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Some people go through their day using their iPhones with no case and no screen protectors. Others keep it in a case. And there are others who feel that they have nothing to lose from going the all out and kitting it out with a case and screen protector.
I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with screen protectors. Many are poorly made and a total pain to fit properly without dust getting trapped in the layer, not to mention creases and bubbles.
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But the screen is the main bit of your iPhone, and it takes up pretty much half of the surface of the iPhone. And scratches and chips are unsightly, and cracks eventually mean a costly screen replacement.
I'd rather be safe than sorry, so I kitted out my iPhone 13 Pro Max as soon as the screen protector I wanted became available.
The screen protector I used was the Spigen EZ Fit tempered glass 2-pack. After a lot of testing, this kit was the easiest to fit and had the best fitting screen protectors I could find out there.
And I've had one fitted for about six months on my iPhone. Until the other day, I dropped my iPhone onto rocks while exploring a disused copper mine, and the screen protector cracked.
Now, the first question is, would the screen have been damaged, or am I just down a screen protector?
I'm not sure. iPhone screens are tough, but they're not indestructible, and despite having AppleCare coverage, it's a hassle to get the screen replaced.
I prefer to have a little bit of additional peace of mind.
I'm not going to bore you with the fitting other than to offer a few suggestions: