Can't remove cheap screen protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cuzo, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. cuzo macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    I got a pack of 3 screen protectors from ebay and I installed one. I also bought the tech armor since it's recommended on here but the old one CANNOT come off. It has to be welded on, it's perfectly installed and can't be removed.

    What do I use to get it off? Please help
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Pick at a corner till it lifts then peel bk
  3. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    I tried that, I can't even see where it starts at? It's perfectly put on.
  4. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    Two suggestions

    1. You might try placing a bit of the really strong packing tape on the corner of the screen, wait a few minutes for the adhesive to set, and then carefully lifting the tape. Perhaps you may have to try different corners.

    2. Not the preferred method, but I have successfully done it…
    Use a single edge razor blade to get between the cover and the screen. Of course, extreme caution must be used to ensure the screen is not scratched.
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    I wish I could find the person that put it on. I hate putting screen protectors on.
  6. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    I put it, I take PayPal too lol

    Yeah the iPhone 5 has very little edges that can't be seen from the protector like my old android phones. I'm gonna need a razor blade and a prayer.
  7. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    You could try picking at the corner edge with a wooden toothpick. They're pointy enough to get under an edge but soft enough not to scratch anything. Method used to work a treat on Palm screen protectors and some of those were tough (and the screens themselves were more delicate.)
  8. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  9. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Ha. I didn't read that carefully. Man if you lived near me I'd have no problems throwing some money your way to stick those protectors on. I hate doing it and ALWAYS get them slightly off center.

    As far as removing, I'd suggest trying to pry a corner up with a very thin razor blade.

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