How to Get Scratches Off an iPhone

By Avery Martin

Restore the brilliance of your iPhone using toothpaste.
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The iPhone has a reputation for easily getting scratches on the back of the device. Even when kept in a protective case, dust and other particles tend to get inside the case and scratch up the finish. While some people may recommend a very fine sandpaper to remove scratches, this often results in a dull finish. Restoring the original luster and shine of the back of your iPhone can be accomplished using an everyday household item -- toothpaste.

Step 1

Turn your iPhone off by holding the lock button until the "Slide to Power Off" option appears. Then, slide the slider from left to right.

Step 2

Place a pea-sized amount of toothpaste directly on the iPhone case backing.

Step 3

Buff the back of the iPhone lightly using your microfiber cloth. Concentrate on the areas with scratches first and then proceed to buff the rest of the backing to ensure a consistent look.

Step 4

Wait about two minutes and then spray glass cleaner along the back of the iPhone. Wipe the glass cleaner and toothpaste off using paper towels.

Step 5

Complete the same process to clean the screen of your iPhone.