Should i put a screen protector on ipad or not

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tmurray315, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2012
    Hey guys i bought a zagg invisible shield screen protector for ipad im just wondering if i should put it on or not any suggestions?? Would my screen get easily scratched if i dont?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2010
    Do you have kids? are you accident prone? did you buy applecare for your new ipad?

    if you said no to the first two and yes to the third then i say use it without a screen protector. It has the glass feeling as oppose to zaggs rubber feeling.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Yep. Totally agree. The naked glass feel is very nice to the touch. Also I doubt your be putting this in your pocket. So, I don't see how the display would get scratched up unless you have very sharp fingernails or you are wolverine.
  5. daneoni, Mar 24, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

    macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I put it on mine, a crystal clear one so the retina screen isn't hampered. Large surface to pick up a scratch...any scratch. Reinforced glass or not. Can't be too careful.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2012
    Thanks for your opinion i have apple care + and i bought a case from maroo so i think i should be all set
  7. macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I've owned an iPad, iPad 2 and now the 3rd gen and never had a screen protector on any of them, never had a scratch either, but YMMV.
  8. macrumors 68030

    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    The only screen protectors I will now use on my i devices are those from
  9. macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2011
    The last thing I want to do is put a hazy rubber screen over my crystal clear retina iPad.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    Wirelessly posted

    Mine as a dirty big scratch on it, so yes. (on a similar note, should I return within the 14 day return period or put up with it?)
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    I use one. SGP, crystal. You can't tell it's on there. My iPad is used everyday for work so it's a must for me.
  12. macrumors 68000

    Jun 24, 2010
    This is my problem. I always use screen protectors but this is the first time I am questing the use of one. No matter what you use the screen will never appear as clear as the original. But a scratch is 50 times worst than a screen protector. If you let someone use your ipad and they have jewelry on (diamond rings, watches, bracelets) you run the risk of screen damage.
    I'm putting a screen protector on.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2009
    FWIW, I've never used screen protectors. My original iPad still looks like new 2 years later. My iPhone 4 however does have a scratch. But, the scratch is not visible/noticeable when the screen is on. Most scratches will only be visible when off.
  14. macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010

    I use a clear one from speck. It is extremely good and looks invisible!
  15. macrumors 68030

    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    Wirelessly posted

    The clear MediaDevil protectors aren't rubbery or hazy.
  16. macrumors member


    Feb 10, 2010
    Midllothian, VA
    Screen protectors and fingerprints

    Hey all,

    I was wondering if the crystal type screen protectors help in hiding fingerprints at all without detracting from the retina display. I imagine there's some degradation, but if it's a little bit and I don't see the fingerprints I may be all right with that. I can't stand the fingerprints all over the screen.

    One thing I noticed: I thought the iPhone and the iPad both had that oleopholic coating (or whatever it's called) that was supposed to minimize the fingerprint thing. It seems to work a lot better on the iPhone screen than it does on the iPad. Has anyone noticed this? There should be no difference in the black or white iPads, correct (mine is black)?

    Does Power Support make iPad screen protectors? I've had good experience with their iPhone 3G protectors (matte), not sure how the crystal would work.

  17. macrumors 68030


    Sep 26, 2007
    Don't put Zagg on anything -- it's crap.

    Nothing needed on iPad.
  18. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2012
    Really should I return my zagg screen protector?? I'm debating weather to put it on or not I wipe my screen off every night after use
  19. macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Zagg don't make particularly gd films. SGP and Powersupport are one of the more trusted vendors
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    What's everyone doing about the glare when reading outside, or I'm at Starbucks and the lights are really bright.

    I have a Moshi iVisor for the 4S, but it degrades the quality of the screen, no fingerprints whatsoever though.

    I may go for the Powersupport AG.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Jun 19, 2010
    I wasn't going to, but I saw the Incipio one, and it looks pretty good, so I'm going to go ahead and put one on when I get the new iPad.
  22. macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2011
    Avoid the Incipio one. Bubbles like crazy, same problem with my friend's. JMHO. I put it on mine and will be taking it off as soon as I find a better one.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    I have the incipio on my iPad 2 and new iPad. I put them both on easily with no bubbles.
  24. macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I use a Power Pupport antiglare. I just can't handle looking at myself every morning on the patio. Plus I love the anti-fingerprint properties. I'm sure it degrades the screen some but for me it's worth it.

    I used to use Zagg (for years) when they were the only game in town. Didn't like the rubbery feel. There are way too many better ones out there now. Zagg is the worst.
  25. macrumors regular


    Mar 1, 2012
    I never use one I dont
    like the feel on any of them and it just blankets my awesome screen and great feel of the glass is a must
    Never again !!!

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