5 Tips to Fix iPhone or Samsung Scratched Camera Lens

Whether it’s an iPhone 6 Plus or a Galaxy S6 Edge, whether it’s made of plastic or glass, whether it’s well protected or naked, inevitably, camera lenses will get some scratches after constant use. The only safe way to fix a scratch on your camera lens is to have it replaced. However, before getting a replacement for your scratched camera lens, below we give you some easy and helpful DIY tips that are worthy of a shot and might save you time and money.



Tip 1: Toothpaste


Toothpaste (not tooth gels) is the top recommended solution among all DIY methods to remove scratches. Simply apply some toothpaste on the camera lens. Then use a Q-tip to spread it evenly on the surface and wipe it in a clockwise direction for 5 minutes. Keep wiping sounds boring and stupid, but you’ll thank yourself for it later. After your done wiping uses a microfiber cloth with a drop of water to clean off any residue. Depending on the depth of the scratch, it may be necessary to repeat these steps more than once to produce ideal results.


Tip 2: Pencil Eraser


A soft, clean, and unused pencil eraser is required for this method. Gently move the eraser over the scratches. Move the eraser along the scratch, and keep rubbing it in one direction (not back and forth) until the scratch disappears.


Tip 3: Rubbing Alcohol


Mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 20 parts water to dilute it, and dip a new, clean microfiber cloth in the diluted alcohol. Then gently rub the scratched lens. Repeat this four times, you will see the scratches disappear bit by bit.


Tip 4: Vaseline


Cover the entire scratched lens with Vaseline by the help of your finger. Gently wipe off the Vaseline with a microfiber cloth. Make sure your finger and the microfiber cloth are clean.


Tip 5: Scratch Remover


Apply some screen polisher or scratch remover to the scratched camera lens. Polish the scratched areas with heavy pressure for 2-3 minutes with a soft clean cotton cloth. Repeat the application as necessary for deep scratches. Screen polisher or scratch remover can be found on eBay or Amazon.


If none of the above tips work, you’ll have to get a brand new camera lens replacement.


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  1. BY aziz

    vaseline trick work for me!Thanks

  2. BY Rocky

    I can’t believe that the pencil eraser won’t effect but after i tried it it really works thanks alot, i cant really say ananything

  3. BY Anne

    how about I don’t have scrathes on my lens but the images still blur

    • BY kaye

      Hi Anne, use your camera with other camera apps to have a try. If it still not works, it may be the camera issue.

  4. BY rima123

    Thank you for your help , it’s really awesome . I tried with my phone but cant fix that so I sold my mobile on webuyback.com.au .
    if you want you can Old phone sell like Sell my phone.

  5. BY Ig Camacho

    I tried the eraser thing. My lens became all horribly scratched, the photos look horrible, it’s worse than ever!

  6. BY Pritesh

    Toothpaste trick works for me … Thanks !!

    • BY kaye

      Glad it helped!

  7. BY Angelo

    Toothpaste works miraculously! Many, many thanks!

  8. BY Rasiel Dalian

    The toothpaste trick working perfectly! I have blurry lens and I apply toothpaste on it.. The lens turn shiny like a new one.. Very thankful for this tips.. I ask the phone store but they told me to replace a new one that cost about $5..

    • BY kaye

      glad it helped!

  9. BY Sourav

    Eraser one worked for me I don’t where u from heard it from but it worked for me not all scratches removed but still image is clear and sharp compare to before when I didn’t do this

  10. BY ankireddy

    Hello sir, my mobile back camera glass is scratched, plz solving sollution , or tell me any cream’s , liquid’s.


    Bro I tried the toothpaste and the vaseline method but the scratches are not removing what should I do . FROM where I can bought the scratch remover but not from online shopping please reply me
    I will be very thankful to you
    Reply me on my gmail

    • BY Mma

      You can find it at a near hardware store.


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