Easy to remove dust from tempered glass screen protector?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by lsquare, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. lsquare macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    So after installing the screen protector on my iPad, I noticed a speck of dust had got into the screen. The OCD in me wants to get rid of it...I have never removed or tried to slightly lift a screen protector to remove a speck of dust before. If I were to use tape and lift the corner ever so slightly to raise the screen protector, then use tape to remove that speck of dust, will the adhesive in the screen protector still cling on tightly to my iPad's screen?
  2. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    I would let it go, they crack easily upon removal. I would agree though, that would bug me. This is why I pay more than I should and get the Zagg's. Lifetime replacement and I have never had any issues with their products.

    I just installed mine on my 10.5 and thankfully, zero dust underneath.
  3. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    You could try removing it in the bathroom. Get the room nice and steaming. Then try to lift up the screen protector carefully. Then use the tape method to remove the dust. I've done that on iPhone and it works. Make sure you remove it carefully
  4. Tmelon macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2011
    You have to be careful not to crack the screen protector when pulling it up. When I tried this in the past with my 7+, it ended up looking worse afterwards because the glass wouldn’t lay flat. Personally, I use spray duster and tape to get dust off before installing a screen protector now.
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK

    But, remember that the tempered glass protectors don't bend like the film ones. I know it's an obvious thing to say but there will come a point when you lift enough of the protector from the screen that causes the whole protector to come away. This makes it a little more awkward, as with the film ones you tend to be able to lift just as much as you need to to get to the dust.

    Also, dab the tape to remove the dust. Don't drag the tape across the protector or the tape's adhesive will smudge the protector.

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