iPhone X Rainbow on edge of iPhone X? (screen protector cause)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    1. I just installed a glass screen protector on my iPhone X

    2. There's a rainbow effect on the edge which is pretty annoying. Especially on 1 side.

    3. Is this normal?
  2. Docd62 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yes it’s the light refraction through the glass screen protector. Proper placement can reduce it down to almost nothing but is very tricky to do. The newer Zagg shields are slightly bigger to eliminate this effect.
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    So I’m guessing most people have this issue?
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    You should change the title of your thread. Obviously it’s not a phone issue, it’s an accessory issue.
  5. Docd62, Sep 29, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018

    Docd62 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    All of the X’s in my family (4) had them to some extent last year. We all switched to the max this year and don’t have that problem as the shield is slightly larger so extends just past the edge of the OLED.
  6. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    I have 2 Zagg glass screen protectors purchased for my previous iPhone 8 Plus, although I'd never bothered with screen protectors before. I applied one of them and immediately discovered the effect that you speak of. I tried to live with it for a few days but in the end it was just too distracting. Additionally, it even made the screen look smaller, not exactly what you're going for when you buy a plus-sized device. I ate the cost of the second one and it was an expensive meal. Never again.
  7. traveltoromantis macrumors member


    Oct 19, 2017
    The zagg glass luxe screen protectors will not have this issue because there is a black border on the edges. I got one because the rainbow was bothering me.
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I feel better knowing I'm not the only one.

    I'm going to try to get used to it.

    I don't like it (rainbow effect), but this screen protector I got has great anti-smudging (at least so far).

    So I want to keep it on for now.
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Belkin Invisiglass Screen Protector does not have that problem. Apple store will apply it for free with their machine.
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I saw that one. My concern is the anti smudge anti oil capabilities?

    I got a protector with great anti smudge (so far!)

    I'll try to live with the rainbow bc I prioritize anti smudge more.

    I had gotten a supposed anti smudge protector but wasn't too good so I got this new one

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