Do 3D (Glass) Screen Protectors Damage Oleophobic Coating?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ghsNick, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    Does anyone know if third party 3D Glass Screen Protectors damage the oleophobic coating on the iPhone screen?

    The reason I’m asking is I’ve purchased this screen protector. I’m sure I’ll be removing it after some time to put a new one on or to go “naked” if I feel like change.

    But by removing the glass screen protector does anyone think the oleophobic coating will be damaged or removed?

  2. derek916 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2012
    I feel like it may have have made my iPhone 7 Plus screen scratch easier , either that or the iPhone 7 Plus scratched way too easy
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The oleophobic coating is naturally organic and will wear off over time with general use. It's difficult to say if it will damage the oleophobic coating, being it could cause superficial scratches. The only advice I can offer is when you go to remove it, do so slowly and take your time.
  4. MarkX macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    Fochabers, Scotland
    I took the screen protector off my 7 plus after a year of being on.

    Around the speaker at the top and the home button all the oleophobic coating had came off where it hadn’t been covered. Where the screen protector had been was perfect and the coating still there.

    It looked really noticeable, so much so I put another protector back on.

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