Shield your eyes and your iPhone with this blue light-blocking screen protector

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Save up to $30 on this blue light filter and sleep better.
This blue light filter will protect your iPhone and help you sleep better.
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Have you ever been absolutely exhausted, then finally made it to bed, only to be wide awake after just a few minutes on your iPhone? Approximately 66% of Americans admit they bring their smartphones to bed, but that number is likely even higher.

As common as it is, that time spent staring at your iPhone is actually making it harder for you to sleep, hurting your eyes, and causing a whole host of other issues. Constant exposure to blue light — the kind that comes from phones, laptops, tablets and other electronics — can keep you awake, cause headaches and produce all sorts of unpleasant results.

If you want to block blue light emitted by your screen, then get an Ocushield Anti-Blue Light Screen Protector. They’re designed for iPhone (and Android) — and they’re on sale for a limited time.

This screen protector makes your iPad’s screen feel like real paper

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Makes using Apple Pencil even better.
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Apple Pencil might be an outstanding stylus, but when you’re drawing on iPad, it still feels like a piece of plastic gliding across glass … because it is. If you prefer the feel of real paper, you need a paper-like screen protector.

Check out this one from SwitchEasy — and bag yours with a 15% discount in SwitchEasy’s big Back to School sale.

This blue-light-blocking screen shields and protects your eyes (and your phone!)

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this screen protector effectively blocks up to 90% of harmful blue light emissions
This accessory is a win-win for your iPhone and your peepers.
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It’s that time of year where you’re probably thinking of what well-intentioned resolutions you can make for the upcoming new year. Some might be a little easier to do than others — for example, meditating a few minutes every day — and some might be a little more challenging (like learning how to code). But if there’s one easy thing you can do to boost your wellness for the future, it’s using this handy Ocushield Anti-Blue Light Screen Protector for iPhone. Trust us, your eyes (and, if you tend to drop your phone a lot, your device, too) will thank us for it.

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Totallee's new cases for iPhone 12 are thin, light and branding-free.
Totallee's new cases for iPhone 12 are thin, light and branding-free.
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OtterBox Amplify Glass screen protectors straight up murder bacteria

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OtterBox antimicrobial screen protectors are murder on microbes.
I bet you didn't know your iPhone could be so dirty.
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OtterBox’s latest screen protectors not only prevent scratches, they also contain an antimicrobial agent. The Amplify Glass line is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and manufactured by Corning. These screen protectors debuted Thursday for the iPhone 11 series as well as earlier models.

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Totallee screen protector
Pair an edge-to-edge screen protector with a thin case by Totallee.
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Corning screen protector makes iPhone easier to use in sunlight

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OtterBox Amplify screen protector by Corning
Corning and OtterBox say their screen protector is 5x more scratch resistant than their rivals’.
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Amplify screen protectors use scratch resistance technology developed by Corning, and the latest version also has this company’s proprietary DX tech to make an iPhone easier to see in bright sunlight.

It’s made by Corning and marketed by OtterBox.

How to make your old iPhone last longer

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Don't let this happen to you.
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Apple’s revenue is hurting this quarter. Part of that is down to China, but part of it is Apple’s own stupid fault. The iPhone is just too damn good.

Unlike most crappy Android junk, which slows down and falls apart almost as soon as you’ve opened the box, the iPhone lasts for years. Even if you, the original owner, replace it after just a couple of years, then it’s likely that you’ll hand it down to a friend of a family member who will enjoy it for a few more.

The iPhone is a great investment, then (for you, if not for share traders) but you can make it last a lot longer. Try these tips to make your iPhone last you for years.

The best iPhone screen protectors

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Don't let this happen to you.
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Dropping your iPhone may crack it, but the most likely way to ruin the screen is to scratch it. You might drop your iPhone into your bag and let it rattle around with your keys. You may absent-mindedly slip some change into your dedicated iPhone pants pocket. Or your significant other might pick up your week-old iPhone and a nail file in the same hand, gouging the screen so badly that the scratches are all you’ll ever see from then on.

To prevent this, you should get an iPhone screen protector. Here are the best you can buy.

The best iPhone accessories

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iPhone accessories
Accessories can make your iPhone easier to use.
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The iPhone comes in such a simple form that you could think of it as the core brain of a larger system. If you need to go underwater, you can get a case for that. If you want to turn it into a satnav for your bike or stroller, you can do that, too (see below).

The iPhone accessory market is huge, and there is a gadget or gizmo for almost anything. Here are some of our favorite iPhone accessories, for the new iPhone X as well as for older iPhones.