 2018
    I’ve been useint the tempered glass screen protectors for years and I always opted out of AppleCare because the screen protectors were cheap and did it’s job. I hated the feel of them and always wished the screen was the way it was supposed to be. Last year I finally got AppleCare and I hadn’t dropped the screen even once since. (Well not cracked it)

    $29 to fix is worth the security to know if things go bad, you can fix the screen as well as $99 to fix if serious damage.

    Anyone else stop using a screen protector or is it just me who feels like this now?
  2. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I’ve always used my iPhones naked but started buying Applecare with the 7 Plus.
  3. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2015
    Washington, DC
    Yesterday I had to visit the Apple Store to have my X looked at. 2 weeks ago I had left my phone on the dashboard in my truck and had a temperature warning that it needed to cool down before using it again. Because of that the sensors in the notch couldn’t register the ear piece for me to hear calls. I had to get the screen replaced, which would have caused me to pay $279, which thankfully because of AppleCare, I didn’t have to pay it. I do have a tempered glass screen protector which had a long crack in it and protected my screen from being cracked, which of course they wouldn’t have replaced that without being fixed first.
  4. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
  5. Fusionskies macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Yeah I do, because AppleCare doesn't cover scratches, and you can't be too careful.
  6. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    I've never understood the use of screen protectors. Just don't throw your phone in a pocket or purse with a bunch of other crap in there and you're all set. For me keys and coins go in one pocket, the phone in another. Never a scratch and never had to look at the screen through a film or some kind of tempered glass.
  7. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2010
    Hate screen protectors... never used them, and in 11 years of iPhones, never scratched a screen
  8. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Bet you have scratched your screens, just not bad enough to notice. Turn the screen off and shine a bright light over it and tell me there aren’t scratches on it.
  9. Poob Bubes, Sep 26, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018

    Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

    Apr 16, 2007
    Actually, it does “cover” scratches since you can get your screen replaced twice for $29. I went without a protector for the first time with my X and just recently used AppleCare to get a new screen since it had a few scratches. They weren’t that noticeable but why not use it when you deem it’s worth it?
  10. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    I used to use them but never again. Just not worth covering up that beautiful screen. I have AppleCare+ and will get screen replaced in a heartbeat if necessary.
  11. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Thats what i thought and then my 7 Plus ended up with some random hairline scratches. Did nothing special to it. It just happened
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I always have carrier insurance/ Apple care on all my phones but still get a screen protector because I want the insurance to be there for accidents not things that were inevitable because I didn’t have a screen protector on. Not only would I have to pay for the deductible but I’d have to make an appointment at the Genius Bar/send my phone away. I want to avoid that where possible.

    Micro scratches on my phone would get on my nerves because I’m very OCD.
  13. Dave Meadows macrumors 68040

    Dave Meadows

    Nov 10, 2010
    I have Apple Care Plus on my iPhone XS Max and also had a Belkin screen protector fitted by Apple. However, somehow the top edge of the screen protector has cracked and it's driving me nuts! No idea how I did it but am now contemplating removing it and not using any screen protector.
  14. Quapla macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2019
    It’s not your keys that scratch your screen, it’s sand and dust. If you use your phone outdoors it is inevitable sand and dust will come in contact with your iPhone.
  15. dontwalkhand macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I always use a screen protector, AppleCare or no AppleCare. There is no reason to not use one.
  16. Larbo macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2015
    Also no reason not to use a good case.
    XS with otter box defender and alpha glass screen protector.
    Yes I had to retire my se.
  17. danny8200 macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2014
    Chicopee, MA
  18. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    I just use the minimalist Apple leather case and that's it. No screen protector needed. I just use the case because with all in glass design, the naked phone sliding hands sometimes and I just want to prevent from falling.
  19. Duckhunter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2014
    I always use a glass screen protector on my iPhones. No reason not to, and I have a hard time telling the difference in screen quality with vs without a screen protector!
  20. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2015
    I've had every iPhone since the original, and have never used a screen protector. Hate the way they look and feel, and never have scratches on my screens.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 25, 2019 ---
    There are plenty of reasons not to use one. I hate the way they look and feel, for one, and two, they are completely unnecessary for me.

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