Tampered Glass or Screen Guards on iPad ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by augustya, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. augustya, Jan 19, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017

    augustya macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2012
    People who are using Tempered Glass and Screen Guard on their iPad Pro's which gives a Real Feeling. Like nothing being there, even after having applied it. Does the Tempered Glass gives you a feeling of nothing being there or what ? And which brand is best for Tempered Glass ? which is thin and gives a feeling of not being there.

    How is Loca for a Tempered Glass Brand ?
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I'm sorry that I can't help, but it's "tempered" class. That might help with searches and relevance. Might consider changing the title and wording in your post.

    All the best
  3. Bclawson macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    I've always had good luck with this brand SPARIN iPad Pro 9.7-inch / iPad Air / iPad Air 2 Screen Protector - Tempered Glass / Apple Pencil Compatible / 2.5D Round Edge / Scratch Resistant / Easy Installation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013JZCAZK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_BerGyb62C4RWV
  4. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    BodyGuardz Pure tempered glass is what I have on my iPP 12.9 and it doesn't feel anything there. It works well with Apple Pencil. But it costs $$$.
  5. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    I just recently put the "amfilm" tempered glass protectors on our two new iPad Air 2's. They're pretty inexpensive, and are very nice, but the 9.7" screen is very difficult to put a protector on without getting dust or hair underneath. I actually ruined one, even using the shower method.
  6. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    I use techarmor and I love it! For the record I ACTUALLY have OCD, and I actually couldn't stand the old plastic screen protector, but the new glass ones are amazing.

    Also- just got my refurbished 12.9 about a week ago, two days after I put a screen protector on it, about two days ago I went on a road trip with a friend, and started by talking about how ridiculous the $600 replacement by Apple is (when he said how big the screen was). Anyways on the trip the passenger window got stuck down, and we had to stop and get out. The iPad fell out. There's a dent on the back of the device, and the glass screen protector has two cracks where it hit gravel, pavement, but the screen is perfect. Immediately ordered a replacement with one day shipping.

    Tl;Dr: A $10 screen protector that's virtually unnoticeable saved me $600.
  7. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    The iPad Pro and tempered glass screen protectors helped cure my OCD I use to be a perfectionist about not having the slightest imperfection or dust under the glass on my phone I achieved it after 3 tries.

    On the iPad Pro I gave up and learned to life with 2 or 3 imperceptible blemishes under the glass after. 3 tries it was impossible.
  8. augustya thread starter macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2012
    I am in no mood to put anything on the iPad but am doubtful if the Gorilla Glass can resist some minor scratches...
  9. Swisspo macrumors 6502


    Apr 19, 2015
    I purchased 2 or 3 of glass protectors as soon as I bought my 12.9'' Pro. My OCD got the best of me every time. I just couldn't manage to get it on straight or without a hair or dust underneath of it. I eventually gave up and stopped wasting money. I have had the ASK for about a year and knock on wood, zero scratches or blemishes.
  10. acorntoy, Jan 22, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017

    acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    It honestly -feels- like nothing is there. You might see the very edge of the glass screen protector on edge of the display though. Like I said a $10 purchase saved me $600. I also had it tap against a metal surface causing a bad scratch on the protector before I replaced it, would have been really ugly on the iPad, although I'm hoping the iPad glass is harder than the protectors.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 22, 2017 ---
    Mine looks perfect! Not sure if it was the brand I used or not. first try it looked great, until I noticed a spot in the corner, very gently peeled up the glass and used the stickers provided to pick it up and it looked perfect! after I cracked that one the replacement was a bit harder, with a bunch of spots. But I was able to carefully peel up and use the stickers a few times, and now it is spotless and even has a better fit than the first one. I noticed air bubbles were worse on the 12.9 than the other devices I've used the screen protectors on, but they also included suction cups in the package to really drag the air bubbles off the screen, worked great! Although when I first opened it I was extremely confused by the suction cups, until I got fed up with the big bubbles and decided to use them as a last effort. I've never done the humid room trick either, as I'm OCD about having my electronics in a room with such high humidity, at the very least it could trigger water sensors and cause trouble later on.

    I've also had good experiences with the Anker protectors for the smaller iPads, in fact the worst protector is the $40 one I bought in desperation from a well known brand ( can't remember if its bodyguards or whatever, I just know it's a really popular brand that likes to say it's premium)in RadioShack. In general - look for the cheaper protectors, it might be tempting but the cost difference really doesn't get you anywhere with these products.
  11. conan321 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2018
  12. iPadDad macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2014
    Tempered glass for sure, also protects against shock impact,
  13. conan321 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2018
    Yes, tempered glass also protects from shocked.
  14. Mack812 macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2013
    Honolulu, HI
    I put tempered glass on my iPad Pro the same day I bought it since I paid good money for it.
  15. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2005
    Quick question: have you purchased an iPad yet or are you on year 3 of agonizing over the decision?

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