Just a little tip for applying screen protectors

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Ferris23, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    This may be common knowledge for some but I see a lot of people pissed about screen protectors when applying them and getting dust under the screen, which causes bubbles.

    Don't worry about it, make your first priority getting the shield on and aligned how you want it.

    When you are done and it is centered perfectly, take a piece of scotch tape about 2 inches long and place half of it directly on top of the screen shield (it should be pretty sticky scotch tape, the matte stuff isn't usually sticky enough). Once you have pressed half of that 2 inches on the shield, get another small piece of tape ready in the other hand.

    With one hand, lift up on the tape you have pressed on the shield (the other half that is hanging over the edge) and slowly lift up the screen protector enough to get to the underside, and with the other hand use the tape you have to blot and grab the pieces of dust that are stuck on the screen shield.

    Basically you are lifting the shield up with the tape to avoid getting finger grease and prints on the bottom side, and while lifted the other piece of tape easily removes annoying annoying dust spots.

    I do this until I get every little speck and always end up with a dustless, bubbleless application.
  2. timothevs macrumors 6502


    Nov 17, 2007
    That does sound like a good idea. I will give it a try this evening. Have been burned by the loss of too many screen protectors.
  3. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Good post, ive always used tape to get the dust from under the screen protector.
  4. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    This process works very well! I had the girl had the Apple store put mind on because I have ZERO patience when it comes to putting such on. She performed this same process to perfection.
  5. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    thats how the genius transfers them if you get it swapped with one on (at least the ones at my apple store. At another store they claimed they couldn't be switched at all, which I knew wasn't true)

    this is a great way to remove them too, if your having trouble
  6. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Another trick is to use the WEIGHT of the screen protector to let it fall correctly. Align the earpiece opening and let the case fall, and it should blow most of the dust out as it moves the air and falls.

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