iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X: scratches in the glass - just polish away?

What can you do to remove annoying scratches on the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 (Plus)?

iPhone X: scratches on the new top smartphone simply polish away with polish paste?

We have the micro scratches and especially small scratches on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus can be removed with a polishing paste from the glass surfaces, There are different types of polish products that are especially suitable for smartphone displays. These are, however, experience only suboptimal, in order to an iPhone display to repair. To remove scratches, we have therefore resorted to a universal paste that can be used even for much more serious cases and thus reliably removes scratches from the iPhone display. But great care is needed! It should be done carefully with the iPhone X Scratch and must of course be done at your own risk!


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In the longer term, we have experienced that the iPhone X in contrast to the 8er iPhones in the long run despite good protection much more scratches and places captures. Luckily, the scratches and spots can just as easily be softened with a polish paste. In our experiment, the scratches were not completely removed, but at least mitigate. Meanwhile are fortunately For the iPhone X and iPhone 8 (Plus) Cases are available in new colors, making it likely even easier for users to protect their smartphone.

From our own experience we swear for years on the original Apple leather covers, which simply fit seamlessly from the manufacturer to the device. This is not always the case with third-party products. Anyone who buys a sleeve for their iPhone X from a third-party that does not fit properly may even aggravate the scratch problem. If you get small stones and sand between the case and the iPhone X, you'll have thick scratches on the device faster than you would like. Also the wireless charging of the iPhone X works with the original cases simply friction.

Looks very classy with the back of glass: the iPhone X. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Looks very classy with the back of glass: the iPhone X. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

Even more prone to scratches: iPhone X in silver catches the metal frame

In the meantime we were able to See the iPhone X in silver and white for a long time, Here, unfortunately, showed a different picture than the model in Space Gray. The silver iPhone showed after a few days clear signs of wear on the silver metal frame, which occurred despite very good treatment. Especially on the case frame should be handled very carefully with polish pastes or the like, which they usually like emery paper small particles inside, with which you make cosmetic errors on the frame may be rather worse. Again, we can only report from our own experience: While the white device almost immediately had scratches, our iPhone X in Space Gray is even after several months in the endurance test with relatively little scratch on the way.

Of course we hope so too the Apple products 2018 even better against signs of wear are prepared as the dark iPhone X. With its larger area is likely the 2018 appearing iPhone X Plus in the truest sense of the word offer even more area for scratches. In the Watch Apple 4 on the other hand, the need is limited. Since the second clock, the smartwatches have a high resistance to signs of wear - a positive example that hopefully extends to the other product categories. Unless Apple gets the problem with the traces even better under control.


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More and more users complain about cosmetic damage in the iPhone X.

Apple says the iPhone X has "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone" - both front and back. "Did I accidentally get another glass?" Asks a user in a forum, which obviously has a few weeks of heavy scratches on the display glass of his iPhone X. The tester complains about the supposedly rapid scratching in the glass: "I have never used a protective cover. And yet, I have never seen a screen develop so quickly or so extensively as scratches - throughout the decade I've been using iPhones and Android phones, "says smart phone expert Adam Clark Estes of Gizmodo. The technology specialist describes the problems with his iPhone X as follows: "The first scratch appeared on my iPhone X screen just days after purchase. He was small, flat, but clearly visible in the middle of the screen. In the following weeks, more and more micro-abrasions appeared, as if by magic. Then came a series of deep scratches down the left side of the screen, deep enough that I could feel it with my finger and see when the display was on. The latest scratch is even deeper and next to the recess for the notch. It's not that the phone is hard to use or anything. I just feel upset and confused that the thing is so fragile, "the tester said.

Once laid on the table and already the iPhone X can get scratches. Photo: Pexels
Once laid on the table and already the iPhone X can get scratches. Photo: Pexels

Also in German forums, users report the problems with their new smartphones: "After three days with the iPhone X had three relatively large, but fine scratches on the display. And I'm not a trouser bearer, "writes a user. Several other users agree: "Also iPhone X, also already scratch on the display, despite normal treatment." Also in the support forum Apple complain to the iPhone X fans - especially noteworthy is that people who have been iPhones for many years "I have fine but visible scratches on the display of my iPhone X after a few days. I have been using iPhones for eight years and have several other Apple devices. I have never experienced anything like this and would not have expected it, especially since the most solid glass ever should be installed. Is there a similar case in the community, or is it an isolated case due to quality issues? "In the Tread, many users agree with this experience. However, a few report that they have no signs of wear at all.

Only protective covers and bulletproof glass foil provide reliable protection

The conclusion of all the information about the already mentioned by some online media as "scratch gate" problem of frequent signs of wear on iPhones is clear: Who wants to play it safe, his iPhone X and iPhone 8 (Plus) should be good with high quality protective cases and equip a bulletproof glass foil. At least this minimizes the likelihood of catching strong traces of wear. We handle it like this: At home, the iPhone X may have used "naked". However, it always gets its protective cover on the way. Because you have to keep in mind again and again: The iPhone X is a commodity - and get over time just signs of wear.


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Attention: If you are trying to remove scratches from iPhones yourself, you should proceed with caution and always apply your polish paste as a test. Of course, I take no responsibility for any damage. I'll just tell you about our experiences with scratches and how we solved them. If in doubt, you should all repairs from the manufacturer Apple let carry out.

About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 96 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.