How do I prevent my iPhone 5 from getting scratched?

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  1. Link182kidd

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    How can i keep my iPhone from scratching but not have to put it into a case? Its the back and sides that i worry about not so much the screen.


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  2. Phreddyl

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    You can try the skins from ghost armor,invisible shield, bodyguardz or zagg.


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  3. RoofMonkey

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    Some type of body skin would help.
     
  4. alicepattinson

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    yep2, it's called decals when you use some plastic cover instead of a hard case or jelly case.
     
  5. Grayburn

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    Good advice from all above.

    You can go down the cases route like i did but my Power Support & Caze cases have done damage to mine whilst i though they were protecting it!

    I cant say it's the cases fault as in reality it's Apple being tight with the anodizing!
     
  6. elida33

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    Well lets be honest here... The only way you're going to successfuly avoid any scratches occurring is by getting a case. i recommend a case that my sister bought; it covers the back and the rims making it very subtle as a case and if you get the black one or clear one depending on your iPhone colour, it doesn't seem as though you have a cover at all!
     
  7. Grayburn

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    All the cases (2 Power Support Air Jackets & Caze Zero 5 pro) I've had cover the back and all sides and its still got scratched!


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  8. Europa

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    Because dirt gets inside. You have to take the case off and clean it and the phone occasionally to prevent scratches.
     
  9. RoofMonkey

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    Or get a sealed case ;)
     
  10. Europa

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    Yes, or that. (y)
     
  11. Grayburn

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    Doing that several times a week, still happens.


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  12. Europa

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    I think it depends on how dirty the phone gets. I've never had a problem with scratches, but yeah, it certainly can happen even if you do clean it frequently.
     
  13. Grayburn

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    I don't get scratches as such just random specks. Might get it re-anodised if I'm not into the 5S/6.


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  14. RolandSeh

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    Problem with some cases are that they are scratching the phones when you put them on and remove them often. I have got used to using my iPhone 5 without a casing and had dropped the phone a couple of times with some dent marks on the edges.
     
  15. Grayburn

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    My problem is dirt & dust getting in and then being rubbed against the phone as its being held. A grain of salt getting in did the worst damage to my phone.


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  16. iphonewarrior

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    Have you ever considered getting a Lifeproof? I don't own one myself as I've got an Otterbox but that would solve your dust problem as the case forms a seal around your phone :)
     
  17. Grayburn

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    They look too bulky to me. The cases I have are all of the slim kind, the kind that keep the form factor.


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  18. iphonewarrior

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    What about the nuud? It's slimmer than an Otterbox Defender and waterproof?
     
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  19. RoofMonkey

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    As a long time LifeProof user, I can attest that they are not bulky at all. To keep dust, dirt etc.. away from your iPhone, I don't think you will find a thinner case that offers the protection that the LP cases do.
    Here is a size listing I put together of the ones I have used:
    The ATLAS™ Case:
    5.37” (136.34mm) L
    2.66” (67.56mm) W
    0.62” (15.75mm) D
    weighs 2.24 oz.

    The LifeProof Fré is:
    5.41” (137.5 mm) L
    2.64” (67.1 mm) W
    0.48” (12.2 mm) D
    Weighs: 1.05 oz

    Nüüd iPhone 5 case:
    5.41" (137.5mm) L
    2.64" (67.1mm) W
    0.50" (12.9mm) D

    Griffin Survivor+Catalyst:
    5.33" (135.3mm ) L
    2.65" (67.31 mm) W
    0.56" (14.22 mm) D
     
  20. Grayburn

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    Still too bulky for my liking.


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