If you are anything like me and drop your phone every other day, without a doubt, you need a screen protector. I can’t take a phone out of a box without immediately adding a screen protector — and honestly, you shouldn’t either. Buying a smartphone these days is a hefty investment. While you can always change the screen if it cracks, a screen protector offers an additional layer of security and protects your phone against any drops or scratches.
If you upgrade to the new iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro, you should consider getting a screen protector. While the new iPhone 15 Pro is made of Titanium, which offers a much lighter, more robust, and more durable design, your phone can still endure cracks and scratches — making that $20 screen protector worth it.
Screen protectors range from $6 to $40, but beyond cost, the best iPhone screen protectors are made of tempered glass, which offers the smoothest feel, prevents the most damage, and is more robust and durable than plastic. Our top pick to protect your new iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro is the Spigen AlignMaster Screen Protector due to its price for value.
But if you want to add a privacy screen or blue-light filter, ZDNET has gathered a list of the best screen protectors to safeguard your brand-new iPhone. Keep in mind we included picks that are available for all four new iPhone 15 models, and linked to them in our product descriptions.
The best iPhone 15 screen protectors of 2023
Best alternative for the value
Ferilinso 4-Pack Screen Protector
Known for its easy installation process, the Ferilinso Screen Protector comes with four Tempered Glass screen protectors and four Camera Lens covers and is anti-fingerprint and scratch-resistant.
Best thin glass alternative
Dbrand Tempered Glass Screen Protector
If you are looking for a screen protector that allows you to forget you even have one, Dbrand’s thin Tempered Glass perfectly fits the dimensions of your new iPhone 15 Pro and will safeguard it from scratches or cracks