Small bubbles on tempered glass protector install?

bobright

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I got the Arcadia tempered glass screen protector and am having a hard time getting every single bubble out. I'm curious will the small bubbles fade/disappear over time? Or am I stuck with them?

The instructions say bubbles mean it's misaligned but it isn't I've got it perfectly aligned.
 

kgenova

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I've had good luck with using the rounded end of a pen, or my fingernails, in gently (and not so gently) rubbing them out. I don't think they will go away on their own.
 

bobright

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I've had good luck with using the rounded end of a pen, or my fingernails, in gently (and not so gently) rubbing them out. I don't think they will go away on their own.
That sucks I tried that and when I press them they go away then when I let go their back.
 

Nhwhazup

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I've found that usually you can keep pushing them and hold down on them right after the install. However if they won't stay down and keep popping up, they are never going to stay down. If it bugs you, get a new protector and do a fresh install. I'm my family's official screen protector installer. Great official title to have, right? Proud of it . I've only had one that had no dust under it but had bubbles that wouldn't go away. I pulled it and chalked it up to a defective protector.
 

vonWachtstain

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I got the Arcadia tempered glass screen protector and am having a hard time getting every single bubble out. I'm curious will the small bubbles fade/disappear over time? Or am I stuck with them?

The instructions say bubbles mean it's misaligned but it isn't I've got it perfectly aligned.

I am guessing you are using a case. The edge of case is probably exerting a small force on the protector and hence you get small bubble. The best way to get rid of this small bubble is to adjust case slightly. Also press on the edge of the screen protector to make the bubble bigger and then push the air out. It works on my wife 6 plus Arcadia screen protector. On my iphone 6 it happens too but only if I squeeze my case too much. Its still fantastic screen protector so it doesn't bother me as much.
 

bobright

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I ended up ripping it off they didn't go away k there
Post pictures I had a couple that dissapeared after a few days .
I ended up taking it off they never went away and drove me crazy. I had another one coming in the mail that I got from Amazon and I'm super happy with it. It isn't the entire screen like the Arcadia one but it fits perfectly installed with no bubbles at all. The Arcadia felt like it made my phone heavier as well for some reason was pretty thick.
 

scjr

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I ended up ripping it off they didn't go away k there

I ended up taking it off they never went away and drove me crazy. I had another one coming in the mail that I got from Amazon and I'm super happy with it. It isn't the entire screen like the Arcadia one but it fits perfectly installed with no bubbles at all. The Arcadia felt like it made my phone heavier as well for some reason was pretty thick.
Mine installed perfectly and looked good, but like you it made the phone too thick and my ZooGue case didn't like it. I'm done with any more full screen protectors. I installed one that works with all of my cases.
 
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