How to remove scratches from the phone screen at home?

Manufacturers claim that many smartphones use special tempered glass, which cannot be scratched. This has been proven by many users, for example, using a key that tried to leave scratches on the screen. But the trouble is – even on tempered glass, scratches can still appear! But this is impossible. Or … Strangely enough, perhaps, only the scratches remain not from the same keys with which the smartphone is in your pocket, but from microparticles of sand. They are invisible, but can do their dirty job. Question – what to do?

In general, we recommend the use of protective equipment, and this is either a film or a protective glass. A protective glass is good because it is installed on the screen in such a way that it is difficult to understand where the protective glass ends and the smartphone screen starts. In addition, it protects not only from scratches, but when the smartphone falls, it takes a hit.

The films are cheaper, but the sensations from them are not as pleasant as when using protective glass. In addition, when dropped, they do not protect the screen.

What should I do if you do not have a protective glass or film installed and scratches appear on the screen? On the network you can find many ways with which it is supposedly possible to remove scratches from the screen, although in fact they are not removed, but polished – in other words, masked. We must say right away that we did not check these methods whether they work or not, we simply do not know. Moreover, there is a possibility that when you use them, you can spoil the screen even more, so you take full responsibility for the application of the methods. Please note that these methods may adversely affect the oleophobic coating of the screen (if any).


One of the most common ways. The good thing is that toothpaste is always at hand.

The process is as follows:

  • A small amount of toothpaste is applied to a piece of cotton cloth or fleece.
  • Next, use a swab or cloth to gently apply the toothpaste onto the screen in the area where the scratches are located. This must be done in a leisurely circular motion..
  • At the end of the procedure, take the tissue and remove the rest of the paste. Most likely, the fabric will have to be slightly moistened in water, but only slightly. It is recommended to squeeze it properly so that the remaining moisture does not get on the smartphone.

It is believed that this method is best suited for plastic screens..

Baking soda

It is believed that baking soda also helps to deal with scratches..

  • Take one part of water and place two parts of soda in it. Stir so that you get a paste without lumps.
  • Take a cotton cloth or a piece of cotton wool, apply a paste and apply to the screen in the area of ​​scratches in a circular motion.
  • Then remove the remaining soda from the screen with a slightly damp cloth..

Scratch remover

In this case, we are talking about special tools for removing scratches, which are sold, including in automobile stores..

Using them is easier than ever: apply the product on a soft cloth and wipe the screen in a circular motion.

It is not known how the use of such a tool will be reflected on the smartphone screen, so be extremely careful.

Baby powder

It is said that baby powder can mask scratches well.

The principle of action is the same as in the case of soda: take a powder and water, mix, get a paste, apply it in a circular motion on the screen, then remove the rest of the paste.

Vegetable oil

The oil itself does not mask scratches well, although you can try it, especially if the scratches are superficial (not deep). Oil must be dripped onto a swab and gently applied to the screen in the area of ​​scratches..