iPhone 5S touch ID and glass screen protectors?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by slicedbread, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. slicedbread macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2006
    Has anyone used glass screen protectors on the iPhone 5S? They are moderately thicker than regular plastic screen protectors, do they interfere with the touch ID mechanism?

  2. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
    They typically have a round cutout over the home button region so it's not typically an issue.
  3. djjohnson, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013

    djjohnson macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Yeah huh!

    I have the Bodyguardz Pure - Glass Screen Protector for my iPhone 5S.
    I have to say that it is as clear and responsive as a naked iPhone, while having a decent oleophobic coating making the screen quite easy to maintain.

    With regard to your question, although it might be on the thick side (being 0.4mm thick), I did not find any issues while using the TouchID.
    Comparing my mate's iPhone 5S (without a glass screen protector), I felt like there was a slight depression on the TouchID (at my end), as in the home button was slightly recessed.

    As mentioned by the others on this forum, this indent (read: recessed home button) is not enough to hinder the TouchID in anyway possible.
    Although some may not like the feel of it. So you may have to check it out for yourself to finally decide.

    I personally do not find any issue with it and I love the feel of the glass protector as I have always had a soft spot for them.
    The pros def outweigh the cons!
  4. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2011
    I have the iloome flex for my 5S and I can't even tell there is a screen protector on it. It's the best of all the glass protectors that i've come across.
  5. slicedbread thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2006
  6. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    Another vote for the iloome flex. I had the pure on my 5 but I couldn't stand using it without a home button cover. I tired the armorz stealth hd because it claimed to be .2mm on Amazon but when I received it the box said .3 and it was almost as thick as the pure. The flex is so thin you can't feel it when you touch the home button. The pure did a little better with fingerprints but it's worth it to me to have a thinner protector and the price is hard to beat.
  7. Lux12 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2013
    No problems with my MIME feather glass it comes in at .15mm probably one of the thinnest glass screen protectors out there. No discomfort on the home button at all and Touch ID works perfectly fine
  8. beastmode16 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2011
    I've been using a zagg glass for the last couple of weeks on my 5s perfectly fine with touch id I recommend you use on of those snap on cases that barely go over the front to align it perfectly so you will have no issues

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