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Save on screen repairs using these simple at-home tips for your cell phone

The cell phone has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. If they’d told us 10 years ago that we’d control so much of our lives through our smartphone, we wouldn’t have believed it.

It keeps us in touch with our loved ones, allows us to work and reply to e-mails from anywhere in the world, we can check our bank details and it even monitors our health and measures the exercise we do on a daily basis.

With the use we make of the mobile, it’s common for the touch-sensitive glass to suffer a scratch and/or scuff at some point. A little carelessness can cause these uncomfortable marks to appear on our smartphone which, in the long term, mean changing the screen or even considering buying a new device.

Protect your phone with these simple tips

Ideally, as soon as you buy a new phone, you should put a good screen protector on it, and a shell to protect it from possible drops, to avoid the problem. But if you haven’t followed this step, nothing will happen. There are several ways of masking or removing the scratch from the mobile’s screen, without having to go to any store and spend an arm and a leg.

The first thing we need to do before putting any of these tips into practice is to switch off the terminal and remove the battery. It’s also advisable to seal the device’s ports (where we plug in the charger or headphones), so that no liquid or product we’re going to use gets in. We can easily do this with a little adhesive tape.

Simple, effective tips

Here are a few homemade tips to help you remove scratches from your cell phone screen:

1. Toothpaste

Apply directly to the screen, rubbing gently with a damp cloth. In this way, we can reduce the depth of the scratch, and even make it disappear.

2. Vaseline

Apply to the screen with an alcohol-soaked cotton pad. For best results, use 100% pure Vaseline.

3. Vegetable oil

This is the best option if the marks aren’t very deep. Simply wipe the screen with a soft cloth soaked in a few drops of vegetable oil.

4. Talcum powder

You can use the ones used for babies. To make them work, you need to glue them a little with water and create a kind of thick cream that you apply to the screen with a cloth, in the same way as the previous techniques.

5. Baking soda

If we mix bicarbonate with water and stir, we’ll get a fairly thick paste. Simply apply a little to a soft cloth and make circular movements over the scratch.

6. Car creams

Although this type of cream is intended for car bodywork, some brands are valid for application to the windows of mobile devices, achieving good results.

7. Cleans metals

It can remove the first layer of the screen, but in no way damages or darkens it. One of the most effective, it is simply applied with a damp cloth or rag.

8. Nail polish

This remedy is effective as long as the nail varnish is of the same type as the glass or plastic present on the device screen. The enamel not only fills the scratch in question, but creates a thin layer that can serve as protection against future shocks.

With these simple tips, you can easily remove scratches from your cell phone screen without spending a lot of money. Don’t hesitate to try them out and find the one that works best for you.