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The best Apple iPhone 13 screen protectors

Zagg InvisibleShield Glass XTR Screen Protector for iPhone 13
InvisibleShield Glass XTR Screen Protector
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Speck ShieldView Glass iPhone 13 Screen Protector
Speck ShieldView Glass
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Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13
Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector
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Spigen EZ FIT GLAS.tR SLIM iPhone 13 Screen Protector
Spigen EZ Fit Glas.tr Slim
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Totallee Screen Protector for iPhone 13.
Totallee Screen Protector
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Olixar iPhone 13 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13
Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector
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Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13
Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector
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The Apple iPhone 13 features Ceramic Shield glass, a screen upgrade that Apple says is tougher than any other smartphone glass, with four times the average level of protection against drops and impact. Despite that, Ceramic Shield glass isn't impervious to damage. We found the iPhone 12's Ceramic Shield can still get scratched and scuffed with moderate drops, so while it does provide added reinforcement, you may want to invest in a screen protector to preserve your phone's immaculate screen.

We've put together a list of the best iPhone 13 screen protectors available. This covers everything from multi-featured tempered glass protectors to more flexible and affordable film-based coverings.

Zagg InvisibleShield Glass XTR Screen Protector for the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
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InvisibleShield Glass XTR Screen Protector

Pros
  • Blue-light filter
  • Antimicrobial coating
  • Strong
Cons
  • Expensive

Zagg says its Glass XTR range offers its most advanced screen protectors to date. It certainly checks an awful lot of boxes, with its strong tempered glass complemented by a suite of extra features. These include an Eyesafe blue-light filter and an antimicrobial treatment, which keeps the growth of bacteria and other microbes to a minimum. If that doesn't make it protective enough, the integration of Zagg's D3O material makes the protector even tougher and more durable. Gamers will also be pleased, since it has been designed to be highly touch-sensitive, meaning anyone playing the latest games won't notice any difference in performance. The protector comes with an installation kit for easier fitting. In other words, this is pretty much the most comprehensive iPhone 13 screen protector you're likely to find.

Zagg InvisibleShield Glass XTR Screen Protector for iPhone 13
InvisibleShield Glass XTR Screen Protector
Speck ShieldView Glass.
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Speck ShieldView Glass

Pros
  • Microban coating
  • Slim and strong
  • Installation kit
Cons
  • Expensive

Speck makes some great cases, and it also makes some great screen protectors. It's built with high-quality tempered glass that features a 9H hardness rating and an anti-scratch coating, so you'll have a hard time doing any damage. Not only is the protector dirt and fingerprint-resistant, but the inclusion of a Microban coating reduces bacteria growth by up to 99%. It's also highly functional, with its 0.33mm thickness making it as transparent and as touch-sensitive as you'd need. On top of this, it comes with a goof-proof installation kit, so you should be able to fit it like a pro.

Speck ShieldView Glass iPhone 13 Screen Protector
Speck ShieldView Glass
Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector.
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Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Pros
  • Excellent strength
  • Helps with already-cracked screens
  • Great touch sensitivity
Cons
  • Fiddly installation process

Whitestone says that its Dome Glass iPhone 13 protector — which comes in a two-pack — offers the four Fs: Full coverage, full responsiveness, full clarity, and a full fix. It's made of durable reinforced glass and has been engineered to repair minor cracks on your iPhone's screen. As the 4F tagline suggests, it also covers the iPhone 13's entire screen, so every last corner will be protected while retaining all the responsiveness of the phone's touchscreen.

Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13
Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Spigen EZ FIT GLAS.tR SLIM iPhone 13 screen protector.
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Spigen EZ Fit Glas.tr Slim

Pros
  • Twin-pack
  • Installation kit
  • 9H hardness rating
Cons
  • Relatively expensive

Sold in a pack of two, Spigen's EZ Fit Glas.tR Slim iPhone 13 screen protector is a great all-rounder. Its tempered glass has a 9H durability and hardness rating, so you can scratch it with household metal items without leaving a mark. This is complemented by an oleophobic coating, providing resistance against fingerprints and other smudges. However, the crown jewel for Spigen is the auto-alignment installation tray, which makes fitting the screen protector as easy as placing the tray over your iPhone 13 and pressing down.

Spigen EZ FIT GLAS.tR SLIM iPhone 13 Screen Protector
Spigen EZ Fit Glas.tr Slim
Totallee Screen Protector for iPhone 13.
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Totallee Screen Protector

Pros
  • Edge-to-edge coverage
  • Strong
  • 9H hardness rating
Cons
  • Expensive

Totallee's iPhone 13 screen protector may have a generic-sounding name, but it provides a wide range of features and protections. Its edge-to-edge glass not only covers all of the iPhone 13's display but also offers a 9H hardness rating that resists the vast bulk of common accidents. Because it's made of tempered glass, it promises to be three times stronger than the typical PET film protector. However, it is noticeably thin and light, so it still offers the kind of clarity and sensitivity you'd get from a film-based cover. Other welcome features include bubble-free installation and clean removal. It comes with a cleaning wipe and microfiber cloth, as well as installation instructions.

Totallee Screen Protector for iPhone 13.
Totallee Screen Protector
Olixar iPhone 13 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13
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Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Pros
  • Ultra-thin
  • 9H hardness rating
  • Only 0.27mm thick
Cons
  • Lacks additional features after basic protection

Olixar's screen protectors are some of the best in the business, and this iPhone 13 protector is no exception. Its tempered glass has a 9H hardness rating, while the addition of an underlying anti-shatter film means that, even if you drop it from a great height, it won't break into small pieces. Despite its toughness, it boasts 95% light penetration, something enabled by the fact that it's light and thin at only 0.27mm.

Olixar iPhone 13 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13
Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13.
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Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Pros
  • Triple-pack
  • 9H hardness rating
  • Oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings
Cons
  • Only basic protection

If you want an effective screen protector that doesn't require a serious outlay, Supershieldz is the place to look. Like more expensive models, it consists of tempered glass with a 9H hardness rating, so despite its affordable price, it doesn't skimp on durability. It also offers nearly 100% clarity, so the iPhone 13's screen won't look or behave differently. A nice extra feature is the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings, which repel oil and water. Also, the 2.5D rounded edges make it more comfortable to use. It comes in a pack of three — just in case.

Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 13
Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector
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