Other Apple store are rubbish at installing screen protectors

chillip

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2 different people and 4 protectors later and still there is dust under the screen. I give up. Love the Xs though!
 

Y2JDMBFAN

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I'm on the IUP program, no more protectors for me, but I do keep the phone in a Fitbag microfiber / leather sleeve.
 

chillip

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I’m on the iPhone upgrade program. Do you think I should not bother with one?
 

Olivia23

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I used to get a screen protector but now that they cannot go all the way to the edge, it looks tacky in my opinion and I never use one anymore. Had my iPhone X for almost a year and it does have some micro scratches near the top that you cannot see but only in certain light. Doesn't bother me anymore since I'm trading it in.
 

AustinIllini

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Screen protectors are unnecessary anyway - I've never used one on any iPhone.
I don't usually use them either. The only time I have used one in the past four years was when I had to use AC+ to fix a cracked iPhone screen. After that I forced myself to put a screen protector on for the rest of my ownership of the device.

Disagree with OP, though. Apple Store Domain Northside did a good job with my screen protector.
 

Bootleg Gucci

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Recommend Sparin glass screen protectors (Amazon) better than Spigen that I used. They come with an installation tray that fits over the iPhone and has perfect cutout to drop the protector on the phone.

If you're on AUP, I wouldn't bother with screen protector unless you hit the beach a lot. The sand can easily scratch the screen.
 
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Tb87Bln

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I just installed a screen protector on my phone... and I have a tiny bit of dust on the screen, but otherwise it looks good. So, I keep it on for now and if it really annoys me I might try my luck at my local apple store...Don't they keep putting on screen protectors till you are satisfied? or did they change that process?
 

lsutigerfan1976

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2 different people and 4 protectors later and still there is dust under the screen. I give up. Love the Xs though!
I am never good at installing them myself. I had a two pack of tempered screen protectors for my Max. And with both tries I ended up with dust under the screen. So frustrating. lol!
 

UMJonny

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I have a spigen glass set on order. Comes with the alignment tray. Key is, though, spending a LOT of time with a lint free cloth and maybe even compressed air making sure every little spec of dust is cleaned off.
 

Omen87

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I have a spigen glass set on order. Comes with the alignment tray. Key is, though, spending a LOT of time with a lint free cloth and maybe even compressed air making sure every little spec of dust is cleaned off.
I installed one of those on both mine and my wife’s new XS. Worked like a charm. Perfect alignment.
 
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