The iPhone is arguably one of the best looking smartphones on the market, but sadly it isn't the most durable - especially the display. Here, we round up some of the best (and coolest) iPhone screen protectors that you can buy in the UK, including some that offer additional features like self-healing tech or 3D viewing functionality.
Once you've made your choice, you may wish to find out how to put on an iPhone screen protector.
Just Mobile AutoHeal Screen Protector for iPhone
The Just Mobile AutoHeal is a full-coverage 2.5S tempered glass screen protector that offers something something slightly out of the ordinary – auto healing screen technology. The technology should repair minor scratches on the screen protector, which should keep your iPhone looking as good as new for a bit longer.
Although with this being said, we tried scratching our iPhone 6s with a wire brush and the scratches stayed put, so we’re not sure just how effective the technology is. However even without self-healing tech, the screen protector is still made of tempered glass and should dissipate the force of impact and save your iPhone screen from shattering if dropped.
It also has a handy tab that allows you to align the screen protector against the phone before attaching it, allowing you to get a perfect fit with no bubbles.
BoxWave Glass Screen Guard with ClearTouch SmartButtons
The BoxWave ClearTouch SmartButtons is (apart from a mouthful) a screen protector that doesn’t just provide you with extra protection, but also looks to level the playing field with Android and Windows devices.
How? By including ‘return’ and ‘confirm’ buttons for one handed use, allowing users to tap to the dots to the left or right of the home screen to perform actions that would usually require you to reach the top of the display. It is a fascinating concept but takes some getting used to for iOS users, although Android users that have made the switch to iOS may appreciate the functionality.
It’s also made from tempered glass with a 9H hardness rating, the strongest rating for tempered glass, which should provide shock absorption and protection against both scratches and drops.
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Whoosh3D Screen Protector for iPhone
The Woosh3D screen protector claims to bring 3D functionality to your iPhone through not only 3D content available on YouTube, but also your own videos using a conversion process within the accompanying app (an app for a screen protector? Madness!).
It should provide users with a Nintendo 3DS-esque 3D effect, and you can adjust the level of depth from within the app. Although it’s a screen protector, it’s only made from plastic and probably won’t protect your iPhone from anything more than slight scratches, but the benefit of this is that its barely noticeable when applied.
The packaging doubles up as a ‘prep pad’ that helps you align and apply the screen protector perfectly, which is an issue that many users struggle with.
ARKTeK Super Thin 2.5D Screen Protector
The Arktek 2.5D tempered glass screen protector is a good example of a cheap screen protector that’ll do the job. The company uses high class Japanese Asahi Glass with a hardness rating of 9H, which should protect your iPhone display from scratches and general damage – and measuring in at only 0.26mm, it’s one of the thinnest tempered glass screen protectors available.
The company claims that it preserves the HD quality of the display, and also features an oil resistant coating that should help repel the skins natural oils and fingerprints. And did we mention that you get not only one, but two in a pack?
Bulletproof Screen Protector
Okay so first of all, we don’t recommend that anyone shoots their iPhone with this screen protector on to test its bulletproof claim. We think it’s bulletproof in a metaphorical way; the same way a bullet proof vest will protect a police officer, this tempered glass iPhone screen protector should protect your iPhone from damage.
Though with this being said, Sir Lancelot’s Armor does claim that it’s made from bulletproof glass. In fact, the company is so confident about the bulletproof screen protector that it offers a lifetime warranty with the product – if your iPhone does break when using it, you should (we can’t verify) receive some kind of compensation.
It’s a little pricier than other screen protectors in this roundup, but with a lifetime warranty and bullet proof glass, you’re getting your moneys worth.
Zagg InvisibleShield HDX Display Protection for iPhone
The ZAGG invisibleSHIELD HDX is a great combination of both clarity and protection, namely because of its origins in the military. ZAGG claims that the original concept for the invisibleSHIELD HDX was used to protect high-speed helicopter blades from dust, dirt and debris.
Combining the military grade technology and nano-memory technology creates a tempered glass screen protector that, the company claims, can withstand up to 3x the pressure of standard tempered glass screen protectors. Don’t worry about loosing quality with this protector either, as ZAGG claims that it will preserve the “vibrant colours of your display”.
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Shark Proof Liquid Glass Screen Protector
This is a cool one - you apply the screen protector from a sachet in liquid form. The kit comes with a cleaner and primer for your iPhone, and in fact one pack has enough liquid for all screen sizes up to ten inches.
There's an applicator and full instructions, and once applied to your screen and set, should offer up to two years protection. We've seen this product in action, and it is incredibly durable, withstanding intense key scratches and even knives. Really works!