Replacing the oleophobic coating on an iPhone screen?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 29, 2014
I used a screen protector on my iPhone 6 and after removing it I noticed the oleophobic coating seems to have been pulled off with the screen protector.. the iPhone screen no longer feels as smooth when I swipe over it with my fingers.

I've tried wiping the screen with a cloth and it looks perfectly clean, but just not as smooth to swipe over anymore :(

So is there any way I can re-apply some oleophobic coating on my screen?

I know it's supposed to wear off after awhile anyway, so I'm hoping there is a way to do this.


macrumors member
Dec 16, 2013
Harwich, UK
Are you sure it's not just residue left by the screen protector? I've had experience before with cheaper protectors that have left a thin film on my phone. Never had the screen coating removed on any of my many past idevices.


macrumors regular
Oct 17, 2011
I think iFixit might sell oleophobic coating. I've seen a tutorial by them for how to reapply it, so you might want to check in their store. Otherwise, I'm sure you can find it available on the internet somewhere.

Maybe even the Apple store can do something for you?
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