Need back protector with case?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rustyosaurus, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. rustyosaurus macrumors regular

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    I'm planning to get a case for my 64gb, most likely the incipio feather. Do I also need to put on a back protector as well?

    This is my first iphone so I'm not sure. I'd heard some people say the back of their phones got scratched even with a case because of dust getting inside.

    I would never have considered putting something on the back since it will be in a case, but I also don't want it to get scratched.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    If you want to be secure, put a back protector. I know I would.
     
  3. spoolin00 macrumors newbie

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    I'm contemplating the same thing.

    On some thin cases like that you may have some fitment problems if the film is thick enough, though.
     
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    This is bad advice.

    If you put a back protector on it it will most likely get stuck in the case. I've heard several times of people getting their phone stuck in a case because of this and actually doing some serious damage to it while trying to remove it from the case.
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    Couldn't hurt to put one on. I have a back protector on mine, and I can't even tell it's there. I typically use a bumper or no case at all. I also have a Mophie Juice Pack Air, and neither the front or back protectors get in the way of the case.

    I bought a bunch of cheap protectors for something like $2 each, just in case I had trouble putting them on (got it on perfectly on the second attempt), or in case they got scratched up (which hasn't happened at all....they still look perfect after almost a year).
     
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Um lolwut.

    My bro's iPhone 4 has had a back protector on his + CaseMate barely there case. I just took it out now with no problems. lolol
     
  7. rustyosaurus thread starter macrumors regular

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    any certain back protector? or just anything?
     
  8. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    I bought mine from sw-box.com

    I also bought a couple of bumpers from them as well. Shipping takes a while, but it was worth the wait.
     

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