MOTO G4 – Replace scratched lens cover

The lens cover on the MOTO G4 is not well made and picks up scratches incredibly easily. Replacing the lens cover on the MOTO G4 will dramatically improved the image quality back to its former glory.

I highly recommend carrying out the procedure for anyone who has even minor scratches on their lens cover. Using toothpaste and other lens cleaners simply did not work for me.

Although the procedure is simple enough, DO NOT attempt it if you are not confident in what you are doing. There is chance that you could damage the phone beyond repair.

Buy new lens:


  • Ulility knife
  • Small flat head screwdriver


  1. Remove the back cover on the MOTO G4
  2. Remove the metal bezel using a thin flat head screwdriver, taking care not to bend the metal
  3. Gently score away the adhesive under the lens cover using the utility knife
    Remove and dispose of the old lens cover
  4. Prepare and attach the adhesive sticker on to the back of the new lens
  5. Position and fix in place the new lens. Be sure that all the holes line up exactly, included over the two sensors above the camera lens
  6. Replace metal bezel
  7. Replace the back cover
  8. Enjoy the clarity of your new lens

If you haven’t got one already, it’s worth buying a thin case to help keep the lens off surfaces when flat.

Scratched Lens Example 1

Scratched Lens Example 2

New Lens Example 1

New Lens Example 2

Questions about changing the lens cover? Leave them in the comments section below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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