A scratched screen, is there anything more terrifying than dropping your brand new smartphone and then seeing a scratch across the screen? Maybe its just small scratches accumulated from the heavy use from thousands of social updates, whatever the cause here are some great tips on getting rid of those pesky phone screen scratches:

1. Toothpaste

The Internet dubs this the most effective DIY way to polish out a scratch on your screen.


  • Dab a small amount of toothpaste onto the end of a cotton swab or clean, soft cloth.
  • Gently rub the cotton swab or cloth in circular motions on the screen until you see the scratch go away.
  • After this, wipe your screen with a slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess toothpaste.

2. Baking Soda


  • Mix two parts baking soda and one part water in a bowl.
  • Stir until it forms a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste to a clean, soft cloth and gently rub in a circular motion on the phone’s scratches.
  • After this, wipe your screen with a fresh, slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess.
  • (The baking powder can be substituted with baby powder.)

3. Vegetable oil

This is only a temporary solution, but use vegetable (or olive) oil to temporarily smooth out scratches.

4. Egg and Potassium Aluminium Sulphate

An online tutorial from Yahoo says that mixing egg whites and potassium aluminium sulphate can get rid of scratches.

For this, you’ll need a micro-fiber cloth, an egg, aluminium foil and alum (potassium aluminium sulphate, which can be purchased at any pharmacy).


  • Mix one egg white and one teaspoon of potassium aluminium sulphate in a saucepan. Heat to about 65 degrees Celsius
  • Soak the micro-fiber cloth in the egg and potassium aluminium sulphate mixture.
  • Place the cloth on aluminium foil, and then place it into a 148-degree oven until the cloth is completely dry.
  • Take the cloth out of the oven and rinse it in cold water for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat the step above three times, and then let the cloth air-dry for 48 hours.
  • Now, use the cloth to remove scratches.

5. Use a House-Hold Polish

Be very careful before attempting this method because polishes can sometimes remove the screen coating which completely messes up the screen and just carves the way for further scratches.


  • Dip a soft cloth into the polish.
  • Rub the cloth up and down the scratch and in circular motions.
  • After this, wipe your screen with a fresh cloth to remove any excess.

Do you have any specific fixes that you have used to get rid of scratches and banish the evil scratched screen? Let us know in the comments below.