Installing glass screen protectors

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by eclipse01, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I have installed many normal ones and have gotten pretty good at it. How much harder/different is it installing glass?
     
  2. rperalta macrumors 6502

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    It's pretty difficult to get it centered on first time. If you can afford it, I would buy the brand Simpe Snap. Mine was installed in seconds and dead center. Go to simplesnap.com to check it out.
     
  3. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    From my experience, installing glass is way easier than plastic protectors. The glass cleanly lays down onto the screen and seals itself smoothly.
     
  4. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    It's easier in the sense that bubbles are generally a non-issue. The adhesive on the glass screen protector does a good job of sticking the protector to your iPhone without bubbles remaining. However, it is a bit difficult to get it aligned perfectly. Regardless, it's a better process than the plastic screen protectors.
     
  5. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you turn the phone off and use the hinge method you'll be golden.
     
  6. ok3wire macrumors member

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    I just installed a Zagg glass protector on my 5 after a many years of using their film protectors and I thought the glass protector was easier to install. Zagg includes two tabs that protrude off either end of the glass which remain in place until the SP is attached to the phone. These tabs, which are part of the top film, allow you to hover directly above the phone and get good alignment looking straight through the SP itself before you lay it down on the phone's screen. Once the SP is in place, the tabs get removed when the top protective film is peeled off.
     
  7. Connect2U macrumors member

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    3 minutes or lesser to install a glass screen protector? Too long ?
     
  8. DashSatan macrumors 6502

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    I actually don't like the hinge method. For some reason, I find it more difficult. But like with the Zagg Glass, it has the tabs on top and bottom which make laying it on the phone straight so much easier now.
     
  9. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Much easier. Run the hot shower for a few minutes to get your bathroom all steamy to get the dust out of the air. Tape your phone to the toilet seat so it doesn't move while you are applying it. Hold the glass screen protector at all four corners after removing the plastic over the adhesive. Drop it centered on the phone.

    No pulling screen protectors up because it is misaligned. It's easier to misalign with plastic ones, because you only align one edge before you stick the rest on, whereas glass ones, you have to align the whole thing from the start.
     
  10. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I do use the shower method typically when doing all other screen protectors.
     
  11. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I actually like the hinge method and used the method to install Zagg Glass onto mine and I can get it perfectly aligned in the middle without those tabs. I've tried using the tabs and it's gone wrong on me and misaligned. So I don't like them.
     

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