The Worst Ways to Fix a Scratched Phone Screen

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Every time you’ve bought a smartphone, the first thing you attached to your phone was a screen protector, just so your phone screen doesn’t get any scratches. You wouldn’t want to see a scratch on your phone screen as you pull it out of your pocket, right?

But that’s the reason why you’re here today, isn’t it? Getting some scratches on your phone screen is a very common issue, so no need to worry. Good for you that we have a list of solutions.

Here are some worst ways to fix a scratched phone screen. 

Ways to Fix a Scratched Phone Screen

Baking Soda

Baking soda is not only for baking, but it can also help you get rid of those scratches on your phone. However, it depends on which type of screen your phone has.

First, you need to mix baking soda with water and then apply it on your phone screen gently. Due to baking soda’s abusive nature, it works pretty well on plastic covers and screen protectors. 

Once it’s done, you’ll see a bright screen, but sometimes the scratches remain. Don’t worry, let’s go and see other options. 

Corn Starch Powder

Now, this is a very uncommon method to use, and there is a 50/50 chance that your phone screen scratches will disappear. 

According to all the internet specialists, if you add water to cornstarch and keep mixing it up until it looks like a paste. Next, use a soft cloth or napkin to rub the paste on your phone screen. 

When I used this method on my phone, the scratches were still there, but my phone was way too shiny. 

Powdered Cleanser 

I used to see my friends use powdered cleansers on their face and skin, and here I am using a powdered cleanser on my phone, wishing that these scratches will go off. But I am still confused if this will be a good idea or not. 

Simply apply a powdered cleanser on your phone screen and then rub it with a brush. Next, rub it off with a soft cloth. 

I don’t know about you, but I got three new extra tiny scratches on my phone’s screen to worry about. 

Silver Polish

Now you and I will try silver polish to get rid of those scratches. I know that your phone is not made of silver, but with glass or plastic, the silver polish has fixed many unimaginable things in the past. So there’s no harm in trying.

But here’s the fun part, as you start rubbing silver polish on your phone’s screen, this metal shinier will start damaging your phone’s screen inch by inch let alone help you to get rid of those scratches. 

Simply say no to silver polish. 

Car Polishing Essentials

If you own a car, then you’re already familiar with car polishing products. Now here’s the logic, if these tools can get rid of your vehicle’s scratches, they can also get rid of the scratches from your phone’s screen. 

I’m being completely serious right now, and I’m telling you that this is not a joke, car polishing tools can really help you to get rid of those scratches.

I won’t specify any product by its name but use a wax, glaze or a scratch remover to eliminate those scratches. It will work amazingly, and you’ll also get a shining phone in your pocket.  

Tooth Paste

Toothpaste is the most common and useful method of all time when it comes to fixing your phone’s screen’s scratches. Toothpaste is cheap and very easy to use. This method really works fine unless the scratch is too deep or your screen is made of glass. 

So if you have a plastic screen cover then be happy but if you don’t then don’t expect much. Simply apply the toothpaste on your phone’s screen and then rub it using a soft cloth or cotton. 

If it works then good for you, but if it doesn’t, then you can try out other methods.

Magic Eraser

Magic erasers are famous for getting rid of the stains from all around the house. Now the question is, can this magic eraser kick out the scratches from your phone’s screen? 

Well, as long as the scratches are small and their depth is very little, then there is a slight chance. 

As you apply the magic eraser on your phone’s screen it will start fighting with those scratches but remember, it will only surf through the upper surface and won’t get too deep. 

Within moments, you’ll see that all your scratches are all gone. 

Glass Polish

If your phone screen is made out of plastic then your scratches are already fixed and if not then simply scroll down but if your screen is made of glass then hold tight cause the instructions are going to be bumpy. 

For a glass screen the upper methods might not work out, so I’d recommend you to get some cerium oxide polish. Now pour the powder in a bowl and add water to it then mix it up. 

Now simply apply the mix on the scratches and make sure you don’t hit the phone’s vulnerable spots. Once you’ve polished the scratched areas use a soft cloth to wipe your screen. Hopefully, your screen will look good as new. 

Banana Peel

Why would someone rub food on their phone’s screen? That’s disgusting. Nevermind cause I did it myself. I thought this might work, but I forgot that it’s a phone’s screen and not my face. 

As I rubbed a banana peel on my phone’s screen, nothing really happened. All I had was a messy table with bananas all over the place. 


By fixing your phone’s screen you can go back to your everyday happy life again because I know, this small tiny scratch can sometimes be a pain in the ass, but still, we did discuss a few ways to solve it right?

The mentioned methods are probably the worst ways to fix your phone’s screen, but I am completely fine with it as long as it works. 

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