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Overview

Our smartphones have become a pivotal part of our lives, and keeping them safe has always been a priority. Sometimes you buy a phone, and then the next thing you know, you order a screen protector and sturdy or soft case.

 

A scratch on a phone screen can come from anywhere, from the car keys in your pocket to a sudden drop on a hard surface. Phone screens don't always come with corning gorilla glass protection. Even if they do, minor nicks and scratches can appear just from everyday usage.

 

But you don’t have to worry. There are many ways to remove these unwanted scratches from your phone. Read on to explore seven proven home remedies to remove minor inconvenient scratches from your phone screen.

1. Toothpaste

Toothpaste? Yes, why not? Toothpaste does not just keep your teeth strong, but also keeps your phone scratch-free. However, remember that gel-based toothpaste offers no resistance and cannot remove scratches. You must use the paste ones.

 

The steps to use toothpaste as a remedy for screen scratches are as follows:

 

  • On a cotton swab or clean smooth fabric, apply some toothpaste.

  • Now, with gentle force, rub the swab or cloth in slow circular motions on the screen till you see the scratches disappearing.

  • Finally, wipe off any excess toothpaste from your phone surface using a damp cloth.

That’s all! You will see an improved version of your screen in no time.

2. Sandpaper or drill grinders

If you want to remove stubborn scuffs from your phone, you can use either sandpaper or a small drill grinder. This method can be used as a last resort to remove scratches. It is not advisable to do this at first, because sandpaper is a rough surface that can cause more damage.

 

It is advisable to use sandpaper to smooth out dents on the edges of the phone body instead of directly rubbing over the screen. It can smooth out harsh edges and give your phone a smooth finish. 

3. Magic Erasers

You have probably heard of magic erasers from television advertisements. They work well on minor scratches, but they have a surface similar to sandpaper, so use them with caution.

 

To use magic erasers correctly and seamlessly, you must start by gently rubbing them over the screen surface. If you notice any signs of wear, stop using them at once. You can get adequately sized magic erasers from various brands that can help remove screen scratches. 

4. Baking Soda

Baking soda is not just helpful in the kitchen or for baking some delicious delicacies. It also has its charms when it comes to removing scratches from phone screens. For this, you will have to create a paste of the baking soda. This is how you can go about it: 

 

  • First, you need to mix two parts baking soda and one part water in a bowl.

  • Then keep on stirring till it forms a thick paste.

  • Next, dab a clean soft cloth on the paste and apply it in circular motions on top of your phone screen.

  • Lastly, remove any excess paste from your screen using a clean soft cloth.

All done! This common kitchen ingredient can come in handy to fix phone scratches in no time!

5. Baby Powder

Might sound a bit unconventional, but baby powder works as an excellent tool to reduce scratches on your screen. All you need to do is add a tiny amount of water to baby powder so that it creates a somewhat thick paste. 

 

Take a soft piece of screen wiping cloth you get with your reading glasses and wet it with the paste. Now, gently rub from top to bottom on the screen surface in a circular motion, like a swirl, till you see the scratches disappearing. 

6. Vegetable Oil

Although vegetable oil only provides a temporary fix, it can be used to remove minor scratches and spots from the screen surface. The best part is, you can easily find this at home. 

Perform the following steps to remove scratches using vegetable oil:

 

  • Take a lint-free microfibre cloth or cotton swab and dip it in some vegetable oil.

  • Now, with gentle force, in circular motions, press the swab or cloth on top of the screen to remove scratches.

 

But this is just a temporary fix. A more sustainable option to prevent unwanted, sudden scratches on the screen is to apply a screen guard.

 

Tempered glass screen protectors are easy to apply at home. Just, clean the surface of the screen with a lint-free cloth before applying the screen guard and carefully adjust the edges of the tempered glass with the edges of your phone screen.

 

Moreover, precaution is always better than a cure. In this case, the one thing you can do to save your screen is to get it insured. You can avail the CPP FoneSafe Lite Plan via Bajaj Markets. It provides a financial backup against accidental loss or damage to our smartphones. The CPP FoneSafe Lite Plan comes with F-Secure safe device security and complimentary screen damage protection against up to two incidents. You can find more details of this policy on our website!

  1. Egg and potassium aluminum sulfate

Potassium aluminum sulfate and egg whites form a paste that removes scratches from a phone. Follow this procedure to use this technique:

 

  • Take one egg white and one teaspoon of alum potassium aluminum sulfate and place them in a saucepan. Now put the pan on top of a flame and heat it to 66 degrees Celsius.

  • Now, soak a microfibre cloth in the egg white and the alum mixture that you have prepared.

  • Evenly lay out the microfibre cloth on top of an aluminum foil and heat it in an oven until it is moisture-free.

  • Next, take the cloth out and rinse it thoroughly under clear, cold running tap water for 20-30 seconds.

  • Allow the cloth to rest for a while. Air-dry it for about 48 hours.

Your cloth is now ready to be used for removing scratches. Apply it gently on top of your phone screen in swirling motions to eliminate marks.

7. Car scratch removal creams

Car scratch-removing creams are known to remove scratches off your car’s surface, but they work just as fine on your phone’s screen as well. A perfect alternative for removing scratches, car scratch-removing creams can be a great friend while removing dust particles and dirt as well.  Use a dry and soft cloth and apply the cream, and then wipe the phone’s surface to get rid of unwanted scratches.  

8. Brasso, Silvo, or other polishes

Polishes like Brasso or Silvo, although beneficial in removing scratches, can also wipe off the top coating of our phone screen if not used with caution. Below you'll find the steps to use polishes:

 

  • At first, pour out some polish into a dry, clean bowl. 

  • Next, dip a soft microfibre cloth inside the polish.

  • Now, you need to rub the cloth up and down on top of the screen surface, making circular motions.

  • At last, wipe off any excess from the screen surface using a clean piece of cloth.

All of the above-mentioned methods are known to be proven ways to remove small to medium scratches from smartphone screens.

Conclusion

It has been found that most phones get damaged when the user is traveling. Taking a mental note of where the objects are, can help you minimise scratches and screen damage. However, the good news is that even if your phone gets some scratches, it can easily be mended in several ways, ranging from toothpaste and baking soda to polishing materials like Brasso and Silvo.   

 

You can also take the aid of Mobile Screen Insurance as well, as it covers all mechanical and technical breakdowns, and also covers accidental screen damages. For more details on the insurance policies you can avail, visit the Bajaj Markets website.