The Apple Watch 7 is an amazing piece of technology. It comes with a big display, charges really fast, has a stylish design and is your perfect workout buddy. But, like all man-made things, it’s not perfect. Well, according to users’ reports, the Apple Watch 7 scratches more easily than expected. Many people have reported that simple actions such as putting your hands in your pockets could scratch your Apple Watch 7 screen.
Apple Watch 7: Extremely Durable but Not Scratch-Proof
Your Apple Watch 7 screen is not completely scratch-proof. While some models do hold up much better than others, the screen will scratch when it comes into contact with a hard surface. The Apple Watch 7 Aluminum models tend to scratch more frequently than their Stainless Steel and Titanium counterparts.
Apple proudly says that the Apple Watch 7 is “the most durable Apple Watch ever built“. While this model may be more crack-resistant, it seems that the trade-off is scratches.
However, don’t lose hope and take a closer look at your watch’s screen. If the scratch is really thin and barely visible, chances are it’s the oleophobic coating that got scratched and not the glass itself.
Use a Screen Protector From Day One
Apple Watch 7 models are very expensive. If you want to protect your device against micro-scratches, get a good screen protector as soon as possible. When you notice there are too many scratches on the screen protector, you can simply replace it with a new one.
Of course, adding a screen protector on top of a sapphire crystal display doesn’t appeal to everybody. But if you often wear your watch in an environment where there’s a high risk of getting the screen scratched or shattered, don’t hesitate to get a screen protector.
For example, granite countertops can scratch the glass of your watch pretty bad. Either use a screen protector or take off your watch when you’re in the kitchen.
No Warranty Coverage
If you’re still sitting on the fence and you’re not sure if you should really get a screen protector, maybe the following argument will convince you. Apple’s warranty doesn’t cover screen scratches as they’re considered merely cosmetic damage. If you want to replace a scratched or shattered Apple Watch screen, get ready to shell out hundreds of dollars.
How Do You Remove Scratches From Apple Watch 7?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to remove scratches from your Apple Watch 7’s screen. Don’t use Polywatch, toothpaste, or any other abrasive solutions, none of them work. On the contrary, they will remove your screen’s oleophobic coating, and you don’t want that.
As a workaround, you can use a screen protector to hide shallow scratches. The adhesive should fill in the scratches. However, they’ll become visible again after removing the screen protector.
The other option is to simply learn to live with screen scratches. They don’t usually affect your screen’s functionality, they’re just aesthetically unpleasant.
The glass on the Apple Watch 7’s screen is harder to crack but easier to scratch. That’s why you should get yourself a screen protector from day one and buy a Stainless Steel or Titanium model as they’re less prone to scratches. Apple’s warranty doesn’t cover screen scratches. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to remove scratches from your Apple Watch 7 screen.
Has your Apple Watch 7 already got a few scratches? Do you agree this model is indeed more prone to scratches? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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