All iPads Will the dirt under my Screen Protector scratch my screen?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    What the title says, I'm worried it will scratch :apple:
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    It shouldn't. But, did you not clean your screen before you placed it on?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah :/ But evertime I use screen protectors, dirt always makes its way there :l So it definatley wont scratch?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    It won't scratch. I've had dirt get caught in some of my screen protector installs, and when I decided to take it off and install a new one later on, I didn't see any scratches on my screen at all. This applies to both my iPhone and iPad.

    Although, on the iPad, it's a bit harder to do a perfect install of them. But you shouldn't have any worries. ;)
     
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    ericrwalker

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    Maybe your hands are dirty when you are installing the screen protector?
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    Depends on what the "dirt" is.

    It's fairly simple: if a material is harder than another material it will scratch. If not, it won't.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    That's never happened to me on any of my devices. I know my wife had the invisibleshield and some cheap rubber/plastic case that would lift it up, sand got trapped under it and she didn't care to clean it. I'm not just talking about 1 or 2, it was like she dropped it in the sand and had like 20 sand particules under it. I was afraid it would scratch it but to my surprise it didn't.
     
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    Blorzoga

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    It will only scratch if it moves around. Since it's trapped under the film, it shouldn't move or scratch. Must be pretty annoying to see though.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    It wont scratch (assuming it's sand though) but if any pressure is applied to it, it will nick it.
     
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    Jalopybox

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    Yes, it will. Remove with cellophane tape and put protector back on.
     

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