Any tempered glass screen protectors without halo/ghost ring?

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  1. jlc7381 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone

    I'm recently new to these forums and I've recently gotten my hands on a shiny new iPhone 6s. As a safety fanatic I bought a tempered glass screen protector and I've come to notice that there's a halo/ghost ring effect on the phone. I've tried two cheap generic brands of Tempered Glass and they all seem to have the same halo effect and it's really annoying to look at. Has anyone had any similar experiences? Are there any specific brands of glass screen protectors that you recommend? Thanks.
     
  2. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Up until the 6 series iPhones, it's been fairly easy to just pick a screen saver and do a careful installation and then you are good to go. The 6 series with the tapered screen edges has been a major problem for screen protector designers. I tried quite a few for my 6 Plus and ended with the Benks ultra thin edge to edge being an excellent choice for me. It was super thin, had even better tactile experience than the naked screen. So when I found the Benks, I was all set.

    Fast forward to my upgrade to the 6S Plus. I figured I'd be all set with my beloved Benks edge to edge. I got a super installation on first try and off I went - a happy camper. In about 3-4 weeks I noticed a tiny spot not adhering on the edge. I tried to push it down but it wouldn't stay. I took it off and then tried numerous other glass protectors that others have recommended on these forums - from Daswise to IMOS to some other brands as well. No luck. I couldn't get them to stay down no matter what I tried without some non-adhering spots. I wrote to Benks and they sent me some replacements but alas none would work perfectly for me.

    So this is the first time ever since going back to the 3GS that I'm going without a screen protector on my iPhone. I'd rather chance some micro scratches that I can only see when holding up to the light, rather than a crappy looking screen protector each time I use my phone.

    This pertains to my 6S Plus and I cannot speak for the 6S but there may be similar changes in design that cause the screen protector issues.
     
  3. danny8200 macrumors 65816

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    As a smaller 6S user, I've tried many from different brands and none worked properly except the one from Anker.

    iPhone 6s Screen Protector - Anker GlassGuard (Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector with LIFETIME WARRANTY) for Apple iPhone 6s (4.7 inch) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014ZQXMHC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_L9vIwbHEYHEGT

    But another user tried this same one with no luck. Results vary greatly.
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Up until the 6 series iPhones, it's been fairly easy to just pick a screen saver and do a careful installation and then you are good to go. The 6 series with the tapered screen edges has been a major problem for screen protector designers. I tried quite a few for my 6 Plus and ended with the Benks ultra thin edge to edge being an excellent choice for me. It was super thin, had even better tactile experience than the naked screen. So when I found the Benks, I was all set.

    Fast forward to my upgrade to the 6S Plus. I figured I'd be all set with my beloved Benks edge to edge. I got a super installation on first try and off I went - a happy camper. In about 3-4 weeks I noticed a tiny spot not adhering on the edge. I tried to push it down but it wouldn't stay. I took it off and then tried numerous other glass protectors that others have recommended on these forums - from Daswise to IMOS to some other brands as well. No luck. I couldn't get them to stay down no matter what I tried without some non-adhering spots. I wrote to Benks and they sent me some replacements but alas none would work perfectly for me.

    So this is the first time ever since going back to the 3GS that I'm going without a screen protector on my iPhone. I'd rather chance some micro scratches that I can only see when holding up to the light, rather than a crappy looking screen protector each time I use my phone.

    This pertains to my 6S Plus and I cannot speak for the 6S but there may be similar changes in design that cause the screen protector
     
  5. jlc7381 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I guess there's nothing that can be done until we hear of a more reliable brand of screen protectors to come out specially made for the 6S lineups.
     
  6. AE14 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually went away from tempered glass partly due to this. I went to rhino shield and am very pleased with it. Might be something to look at
     
  7. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    You can read the threads on all the glass screen protectors and while some praise certain brands, others will discuss their frustration with finding protectors that are acceptable.

    I haven't gone down the non-glass protector route but maybe you'd have better luck.
     
  8. danny8200 macrumors 65816

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    Try the one from Anker. They have two of them. One for the 6 and another for the 6S. This one worked for me, but didn't for another user in these forums. Not sure why. I tried many from known and generic brands and the Anker final seals properly all the way. Again, results will vary. I think it's still on sale for $5.99 too.
     
  9. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    I was about to give up on my 6S Plus too, after trying several tempered glass screen protectors without much success (one worked good, but cracked within a few days).

    So I just decided to throw in the towel on tempered glass and ordered a 5 pack of the old style protectors on Amazon for $5.50. I screwed up the install on the first one since I didn't take it very seriously--dust and bubbles under it. But I did it again with a fresh one and this time was very careful doing the install. It came out perfect. No lifting, no bubbles, it is like it is not even there. I realize it may not be as protective in a fall but it at least will prevent scratches. That said in my case I think it might be more protective: I use a low profile case that just barely protrudes above the screen on the front. The tempered glass screen protectors all ended higher than my case edges on the front (or at best even). The "old style" protector is thinner and doesn't protrude above my case. This is what I got: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YTSU5TA?



    Mike
     
  10. jlc7381 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hm I'll give that a go with my next paycheck :D
     
  11. jessica0123, Jan 4, 2016
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    jessica0123 macrumors newbie

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    Nowadays I heard PLESON screen protector is great but I didn't have try,when I get it,i will leave my review there.
     
  12. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    I recently switched to Verizon and have a new batch of 6S phones. The Anker still wouldn't work with my new 6S but fits perfectly on my daughter's 6S. Both are Silver. I have a Zagg HDX and Lifeproof case on the other 2 phones.

    My guess is that the screen on the 6S has either 2 or 3 variations. The 3rd being the one that doesn't work with any type of glass but brands like Anker work with 1 and 2.

    I have even read where someone had the glass on their 6S replaced at an Apple store and now have Halo but didn't before.
     

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