Whether it’s from the car keys in your pocket or an accidental drop, our phones are bound to be victims of scratches and scuffs. Mobile phones are not as indestructible as the small-screened handsets of old. You could almost throw the Nokia 5210 on the floor and there would be little discernable damage to the phone’s screen. But with the advent of much larger, delicate screens on smartphones, cracking, scratching or breaking the screen altogether is much harder to avoid.
Here are some tricks to fix those unwanted scratches on your phone:
- Toothpaste should work for smaller scratches or marks on the screen. Simply dab a bit of toothpaste at the end of a cotton swab or a soft cloth. Make sure you gently rub it in to the screen in a circular motion, and make sure you do not remove any surface coating.
- A blend of egg white and potassium aluminium sulphate can also be used. Try soaking a microfiber cloth in an egg and aluminium mixture, before placing the cloth on a piece of aluminium foil and putting in into a 300 degree oven until the cloth is dry. Rinse the cloth in running water for about 30 seconds, and repeat the process three times. After having left the cloth to dry for 48 hours, and then remove scratches from your phone screen.
- Making a thick paste out of baking soda and water should help to remove scratches. Put a small amount of the paste onto a microfiber cloth and gently rub in a circular motion on the scratched part of your screen.