iPhone X iPhone X - Glass Screen Protectors - Belkin and Now Zagg - Glue fails/Bubbles on Top Left "Ear"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jiholl, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. jiholl macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Hi..I have used the Belkin .. two of them installed by machine at Apple store (which I know has now been pulled from market) and now I have the Zagg...Glass screen protector.

    So odd...the problem I had with the Belkin was not cracking but was that the protector bubbled under the left "ear"...its like the glue there went bad. Now, I have the Zagg...and today I noticed the exact same thing is happening???? In the exact same spot in the exact same way?

    Could this have something to do with the phone itself...maybe that "ear" is a heat spot of some sort and causing the glue to fail there? So strange for this to happen to two different brands. Perhaps its from the heat of my ear when I use the phone?...but why has this not been an issue on other iphone models?

    Anyone else experience this? Thoughts?

  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    After having plenty of name brand glass / sapphire protectors start chipping and flaking I decided to just get a cheap POS glass screen protector off eBay for my X. It was called "3X Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPhone X Edition" and for all of $3 including shipping I got 3 screen protectors. I figured if it didn't work out I would go back to zagg.

    I was able to install the screen protector without dust or bubbles. Three months later and I'm happy to report I have had ZERO issues. It hasn't chipped, flaked or cracked. It hasn't started to bubble or anything. At this point my Zagg would have started chipping. The fit was a little off at the top of the notch bot doesn't impact my daily use. With two spare protectors in the drawer, if anything does happen i can just install another one.

    At $40 for glass and $50 for sapphire (zagg price without discount / shipping) I could install a new screen protector every other week and still save money.
  3. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2016
    New Jersey
    Couldn’t agree more, I stopped using expensive screen protectors a long time ago. I pick up the ones on Amazon two or three for like $6 that come with the install frame. Can’t go wrong
  4. The All American macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2015
    Strange. You’re phone isn’t bent in any way is it?
  5. jiholl thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Not that I know of...lol...seems fine...its strange..its starts as like a curved bubble under the protector..kinda of like a crescent moon shape. The edge stays glued, but just inside of it it bubbles..then, at least with the Belkin ones, it spreads and grows. Its fine for a few weeks...then starts.
  6. The All American macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2015
    I’ve had good luck with amazon protectors that come with the alignment ring.
  7. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Belkin coming out with new version of Invisiglass screen protector for iPhone X on February 18
    This is the one which is applied by Apple in store
    Hopefully this will be better than the version they pulled from the stores recently
  8. Raist3001 macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2012
    Right behind you
    Could not agree more. I have never found a 40-50 dollar glass protector to do more than a 3-5 dollar glass protector.

Share This Page

7 February 12, 2018