After dropping $1,500 on an iPhone XS the last thing you want to worry about is scratching your new smartphone. Both soft silicone cases and hard cases like the Otter Box can cause damage to the back of your phone if you’re not careful.
How Cases Scratch iPhones
A clear phone case can result in scratches of the phone because dirt and sand may get trapped between the case and the phone. These small granules of sand are extremely hard and handling your device may cause friction, which results in micro scratches along the side of the phone.
This type of scratch damage can happen with any phone case, whether it is soft or hard. You should take care to remove your iPhone from its case occasionally to clean it and remove any dirt or debris that could cause scratches.
Soft vs. Hard: Which Case Is Better?
When choosing between a soft silicone case and a hard case, you should understand that a hard case is more likely to scratch your phone. That is because these cases are made from hard, plastic material that completely encases your phone. The inside of the case can create pressure points that may scratch off the paint from the sides of the smartphone.
Soft, silicone cases like RANVOO cases do not create these hard pressure points. You should still take them off at least once a week to clean the phone and the case to avoid scratches from dirt and debris, however. Follow these quick tips for keeping your iPhone scratch-free.
How to Prevent Scratches On My iPhone
To prevent your iPhone from getting scratches anywhere on the device, you could use the device without a case. However, that’s not recommended since a sturdy phone case can prevent your screen from shattering if you drop it.
To prevent scratches of the phone that can be caused by cases, you should follow a few tips. Don’t use a hard-shell case that contains multiple parts. Even the silicone insert that grips the phone in these cases can cause damage to the side of the iPhone. Pressure points created from the way the case grips the phone in everyday usage results in scratches along the sides of the phone.
Find a good silicone case that grips the iPhone well. These cases do not create pressure points with hard plastic bits and are less likely to scratch your iPhone. Keep in mind that dirt and debris may scratch your iPhone in a silicone case if you do not keep it clean.
You should take your iPhone out of its RANVOO clear phone case at least once a week to wipe it down with alcohol and remove any dirt and dust that may have accumulated. RANVOO silicone cases can be washed with soap and water to remove any dirt built up inside of them.
If you prefer not to use a case at all, you might want to consider a vinyl wrap for your iPhone. Vinyl wraps apply directly to the back of the iPhone and provide a new look and texture, while also protecting the phone from scratches. They are easy to remove but can only be applied once.
Protecting iPhone Screen From Scratches
You should also consider using a RANVOO tempered glass screen protector to keep your iPhone screen from getting micro scratches. The dust and dirt in your pocket or purse can cause small scratches on the screen of your phone. Plastic screen protectors can help, but tempered glass screen protectors are the best option for protecting your iPhone screen from scratches.
If you already have a device that has micro-scratches on the screen, you can try a few home remedies to help. Creating a paste from baking soda and water and rubbing it gently on the screen before wiping it away can help clear away those tiny scratches.