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anyone else have trouble putting screen protectors on mobile phones?

miss87 Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Been trying to put one on my phone for about an hour now and still air bubbles are showing. Is there a knack to doing it? Any easier ideas lol thanks :)

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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banned#1
Start at one side (top or bottom of phone dependant on which way the protective film starts) and slowly peel back as you smooth it out with a credit card, bank card, similar sized card, then while top protective film still on, smooth out towards edges of screen, simples :)
#2
I've never bothered with any phone I've owned and never had an issue.
#3
Once you go to a tempered glass screen protector, you won't go back (I realise that isn't what you're asking) :)

I always use a credit card, plastic card, as dbhoy says. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oJX99p3kEc (this guy uses sellotape). Anti-static lens wipes are recommended beforehand.
#4
dbhoy
Start at one side (top or bottom of phone dependant on which way the protective film starts) and slowly peel back as you smooth it out with a credit card, bank card, similar sized card, then while top protective film still on, smooth out towards edges of screen, simples :)
louiselouise
Once you go to a tempered glass screen protector, you won't go back (I realise that isn't what you're asking) :)

I always use a credit card, plastic card, as dbhoy says. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oJX99p3kEc (this guy uses sellotape). Anti-static lens wipes are recommended beforehand.
Thank u here goes ;)
#5
Everyone above missed the most basic advice

Make sure the screen is free from grease/dust etc - a quick wipe will not do it
#6
philphil61
Everyone above missed the most basic advice

Make sure the screen is free from grease/dust etc - a quick wipe will not do it
I've got a screen cloth with it thanks :)
#7
I fill the bathroom with steam from the shower to keep any little bits floating in the air down and wipe the screen over first with an E cloth.
#8
I just bought a pack of 5 and they all ended up in the bin. I did it in the bathroom after a shower, but found the cloth that was supplied left bits of fibres on the screen.
#9
I tried everything above to put screen protectors on and STILL managed to go through 2 packs of 2 with annoying results. Gave up and my phone is absolutely fine without. :) Haven't tried the tempered glass though (?), will bear that in mind.
#10
Lou Scotland
I tried everything above to put screen protectors on and STILL managed to go through 2 packs of 2 with annoying results. Gave up and my phone is absolutely fine without. :) Haven't tried the tempered glass though (?), will bear that in mind.
This is the link I always post (which encouraged me to buy one!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1As16kSCcoM&feature=player_detailpage#t=133

I don't recommend using scissors (!): my boyf has taken it upon himself to "demonstrate" and broken two tempered glass protectors. I keep telling him he won't be so lucky next time!
#11
I'm really rubbish at putting on plastic screen protectors myself (I usually buy multipacks so I get a few chances to get it right). The tempered glass protector is SO much easier...if I can do it, anyone can :)
#12
louiselouise
Lou Scotland
I tried everything above to put screen protectors on and STILL managed to go through 2 packs of 2 with annoying results. Gave up and my phone is absolutely fine without. :) Haven't tried the tempered glass though (?), will bear that in mind.
This is the link I always post (which encouraged me to buy one!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1As16kSCcoM&feature=player_detailpage#t=133

I don't recommend using scissors (!): my boyf has taken it upon himself to "demonstrate" and broken two tempered glass protectors. I keep telling him he won't be so lucky next time!

That's impressive, just watched it! Thank you, I think that may just be the way to go :)
#13
I can't view the video link but I'll give you a tip...u use Sellotape. Firstly wipe the screen then use Sellotape to stick off the fibres.

Secondly...u apply the screen protector. One end to the other but by bending the protector on to it whilst peeling away the rubbish layer.

Thirdly...if you find it out of place quickly use Sellotape to pick off the screen protector. If you see there are fibres...slide some more Sellotape to lift it off. If there are fibres whatever method u use to smooth it out you will always have air bubbles.

If you were close I can teach you. 9 out of 10 times I'll be able to put it on guaranteed
#14
louiselouise
Lou Scotland
I tried everything above to put screen protectors on and STILL managed to go through 2 packs of 2 with annoying results. Gave up and my phone is absolutely fine without. :) Haven't tried the tempered glass though (?), will bear that in mind.
This is the link I always post (which encouraged me to buy one!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1As16kSCcoM&feature=player_detailpage#t=133

I don't recommend using scissors (!): my boyf has taken it upon himself to "demonstrate" and broken two tempered glass protectors. I keep telling him he won't be so lucky next time!

if your phone already comes with gorilla glass then you can take the scissors and knife to the screen itself without damage. i don't bother with screen protector for my phone which already has gorilla glass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhoF564nJ_Q

Edited By: mutley1 on Jun 21, 2014 02:39
#15
It's so **** hard.

Gets on my tits.
#16
I must have been lucky. I tried to put a screen protector on an old Xperia a few years ago and gave up after half a dozen attempts.

Got the iPhone 5C last week and got some screen protectors off Ebay and had success on my first attempt. :) Watched a couple of you tube videos then away I went.

Some screen cleaner, a micro fibre cloth and a sticker to remove any fibres, then followed the instructions on You Tube, did the job nicely.
#17
if your phone already comes with gorilla glass then you can take the scissors and knife to the screen itself without damage. i don't bother with screen protector for my phone which already has gorilla glass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhoF564nJ_Q
I wouldn't risk it. I've already dropped my phone a few times (have a book style case, but still), and sometimes my phone is in a pocket, handbag, with other things.

GG is not completely resistant to scratches; that's a myth. Sand will scratch Gorilla Glass, which includes any sort of mineral grit such as rock or sand within soil. If you work in construction, gardening, etc it's very likely you'll end up coming into contact with it. Some even say sand-like grit is in sandblasted/stonewashed jeans, esp in the pockets, not sure if I can verify that one!

Ultimately it's up to the user, but I like to ensure my phone is as well-kept as possible. Lots of articles about this: http://www.xda-developers.com/xda-tv-2/truth-about-gorilla-glass-drops-tests-composition-xda-developer-tv/

http://lifehacker.com/5937324/your-keys-arent-scratching-your-smartphone-its-the-sand-in-your-pocket

*This still applies to the newer Gorilla Glass 3

Here is the argument against (plastic) screen protectors from an engineer (one point being the slightly-reduced sensitivity you get from plastic protectors; but, tempered glass protectors are much, much better in this respect): http://androidandme.com/2013/12/opinions/why-i-dont-use-screen-protectors-an-engineers-perspective/

Edited By: louiselouise on Jun 21, 2014 19:14: a
#18
mboora
It's so **** hard.

Gets on my tits.
lol I'm not the only one then. So frustrating :(
#19
We ask the guy in the shop we get our phones from, he is very good at it!
#20
Use tempered glass protectors it's a doddle just press the middle and it does the rest
#21
miss87
philphil61
Everyone above missed the most basic advice

Make sure the screen is free from grease/dust etc - a quick wipe will not do it
I've got a screen cloth with it thanks :)

The screen cloths are a waste of time - they leave as much dust as they remove.

We used to hoover the front of the screen with the little soft brush off the Dyson, which worked quite well, but then discovered that if you peel the No 1 plastic cover off your protector and stick that to your screen, it will remove all the dust when you remove it, and you should get a good smooth fit.
#22
No. I've bought more than one pack in my time and they always end up in the bin and I end up frustrated.

If it's iPhone, keep it in your pocket with nothing else and it won't scratch. I've had no visible scratches and I've been doing this since the 3GS.

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