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fancy2022

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Now my iPhone uses a tempered glass screen protector, but it will thicken the phone, and if you drop it once, the screen protector will crack. Do you have any better screen protectors to recommend?
 

D3ggy

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Take a look at the Spigen ones that come with an application jig. In the past I have used the ones at the Apple store but they are expensive although I think you get free replacements if they crack.

The Spigen seems good and you get 2 for £14 off Amazon
 

fancy2022

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Has anyone used hydrogel screen protectors? I read the introduction. It can automatically repair bubbles and scratches, and it will not break. Has anyone used it?
 
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fancy2022

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Take a look at the Spigen ones that come with an application jig. In the past I have used the ones at the Apple store but they are expensive although I think you get free replacements if they crack.

The Spigen seems good and you get 2 for £14 off Amazon
But I am a person who often drops my phone, if I use the tempered glass film, it is easy to break
 

Pakaku

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If you drop your phone a lot, would you not consider a rugged case that can protect the entire phone?
 

Andeddu

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If you drop your phone a lot, would you not consider a rugged case that can protect the entire phone?
As long as a case is used, the glass should not crack. I have dropped my phones many times on concrete and hardwood floors and have never had so much as a scratch on any of them. I have had minor scratches on screen protectors which had to be replaced.
 

Nbd1790

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I use the Spigen Privacy Glass protector on my 12 Pro with an Apple Leather Case. Over the course of about a year and a half, I've had to replace it twice - dropping it several times. It doesn't break every time you drop it, just depends on where the screen makes contact on the fall.

If you're dropping your phone enough that this is a legitimate concern, buy one that has a replacement plan. Thickness is such a minor amount with screen protectors. Anything that's slimmer will likely lower its effectiveness. Although as someone above mentioned, might be time to consider getting a more protective case.
 

Muttx7

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May 11, 2022
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Take a look at the Spigen ones that come with an application jig. In the past I have used the ones at the Apple store but they are expensive although I think you get free replacements if they crack.

The Spigen seems good and you get 2 for £14 off Amazon
The Spigen is what I use and it works great. I've dropped the phone a couple of times and so far no issues.
 

Motionblurrr

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The Belkin InvisiGlass Ultra they sell in Apple stores are AMAZING. It's the clearest, one of the thinnest and best fingerprint resistant protector I've ever used and I tried a BUNCH. But it's $$$.

If you get them to install it at the Apple store with their machine, it's flawless every time but be sure to inspect it for any dust particles before you walk out of there. They they mess up with a piece of dust they'll install another one until you're happy.
 
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BNIB

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The Belkin InvisiGlass Ultra they sell in Apple stores are AMAZING. It's the clearest, one of the thinnest and best fingerprint resistant protector I've ever used and I tried a BUNCH. But it's $$$.

If you get them to install it at the Apple store with their machine, it's flawless every time but be sure to inspect it for any dust particles before you walk out of there. They they mess up with a piece of dust they'll install another one until you're happy.
I’ve heard lots of good things about this one but I really wish they covered the notch.
 

BNIB

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I like one from Speck. On the picture it would show that it has the notch cutout, but I’ve been buying several of them from different shops and they cover the notch. It’s the one I really like so far.



Another one that also covers the notch that I like is one from Amazon by TOZO. Much cheaper (especially if you like to be very precise and might need few installation attempts) but I find the oleophobic coating isn’t as good as Speck’s one.

 

anubis1980

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I have never used The Apple Belkin one before, I picked up my 13 pm and decided to splurge on one. It’s by far the best protector I’ve had . I often find the sides lifting up on screen protectors, this one so far has been perfect . In the future when I upgrade to a new iPhone, I’ll be getting the protectors fitted in store as default
 

Andeddu

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None, never used one. Apple spent money on this glass to make it rugged enough that some silly film isn't necessary.
People who refuse to use screen protectors end up with tonnes of micro scratches along with deeper scratches on their screen. There is also a higher chance of their screen shattering without a protector. I don’t care what Apple say about their screens — I’ve seen enough cracked iPhones to know they aren’t robust enough.
 
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orionquest

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People who refuse to use screen protectors end up with tonnes of micro scratches along with deeper scratches on their screen. There is also a higher chance of their screen shattering without a protector. I don’t care what Apple say about their screens — I’ve seen enough cracked iPhones to know they aren’t robust enough.
I've never experienced any of the issues you described, I've had 3 iphones. Not to say no one has. The one iPhone I dropped onto my driveway and it landed face down. One corner of the screen was dented in but no real scratches and it worked perfectly. They seem pretty tough to me. I don't use a case either. ?‍♂️
 

iMarkypad

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Now my iPhone uses a tempered glass screen protector, but it will thicken the phone, and if you drop it once, the screen protector will crack. Do you have any better screen protectors to recommend?
Try getting a strong case that can protect your iPhone. This will reduce the impact on your iPhone when dropped
 

Andeddu

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I've never experienced any of the issues you described, I've had 3 iphones. Not to say no one has. The one iPhone I dropped onto my driveway and it landed face down. One corner of the screen was dented in but no real scratches and it worked perfectly. They seem pretty tough to me. I don't use a case either. ?‍♂️
I find it hard to believe your screen is 100% unscathed with no micro scratches. I use cases and screen protectors and have done since 2016. I have zero damage on any of my current or previous iPhones. Glad you haven’t had any catastrophies though, I suppose you’re one of the lucky ones. Most people who do not use protection on their phones use AppleCare+ which is a needless expense in my opinion.
 

orionquest

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I find it hard to believe your screen is 100% unscathed with no micro scratches. I use cases and screen protectors and have done since 2016. I have zero damage on any of my current or previous iPhones. Glad you haven’t had any catastrophies though, I suppose you’re one of the lucky ones. Most people who do not use protection on their phones use AppleCare+ which is a needless expense in my opinion.
It's funny you ask, after I wrote my last reply I looked at it more closely, and again now. Angling the phone against the light from my monitor. No scratches, nothing. It's a iPhone SE. I have dropped this phone as well. there are 2 small chips/cracks on the right side bezel area. The top right corner is slightly dinged. Whatever these micro scratches are I am not seeing them. Can't explain it, not like I baby the thing, it's either the SE glass is somehow different, and the other phones are more prone to this.
 

Andeddu

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It's funny you ask, after I wrote my last reply I looked at it more closely, and again now. Angling the phone against the light from my monitor. No scratches, nothing. It's a iPhone SE. I have dropped this phone as well. there are 2 small chips/cracks on the right side bezel area. The top right corner is slightly dinged. Whatever these micro scratches are I am not seeing them. Can't explain it, not like I baby the thing, it's either the SE glass is somehow different, and the other phones are more prone to this.
Glad to hear. I use an iPhone SE ‘16 with a tempered glass screen protector. The glass appears to be quite flimsy on this device so I am surprised yours has no scratches. My work phone, which is a Galaxy Note 8, is a premium device made with Gorilla Glass 5. The glass is far tougher on the Note 8 than the SE. I do not use a screen protector and this thing is covered with small micro scratches. These scratches are not noticeable when the screen is on but highly visible when nothing is being displayed.
 

shady16

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rhinoshield makes a good one to protect the display its called impact shield
 

steve31

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The Belkin InvisiGlass Ultra they sell in Apple stores are AMAZING. It's the clearest, one of the thinnest and best fingerprint resistant protector I've ever used and I tried a BUNCH. But it's $$$.

If you get them to install it at the Apple store with their machine, it's flawless every time but be sure to inspect it for any dust particles before you walk out of there. They they mess up with a piece of dust they'll install another one until you're happy.

Agree. Its the only one I will use. The fringerprint resistance is the best.
 
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