How to install tempered glass properly? [without bubbles, dust]

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bubulol, May 19, 2019.

  1. bubulol macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, i m having trouble for installing a tempered glass on iPad
    First of all, dust becomes a nightmare, even though if i fully cleaned the screen and remove any visible dust, when i m putting glass into screen, several tiny dust came out
    The second one is about alignment, i cant align both camera and home button holes properly even with a guide
    Do you have any advice?
    Because on the phone, i haven't any trouble for applying a tempered glass at all
    Thanks
     
  2. Kraizelburg macrumors regular

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    My advice is to use any sticker you have to remove the dust particles you found, about the alignment well that's...all about not having shaking hands I guess.

    If this helps you I bought this and had zero issues with instalation. It comes with a frame that helps you with instalation.
     

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  3. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    There are plenty of videos on Youtube.
    The most crucial steps for not getting bubbles is to use sticker/tape on the display (and protector if you see there any) right before you apply it.

    About the alignment, I can't explain how I do it through text but try to lower down the protector just enough so it's barely on the screen without touching it, and when you feel like it's aligned just drop it.

    Again, see Youtube tutorial videos.
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    Install your protector in a steamy bathroom. It really does work to make the dust drop and not keep hovering.

    - Run hot shower water for 3-5 minutes enough to fog up the mirror.
    - Clean your iPad thoroughly and then go over it again with either a lint roller or wide tape.
    - Apply your protector. Like the prior poster said - hover the protector down and align the home button first and side. The top home should then be close.

    You shouldn’t get any dust particles with this method but if you do and near the edge, lift up gently and remove the particle with a piece of tape.
     
  5. Pseudo-Fed macrumors 6502

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    For alignment you can lay protector on iPad until perfect. Use some masking or blue painter's tape to make a "hinge" by taping to sides of iPad which will allow you to flip the protector up, remove the adhesive side peel away and lay the protector back down in perfect alignment. Hinge method.
     
  6. Frieg, May 26, 2019
    Last edited: May 26, 2019

    Frieg macrumors member

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    Jepp, steamy bathroom. But wait for the fog to settle, don't apply the protector while the air is still foggy. fog is water condensed on the dust particles in the air, and you want those particles to be out of the air. so wait until all has settled down. if you are completely paranoid (like me), get naked before entering the bathroom, because if you wear clothing while applying the protector you will most likely spill new fluffs into the air from your clothing. if you have a problem with dandruffs wet your hair or wear something on your head because those flakes fall easily off your head onto the display if you lean over it.

    don't panic if you have bubbles everywhere. take a credit card or similar and first work the smaller bubbles into combined bigger ones and then work them out from the center to the edges. there will be some that just won't budge, don't overreact and rip the protector off, just wait 24-48 hours. the air will diffuse out on it's own.
     
  7. scotsmandc macrumors regular

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    I lol’d at going naked. .
     

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