Best screen protectors for Nintendo Switch 2022

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch with Pro Controller box
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When carrying around your Nintendo Switch, it's easy to scuff, smudge, or even crack your screen if you're not careful. Luckily, it doesn't cost much to get the protection you need to avoid making pricier repairs later. We've put together a guide to help you find the best Nintendo Switch screen protector for your needs.

A Nintendo Switch screen protector is necessary

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The Nintendo Switch screen is made of plastic, so it's super prone to scratches, scuffs, and other damage. Picking up a Nintendo Switch screen protector (and preferably the tempered glass kind) is necessary to ensure you keep it looking as good as possible. The Spigen tempered glass screen protector is one of our favorites because it's easy to install and has the same feel as the regular Switch screen.

Another great option is the amFilm screen protector because it's easy to install and is also quite durable. While it's thicker than the others, it doesn't interfere with the Switch's touch sensitivity. ZAGG is another great pick and stands out for its oil-resistant qualities, which means fewer smudges to clean. What's not to love?

Any of the screen protectors above are going to help give you peace of mind as you slide that Switch in and out of that dock and travel around. This is also just the start of protecting your Nintendo Switch. You might also want to pick up one of the best protective cases for Nintendo Switch if you want to take your console out and about safely.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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