Even if you walk with a sure hand, accidents can happen. The sight of your Apple iPhone landing on concrete, its display transformed into a spider web of sharp shards, isn't something you want to see. The answer is a screen protector, and if you bought Apple's iPhone 13 mini, it's a good idea to settle on the right screen cover. Even without a catastrophe, and acknowledging that Apple's screen tech is among the best, your handset can still get roughed up with everyday use.
We round up some of the best iPhone 13 mini screen protectors — from the most reputable names of the genre — so you can keep your iPhone's precious display pristine.
And if you're looking for a case to go with your screen cover, have a look at our guide to the best iPhone 13 mini cases and covers.
InvisibleShield Glass Elite VisionGuard
- 4x stronger than traditional glass screen protectors
- Filters blue light
- Maintains color accuracy
- Reported prone to cracking
This matte finish tempered glass screen protector says it is 4x stronger than traditional glass screen protectors, giving you some serious extra value. Along with offering protection against scratches and drops, it also filters blue light emanating from the screen to keep your eyes healthy and your sleep patterns stable. It keeps the screen colors just as vivid and accurate though, so you don't have to compromise on performance for protection. ClearPrint technology, a featured surface treatment, dispels fingerprints, rendering them nearly invisible.
ESR Tempered Glass Screen Protector
- Comes in a pack of three
- Resists up to 11 pounds of force
- HD clarity with full coverage
- Might not last too long
ESR charges out the gate with a three-pack of screen shields that can resist up to 11 pounds of force to protect your iPhone 13 mini from scratches and damage. Its special coating keeps your screen smudge- and fingerprint-free and includes a precise speaker cutout. The screen cover features HD clarity with full coverage and ultra-clear glass to maintain accurate Face ID compatibility and the high quality of the iPhone's front camera. An easy installation frame and cleaning kit make quick work of the bubble-free application.
Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector
- Case friendly
- 9H hardness rating
- Has an oleophobic coating
- Slightly pricey
Spigen is an acknowledged expert in smartphone tech and its two-pack tempered glass iPhone 13 mini screen protectors are durability rated at 9H hardness and compatible with any of the company's cases. It features an oleophobic coating that resists fingerprints. The package includes an auto-alignment installation kit for hassle-free application.
Supershieldz Anti-Glare Screen Protector
- Matte film reduces glare
- Accurate touch sensitivity
- Five-layer protection
- Not the toughest option out there
Supershieldz makes a matte film designed to reduce glare and fingerprints on your iPhone screen. This six-piece package is made from optical grade crystal film and custom cut to ensure a perfect fit. They are easy to install and leave no residue when removed while protecting your screen from scratches, dust, and scrapes. You get the benefit of real touch sensitivity for a natural feel and touch screen accuracy. These screen shields are made in five layers: a scratch-resistant surface polymer, a hardened protective mask to prevent deep cuts from damaging your device; and a silicone gel that creates a vacuum to securely cling to the screen. There's no adhesive or spraying anything on the protector or the device.
iVoler Screen Protector
- 9H-level hardness
- Anti-fingerprint coating
- 0.33mm ultra-thin tempered glass
- Doesn't have the best fit
The iVoler Tempered Glass Screen protector and Camera Lens protection film offers maximum coverage with 9H level hardness to guard against scratches, scrapes, and bumps. It features an anti-fingerprint coating to prevent sweat and grease from marring the glass. The screen protector is made of 0.33 mm ultra-thin tempered glass — rigid but with high clarity and transparency to ensure screen response. The camera lens protector has an upgraded Night Flash Circle for clear photo shooting. The package includes four screen protectors, two camera lens protectors, plus everything you need for proper installation.
Flex Privacy for Apple iPhone Mini Screen Protector
- Compatible with fingerprint sensors
- Five-layer protection
- One of the most expensive options
This Apple iPhone 13 mini protective screen is unbreakable, shatter-proof, and chip-proof. It features a glass-like feel and clarity with scratch and smudge resistance. The protector is fully adhesive and compatible with fingerprint sensors. Flex features EPA-registered antimicrobial product protection. It's made with five integrated layers for superior impact resistance. While being shatter and chip-proof, this protector is also scratch and smudge-resistant, which means you won’t be confronted by marks on your device. Installation is quick and easy.
Ailun Glass Screen Protector
- 100% touch-screen accurate
- Oleophobic coating
- Precise fit
- Not the most durable
The Ailun Glass Screen Protector is a 0.33mm tempered glass shield that offers maximum defense against scratches, scrapes, and bumps. To enhance its compatibility with most iPhone 13 mini cases, the tempered glass does not cover the entire screen but is nearly 100% touch-screen accurate. The HD clear hydrophobic and oleophobic coating protects against sweat and oil residue from fingerprints. It's made of new, precise laser-cut tempered glass with polished 2.5D rounded edges. To install, first remove dust from your screen and align the cover properly.
AmFilm Glass Screen Protector
- 9H rating
- Ultra-thin 0.3mm thickness
- Pack of three
- Not the most durable
The AmFilm tempered glass screen protector is specifically designed for iPhone 13 mini and is compatible with most phone cases. It's scratch-resistant with a surface hardness 9H rating and features an oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints. At an ultra-thin 0.3mm thickness, the screen protector is reliable and resilient and is fully touchscreen compatible. The package includes three iPhone 13 mini screen protectors, an installation tray, wet wipes, and dust removal stickers.
Amazon Basics Smartphone Tempered Glass Screen Protector
- Extremely thin
- Fingerprint repellant
- Flawed installation for some users
If you're looking for a genuine budget offering, look no further than Amazon Basics. The Amazon-branded screen protector two-pack for iPhone 13 mini is designed to protect your screen from scuffs, scratches, and chips with a thickness of 0.33mm. It's made of durable Japanese soda-lime clear glass, strengthened with an ion-exchange process. It features a fingerprint-repellant superhydro and oleophobic surface that will not wear off. The package includes two screen protectors, a cleaning kit, an alignment tray for precise application, and instructions.
This comes down to a matter of personal preference. If you're the type of person who's always dropping your phone, a tempered glass protector will normally provide better impact protection. However, if you simply want a protector to keep scratches and scuffs at bay when your phone's in a pocket or bag, a film protector should serve you well, with some featuring self-healing technology to recover from minor scratches. The type of protector you choose will also depend on your budget, as tempered glass protectors are generally — though not always — more expensive than film ones.
This comes down to your available budget and what you're comfortable spending. There are some great tempered glass protectors out there — like the triple-pack from amFilm — for under $10. At the other end of the scale, you'll find privacy screen protectors from brands like Gadget Guard for over $40. Each screen protector on our list offers different benefits, from privacy to protection against minor scratches to superior drop protection, so take the time to choose the one that best suits the way you use your phone — and your budget.
We always recommend checking the manufacturer's instructions or contacting them for advice if you need to remove and reapply your screen protector. Although you'll likely be able to do this with some tempered glass protectors, this may not be possible if you're using a film screen protector. Luckily, many film and glass protectors come in packs containing several protectors, so if you do need to remove your screen protector, you'll have a spare to apply.
There are plenty of features on offer with iPhone 13 mini screen protectors, but generally, you'll want to choose a reputable brand and decide whether to go for film or tempered glass. Other features to look out for include matte or shiny finishes (matte can be useful to reduce glare if you use your phone in bright light), privacy protection, and installation kits, which can make installation easier. Some screen protectors will include features like self-healing technology, hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings, and antimicrobial protection.
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