iPad Screen Protector

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by davewolfs, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. davewolfs macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2007
    Any reason to add one of these if the iPad doesn't leave home and isn't being used by children. Seems somewhat pointless. Opinions?
  2. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    You are correct and among the above average IQ. Screen protectors are flimsy pieces of plastic that reflect light, quickly get scratched and make your screen look like crap. It's sort of the undercoating of iPads.
  3. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    Correct. Screen protectors are just a gimmick, and quite pointless. You are paying for scratch resistant glass, why not take advantage of it?
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Because the one time you drop it from only 3" in the kitchen, it will land on the only piece of gravel you didn't sweep up and scratch that gorgeous screen.

    I use BodyGuardz glass screen protectors and swear by them.
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Has nothing to do with IQ. It's a matter of preference. If it seems pointless don't use one. If you want the added protection then use one.
  6. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    Well, here's the thing. If the screen protector gets scratched exactly what do you think happens to the coating with no screen protector?

    OP, today's screen protectors are so good you can't tell they are there. If you use a good one the clarity isn't affected, the feel is the same (or in some cases, better), and that 'once in a great while drop' doesn't impact your use of the most important part of an iPad - the screen.

    Some people hate using them for whatever reason. It fully depends on your comfort zone with scratches. Considering the time-span most people keep their iPads scratches are inevitable, even if they are only micro-scratches. If those won't bother you then by all means don't use one.
  7. psac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2009
    Unfortunately I don't have the link, but I remember a while back (about a year or two ago) there was an article posted on MR that one company did a drop study and found that screens actually cracked less when there was a screen protector on the device. Somehow it adds extra support to keep the screen intact.

    No need to go crazy, either, I always find the cheap ones on Amazon (less than $10 for a three-pack to account for the first one you'll screw up with lots of bubbles) to be just fine.
  8. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
    If you have a case that has some sort of front cover I see no need, if not then looking in to one might not be a bad idea.
  9. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I've not used one on any of my devices is over 2 years. I use notability and a microfiber stylus and the screen protector hampers. I don't think they are necessary. I'm careful, but not overly so. My iPad rmini goes with me everywhere in the car etc. and have bounced my car keys off of the screen multiple times and I've never had a scratch.
    Your usage may vary.
  10. berthaconners macrumors member

    May 20, 2014
    I would recommend using a screen protector... Just to be safe. I use amfilm, and am pretty pleased with theirs. I can barely tell that there is a screen protector on there, it doesnt damage the quality at all. Plus there's added protection
  11. Sparticu$ macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2009
    I put a Zagg glass screen protector on my iPad Air 2 the day I got it. You don't even notice that it is there. I payed 729.99 for my iPad and I would like it to stay pristine. :)

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