Install screen protector in bathroom (steam shower)?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by thadoggfather, May 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2007
    I've read the best way to get a dust free environment is run the shower (with the fans, I assume otherwise it will get humid real fast) then apply the screen protector.

    Can anyone attest to this? I'm getting Speck ShieldView antiglare in the mail today for iPad 2 and I'd like to have as few dust bubbles as possible. But i'm worried maybe this would cause damage to my device? I guess not if it's only over the short term (the shower running that is).

  2. macrumors member

    May 11, 2010
    I hope you're not talking about the shower running ON the ipad.....coz that would not be good in the short or long term....
  3. macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
  4. thread starter macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2007
    Yeah obviously not in the shower or on the iPad haha. Thanks.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    You dont want a fan in the bathroom when doing this. You want the place to steam and fog to bring down the dust and lint, adding a fan will be counterinuitive. Dont worry the steam will not damage the ipad nor will it trip any water indicators. Your only letting thehot shower run about 5 minutes and that should be fine.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2007
    I was about to post the same thing. Turning on the fan might disturb dust particles that would otherwise be on the floor from the steam.
  7. thread starter macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2007
    My fan was running but it was a crappy one and a small university bathroom (university housing). Worked great, perfect install. Thanks guys.
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2009
    I do this all the time with zero dust. The fan pulls the humidity out, it doesn't bring dust in. You can't work in a fog...
  9. macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2010
    I learnt my lesson. I considered myself to be pretty good at installing those screen protector thing until I installed one on my iPad. Lol.
    I tried putting the power support screen protector and ruined it on my first try. Bye bye $35 for nothing. Good thing I ordered 2 pieces.

    I suggest watching the icarbon video on how to install it. You'll get better alignment for the home screen and camera. :D
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Does apple have ipad SP's? I hate installing them and rather have someone at a store do it.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2007
    Apple stores do not sell screen protectors for ipad.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2008
    The shower method is the only way I will put on clear screen protectors.

    Another thing that I do is wet my fingers. Seems to help reduce fingerprints on the inside of the protector.
  13. macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    I recently ruined a couple of screen protectors (good thing they were cheap) but was able to get one on perfectly with the help of a spray bottle. First a fine mist of distilled water over the work area prior to applying to limit dust and static, one over the ipad screen and quickly wiped clean, and one over the screen protector (front and back) with the front and back layers intact.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
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    Installed my power support perfect using this method. No other way!
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2013
  16. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    The screen protectors of glass are a good idea. They will not only keep the rest of the bathroom floor dry but will also enable a spacious and sleek look in your bathroom. You can contact the ones like the Modern Glass Designs for more information. Visit them at
  17. macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Too funny!
  18. macrumors 68020


    Oct 18, 2011
    Central U.S.
    I installed my Zagg Glass using the hinge method in the Bathroom while running hot water and did a perfect installation~ :D

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