HOW TO INSTALL A SCREEN PROTECTOR PERFECTLY – IPHONE/ANDROID
Today we’re going to show you how to install both a plastic and glass screen protector perfectly. At MobilereviewsEh, we like our screen protectors to be perfect so out of the dozens of screen protector installs and reviews we’ve done, we’ve come up with a bulletproof process that works pretty well. In the video, we’ve also included tips for removing dust after an install (if you were unlucky) and advice for storing your screen protector if you are going to get a waterproof iPhone case.
STEP 1. REMOVE THE CASE
The only time we were we would consider keeping the case during a screen protector install is to if you were installing a screen protector that covered the entire glass face of the device. We would only do this to ensure a good fit between the screen protector and there’s only one screen protector were we might recommend doing this.
STEP 2. SET UP YOUR SPACE
There are two things here. The first step is to ensure that your setup area is clean but more importantly, make sure that you are installing your screen protector in a well-lit area. You are going to be placing a clear piece of plastic/glass onto another sheet of glass so being able to see everything is crucial.
STEP 3. WASH YOUR HANDS
Most instructions don’t include this step which seems silly to us. Washing your hands ensures that you don’t get any accidental smudging on the screen protector face as well as leaving fingprints on the adhesive side of the screen protector.
STEP 4. FOLLOW THE INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
Another silly step but this is where we’ll read the instructions. Screen protectors that are a little more expensive tend to include installation tools so you need to have a good idea of how to use them to ensure a perfect installation.
STEP 5. DO A FINAL CLEAN
We’ve noticed that many manufacturers will include a small microfibre cloth to clean the screen, but most of them seem cheaply made and tend to shed more than they collect. For this step, use anything that’s sticky to remove the last remnants of dust on your device. We use tape in the video guide but others have suggested compressed air and lint rollers as well.
STEP 6. LINE UP THE SCREEN PROTECTOR
Before lining up the screen protector set the device horizontally across your field of vision. Take the screen protector and peel off the adhesive sticker and line the screen protector up along the cutouts of the device. Holding the screen protector along each corner will make it easier for you to position the screen protector.
Bring the screen protector as close as you can to the device and if you think everything is lined up, let one of the sides fall. If everything still looks lined up, let the other side fall to the device.
STEP 7. GETTING RID OF ALL THE BUBBLES
Once the screen protector is on the device, press down on the middle. This should start the adhesion process on most glass screen protectors and also makes it easier to rub out the air bubbles that will show up on your install.