iPhone XS Max Lots of hairline scratches on my screen

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  1. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

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    I've just switched my phone off and noticed that my screen has lots of hairline scratches on it. I've not noticed these before as the screen is always on when I look at it, but having it off and seeing it has highlighted this issue.

    Is it possible that I can buff these out somehow?
     
  2. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502

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    You can put a glass screen protector on and you won’t see them, or shouldn’t see most of them, if you buff them out you may take the coating off the screen.

    Adam.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Do a search here on micro scratches.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Oct 15, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    There is nothing you can do about the scratches. A screen protector will conceal anything that you can see already. What you likely did was scratch the oleophobic coating, which overtime, the scratches if they’re not deep enough, _might_ slightly dissipate when the coating starts wear off, but could faint under various lighting.
     
  5. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    This is normal and there isn't anything you can do about it if you don't use a screen protector.
     
  6. ascender macrumors 68020

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    I had this happen with my X, regardless of how much care I took with it. I've never liked the feel of screen protectors in the past - are there any available now which mimic the feel of touching the normal glass screen?

    As the OP has said, you don't notice scratches to the oleophobic coating when the screen is on which is the main thing, but its annoying all the same.
     
  7. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm not ruining the screen with a protector. I can live with them because I cannot see them under usage but wanted to see if there was a way I could remove them.

    Thanks :)
     
  8. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502

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    Yes I use a curved glass protector and you really can’t tell it’s on, feels buttery smooth to touch, finger glides over the surface.

    Adam.
     
  9. mrex macrumors 68040

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    How does the screen protector ruin the screen?

    I have had a glass screen protector from day one on my 6S+ and i dont see the difference with or without it. However i could have ”thousends” of tiny scratches already on the screen from keys, sand and whatever, but no.. the protector has those almost invisible scratches and the screen is still perfect as it was in a day one i got the phone.
     
  10. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm yet to find one that doesn't get dust on the edges, that looks invisible, e.g., I cannot see the edges and it doesn't apply some change in screen, that doesn't fall apart after a while of using it and needing a replacement.

    If one existed that I couldn't see being there and didn't affect the screen then I would use one, but I'm yet to find anything that suits.
     
  11. mrex, Oct 16, 2018
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    mrex macrumors 68040

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    sounds like you have bought the cheapest available...

    i have had ”ultimate shield” on my 6s+ from the beginning... i have used their glass protectors with android phones and they all has been great. only area it shows dust is the bottom part. it was around 10 euros then. it is invisible as much it could be... only way to see it it is looking at my phone from the bottom where apple leather case doesnt cover the edge. you dont notice it at all.

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    only way to see it has a cover
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    the dust collected during these years (which i say it is almost invisible if you dont know that there is a dust on the bottom)
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  12. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Not willing to ruin your screen with a screen protector but willing to ruin it without one. Got it!
     
  13. AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Except it's not really ruined, is it. :rolleyes:
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    They weren't cheap at all. I bought a couple from the Apple store and one online. My understanding is that they curve below the notch, which is always going to be visible, unless I'm mistaken.
     
  14. Mackinjosh Suspended

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    The ones I buy from Tethys are affordable and look great. For 8.99 you get 3 protectors and a placement guide tool to make sure you place it perfectly. It beats the heck out of having scratches, especially when you're attempting to resell the phone later or trade it in. Scratches are a big no no then.
     
  15. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    It's a fact of life. Sort of how morons at Wal-Mart will bang their SUV doors against your brand new car no matter how far you park it.
     

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