iPhone 11/11 Pro Max Screen Scratches Issue. Here’s the Fix!

Maybe you fell for the marketing hype of Apple! They said that the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are all coming out with the most shatter-resistant screen ever! This most-likely made you think that the screen is tough as steel. But then you see scratches on your brand-new phone and you feel cheated!

You are not alone!

The problem is that you did and many others were not told that for a glass to be more shatter-resistant, it has to be softer and better at absorbing shocks. The more shocks a glass absorbs, the more shatter-resistant it is.

What does that mean? A soft glass gets scratches easily! Hence, the problem!

Now, once your iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max gets a scratch, there is nothing you can do! The best you can do is try and make the thing look less ugly and then prevent any further screen scratches.

So, before we learn how to prevent screen scratches on iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, let us learn how to make the scratch marks fade.

Sounds good? Great! Let’s start.

Make the Scratches Fade

This is a very common method that you can try but make sure that your hands do not have granular particles stuck on them and the soft cloth you bring to your aid is free of dust particles that can potentially put a scratch mark on your iPhone screen. After you have ensured these two, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Wrap your finger with a very soft cloth. Make sure it is cotton cloth.
  • Step 2: Apply some toothpaste or car scratch removal cream (just a little bit) on the tip of your cloth-wrapped finger.
  • Step 3: Now gently rub the toothpaste or the car scratch removal cream on the scratch in a circular motion until the scratch fades.
  • Step 4: Unwrap the cloth and take another end of the cloth and make it wet. Now gently wipe off the excess toothpaste or cream using the wet end of the cloth.

This method will not remove the scratches completely but will make them look less ugly and they won’t be visible immediately.

How to Prevent Screen Scratches on iPhone 11?

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Now that you have successfully managed to make the scratches less ugly, it is time for you to do something to prevent scratches.

There are two things you can do.

First – Don’t use the phone.

Second – Use a screen guard!

Believe us, with the first method, we were serious (just kidding)! Anyway, jokes apart, the only thing you can do is to use a screen guard.

There are many options available out there. However, we strongly recommend that you use the Anti-glare variant. This type of screen protector has multiple advantages like:

  • It blocks any glare caused by UV rays. As a result of this, you can not only use the phone comfortably when you are outdoors but it also helps to hide minor scratches.
  • Because anti-glare screen guards are ultrathin, the touch-sensitivity of your phone is not affected.
  • Anti-glare screen guards are also scratch-resistant.
  • They also prevent fingerprint coating.

If, however, preventing scratches on your iPhone’s screen is the only motive, you can go for options like ultra-clear screen protector, privacy screen protector, or mirror screen protector.

In case you want to go by the material used, you can opt for tempered glass screen guards, TPU plastic screen guards, PET plastic screen guards, or multi-layered screen protectors. It is up to you what you want to use. Whatever you use will prevent screen scratches on your iPhone 11/11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max.


With iPhone 11/11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max, you have settled for a screen that will not shatter easily but it will get scratches quite easily. As of today, we do not have screens that are both shatter-resistant and scratch-resistant. There is always a tradeoff! Apple settled for shatter-resistance and you have to accept this fact.

So, if your iPhone already has a scratch or two, make sure you don’t allow another one to adorn your phone’s screen. Take preventive measures right now!