Best iPhone 12 mini screen protectors 2022

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Iphone 12 Mini Screen Protector Hero (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

The iPhone 12 mini needs a screen protector, even with the Ceramic Shield screen. Yes, it is supposed to be stronger than glass, but that only refers to break resistance. The Ceramic Shield screen is no less likely to get scratched up than previous screens. And, it will be more expensive to replace than the iPhone 11's screen. In addition to an iPhone 12 mini case, if you want to keep your screen pristine, a screen protector is a must. We've rounded up some of the best screen protectors for the iPhone 12 mini.

Which iPhone 12 mini screen protector should you choose?

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For anyone who isn't totally comfortable installing their own screen protector (the vast majority of my customers at the Apple Store,) I'd recommend the Spigen Tempered Glass Screen Protector. The included installation kit makes it virtually fool-proof to install your screen protector properly the first time. Just follow the instructions and be sure to clean your screen thoroughly before installation. You get two screen protectors, so you have an extra in case of mishaps or to share.

For a little extra insurance, pick up the Gadget Guard iPhone 12 mini screen protector. Gadget Guard puts its money where its mouth is. You'll have to register your screen protector online and file a claim, but it's worth it to get up to $250 toward a screen repair in case your iPhone 12 mini's screen breaks while the screen protector is in place.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.