Does the iPhone 11 Need a Screen Protector?

August 31, 2021

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Congratulations, you just got one of Apple’s iPhone 11 models. Now, you get to accessorize. But the big question on your mind: Does the iPhone 11 need a screen protector? With a sleek aesthetic, this clean-looking iPhone is not something you really want to hide away or conceal. 

So is it absolutely necessary to protect it? Well, we think so. The iPhone 11 is solid, but it’s definitely not indestructible, and a cracked iPhone screen can make the experience of using your phone a lot less enjoyable. 

What’s the best way to protect the screen of your iPhone 11? Let’s dive into this question a bit further and break it all down. Plus, learn about the many benefits of having an iPhone 11 phone case and applying the plastic-free liquid screen protector.

Does Your iPhone 11 Need a Screen Protector?

Apple’s iPhone 11 model is one of the toughest they’ve ever built, with multiple features that make it clear that the iPhone 11 is designed to last. The matte glass body and 8.1 millimeter Corning glass screen are very durable and much more resistant to cracking during hard impacts. However, when keeping your phone in a purse or pocket, the screen can scratch, creating undetectable hairline fractures that can weaken the screen’s integrity and eventually make it crack. 

So, does the iPhone 11 need a screen protector? Even with the improved durability of its screen, the short answer is yes. Whether you choose a waterproof case or a standard case to take on life’s everyday activities is entirely up to you. But, in short, a screen protector or case of some sort can keep your device lasting a long time and minimizing e-waste. 

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it to invest in tough protection for your iPhone 11, think back to the last time you had to live with a cracked touchscreen on your phone. Huge bummer, right? It’s uncomfortable to use, it looks terrible and you might even get a glass splinter in your finger or your face from it. (Ouch!) 

You’ll usually have two options when you crack your screen: Spring for a screen replacement that might not be covered by your warranty, or replace your phone sooner, which fuels our planet’s ever-growing problem with electronic waste. Neither feels good. But you know what does feel good? The peace of mind you’ll get from having a durable, eco-friendly iPhone 11 case and screen protector from Pela.

Worried about ruining your phone’s form factor with a massive, boxy case and bulky tempered glass screen protector? The good news is that these solutions are usually overkill on the iPhone 11 due to its extreme durability. Instead, you have sleeker options, such as slim compostable cases and even liquid screen protectors



Why You Should Get an iPhone 11 Screen Protector

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Not convinced? Here are some excellent reasons anyone should get a screen protector for their new iPhone 11 — or any device, for that matter. 

Extra Protection from Water

Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all feature an IP68 rating, which means it is both dust- and water-resistant. Apple even boasts that the Pro models can withstand 13 feet (4 meters) of water for 30 minutes. However, any additional water-resistant protection is better than not enough!

Our liquid screen protector is compatible with water-resistant phones, making it the perfect option for screen protection. Securing your phone with an extra layer of protection, like a screen protector, is especially a good idea if you enjoy water sports like kayaking or surfing, or simply live on the lake or beach or work around water.

Prevents Scratching

Speaking of the beach, a quality iPhone 11 screen protector or case can also keep granules of sand from scratching the screen. Like we previously mentioned, the micro-scratches from tiny particles like sand can eventually lead to a compromised glass screen. But you don't have to live near the bay or beach to scratch your phone. All it takes is a bit of dirt, debris or even a hard metal object in the bottom of a purse or backpack to scratch the screen. So do yourself a favor and get a scratch-resistant screen protector

Adds Extra Grip and Texture

A screen protector or case can also add texture, preventing you from losing grip on the device in the first place. For example, Pela offers a Flaxstic plant-based phone case that features a rubber feel that is soft to the touch, allowing you to keep your grip on the phone — even when it’s wet and slippery.

The Best Screen Protector Options

The best combination is to choose both a screen protector and a phone case to protect your smartphone from cracks and scratches. Here are some recommendations for each: 

Liquid Screen Protectors

Aside from cases that wrap around the entire iPhone, there is one other alternative: a liquid screen protector

But just what is a liquid screen protector? Essentially, it’s a liquid that is poured over the glass screen of your phone, filling in all those undetectable scratches and microscopic pits that can eventually lead to a larger crack.

Able to take a hard fall, liquid screen protectors add an extra layer without altering the weight of your device or giving it a bulkier feel. A liquid screen protector will also last a long time. And when it begins to look scratched and unpolished, you can simply reapply more liquid glass, saving you the hassle of removing a temporary screen cover and saving the environment from yet one more bit of plastic, too. 

When your old plastic screen protector layer has seen the last of its days, learn how to remove the screen protector and say so-long to single-use plastic. Instead, replace it with liquid glass.

Slim Phone Cases

Slim Phone Cases

As mentioned, the iPhone 11 is built rugged and able to take on some pretty hard knocks. However, it’s still able to break, especially if it drops directly on a corner edge. Hit the pavement just right and it can shatter the entire screen. So, in addition to a screen protector, it’s a good idea to protect the outer edges with a slim phone case

Pela phone cases are perfect for just that! Each one is built for outstanding drop protection, with reinforced corners that protect the most vulnerable areas of your phone’s screen. And you’ll feel good knowing that when you eventually upgrade your phone, the case isn’t winding up in the landfill. Pela’s phone cases not only reduce plastic waste and consumption, but at the end of their life cycle, they are compostable.

Find the Perfect Screen Protector for Your iPhone 11 Today

So, while a screen protector may not be entirely necessary for your tougher iPhone 11 device, it’s still a wise idea to get one. Check out Pela’s liquid glass screen protector and our iPhone 11phone cases today!