Best screen protector for iPad Pro 10.5 inch ? Is a screen protector even necessary?

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  1. max2 macrumors 68030

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    Looking for the best one if they exist.

    Also can you take them off or do they leave sticky stuff if you do ?
     
  2. alau0115 macrumors regular

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    I tried a few ones and I ended up using this one from Patchworks. I believe it is one of the best one in terms of the glass quality and the quality of the oleophobic coating.

    https://www.amazon.com/iPad-10-5-Sc...r=8-1&keywords=Patchworks+ipad+pro+10.5+glass

    To answer your question specifically -- most tempered glass screen protectors you can buy from Amazon for iPad Pro won't leave sticky stuff if you remove it. But once you take the screen protector off, you may not be able to reuse it.

    The more expensive the screen protector is, the better the adhesive it has(i.e., less sticky), and the higher chance the sticky side won't get damaged if you lift it up the first time. Cheaper screen protectors tend to have stronger adhesive. If you try to fix something during installation, the edges of the protector (the sticky side) get damaged easily.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    AmFilm is nice quality and cheap. I’ve never needed a screen protector for iPads though. Covers/cases are enough.
     
  4. alau0115 macrumors regular

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    AmFilm is great. It has a very good oleophobic coating (similar quality to the one from Patchworks) for the tempered glass for iPad Pro 10.5" which I tried before but returned it simply because it has a cutout for the front camera. So it is a personal preference. Highly recommended -- either AmFilm or Patchworks.
     
  5. Deane2000 macrumors member

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    If you using your iPad in a harsh environment where there is heavy dust, dirt, sand etc then maybe some protection for the screen is a good idea. Most people using their iPad in a controlled environment like their home or office are pretty careful in understanding that they are working with a piece of glass.

    For most, having something between the screen and their fingertip to "protect" the glass is overkill. Apple has engineered the glass to be pretty durable under normal use. So again, if you're in the desert or other tough environment, maybe it's necessary, otherwise like williantaylor mentioned above, a good cover or case should be enough.
     
  6. SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

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    My screen is a finger print magnet and it is in my kitchen. i hate that
     
  7. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    Get a Nuglass 10.5" tempered glass. Got one on mine and it fits perfect and brilliant.
     
  8. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

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    Very happy with the Zagg Glass for my iPad pro. I've been using them on all my devices for years and couldn't be happier. Downside is the price.
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Out of curiosity, why? I always protect my iPhone with a protector, but I just don't see why I'd need one for my iPad Pro since I have a case for it.

    Can someone explain their use case for needing an iPad screen protector?
     
  10. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

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    If by chance I scratch my iPad screen, game over. Even though I think its harder with an iPad , it can still happen. The screen protector just gives me piece of mind.
     
  11. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    I had Amfilm glass screen protector and took it off after a few days. I noticed the weight difference right away with glass screen protector. My iPad Pro 10.5 felt a lot lighter without it and matte screen looks much better, AM film is too glossy.
     
  12. alau0115 macrumors regular

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    Here are my own opinion and observation -- I find the oleophobic coating on my iPad screen protector much slicker and smoother than the stock coating on the actual glass from Apple. So with the screen protector installed, less dusts and smudges adhere to the surface which makes it easier and quicker to clean. Because of less dust accumulation, micro scratches are unlikely to develop quickly.

    Glass or the Apple supplied coating does have micro scratches developed over time because of constant abrasion of foreign objects (dusts, dry hand skin tissues, etc). Actually when I installed the screen protector for my iPad, there is already 1 very faint hairline scratche out of the box. It is the default coating on the glass that is not good enough. You just need the right type of light to see the defects.
     
  13. lockerc18 macrumors 6502

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    I got an iPad Pro 10.5 when they first came out, and I ended up returning it. A major reason was that it was a real fingerprint magnet. (The big reason was the cost.) But there was a sale recently at Best Buy, and I got another one. I also got an ESR Tempered Glass 9H Clear Screen Protector for 10 bucks on Amazon. It was a pain to put on and the instructions were lousy. But now that it's on, I've found an incredible difference from the naked screen. Fingerprints are greatly reduced. The screen is just as sensitive as naked. I don't use the pencil, but I've read that it works well. All in all, it was worth very penny, IMO.
     

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