Can't see iPad screen with sunglasses on

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tl01, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    My sunglasses are polarized which makes it hard to see the screen when I'm outside unless I hold my head at a strange angle. Besides getting a spare pair of non-polarized glasses, is there any other solution? A screen protector etc?

    What is the difference in the screen on the iPad vs my iPhone... My iPhone does not suffer the same issue.
     
  2. qCzar macrumors regular

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    A screen protector will not change the polarity of the screen. Unfortunately, you're better off getting a second pair of sunglasses.
     
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Turn it to landscape mode, you'll be able to see it then.
     
  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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    So what you're saying is...um...he's holding it wrong.:p;)
     
  5. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Good idea for when I don't have my special iPad sunglasses with me!
     
  6. CuppyCake macrumors member

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    Same problem

    I have polarized prescription lens. I turn up the brightness. It worked well on the beach in Aruba. Just remember to turn the light down later to save on the battery.
     
  7. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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  8. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah this happens to me as well. I'll try landscape mode next time but I could have sworn I tried that already.
     
  9. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    There's a difference?
     
  10. josielinnea macrumors regular

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    No of course there isn't. Lots of trolls on here today.
     
  11. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    A screen protector can in fact fix this. Try the Power support anti glare film. I had that one on my old phone, and I believe it did not maintain the screens polarization.
     
  12. petalino macrumors regular

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    Try rebooting your sunglasses or check preferences........


    ;)
     
  13. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    I just bricked my sunglasses doing that.
     
  14. hjscm macrumors newbie

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    tilting to landscape should help. sunglasses only let vertical light pass thru. if you title your head you can see better to but looks strange. the polarized glasses are to reduce glare off of horizontal surfaces like a lake.
     
  15. thegreati macrumors regular

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    Take off the sunglasses homie. Just take em off.
     
  16. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You need to jailbreak your sunglasses so you can control them better. Instead of Ultrasnow, use ultrahail.
     
  17. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    If its too sunny for your eyes, it's too sunny for your iPad.
     
  18. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    yeh but i recommend the new beta version, they say it fixes some brightness issues ;)
     
  19. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    I would but I just upgraded to the latest firmware.
     
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  23. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Wearing the sunglasses upside down will reverse the polarity.




    ;)
     
  24. JoeSixPack macrumors member

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    Yeah, we are all posting to a technology website - the being cool ship has sailed :cool:
     
  25. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Try reversing black/white under accessibility.
     

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