How to Protect the Glass Back of Your iPhone? It appears that Apple purposefully chose to make our lives more difficult by including a glass back on every new iPhone. With the iPhone 8, Apple made the transition to glass and has never looked back. And, as it turns out, if you never glance at the back of your phone, you may not be aware that it is just as fragile as the front screen.
How to Protect the Glass Back of Your iPhone?
If you’re thinking about upgrading to the iPhone 14 (or if you have an iPhone model older than the 7), you should consider safeguarding it with a screen protector, just like you would your screen. Even though Apple claims that the iPhone 14’s glass-ceramics hybrid is “the biggest jump in durability ever on iPhone,” it’s still a good idea to protect your absurdly pricey phone.
The glass back serves a purpose: it enables wireless (Qi) charging capabilities. But, because glass is, you know, breakable, you’ll have one more item to worry about if you (or your children) drop your phone.
If you don’t have AppleCare+, repairing a damaged back could cost up to $549 plus VAT. Even if you have AppleCare+, the cost will be around $100. You’ll also have to deal with taking your iPhone in for repair, which could take several hours or even days, and will necessitate a factory reset. Do you require a rear glass protector? No, although it’s highly suggested unless you want to deal with getting it corrected.