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iPhone screen covers

Updated on November 5, 2010

Since i have had my iPhone i have always used a screen protector, actually in the last couple of years i have bought lots of them. The net result of this is that my phone screen is completely undamaged, just the same as when it was new.

The covers themselves seem to fall in two camps - thin clear plastic, or slightly thicker 'premium' versions that cost a little more. Both are applied in exactly the same way and take a couple of minutes to do. However with my (now vast) experience of these products i have some tips below:

1 - before you begin, the screen of your phone HAS to be spotlessly clean.Even a speck of dust will attract an air bubble, so it is worth being fussy with this. A lot of screen covers come with a cleaning cloth and they tend to be pretty good.

2 - Rather than spending ages carefully starting at one corner and making sure you don't have any air bubbles as you go, (this is much more important on the bigger screen of the iPad), i found it far easier just to put the cover on in one go. With the premium covers which are slightly thicker, you will find that they almost do the air bubble removal themselves, leaving only a few small bubbles which can be removed with a cloth or piece of card.

The thinner covers are a little more tricky to get totally bubble free, and can take a few minutes to get right.

3 - Although a lot of these covers are marketed as reusable, i don't really think they are. Over time they seem to magically get small bubbles appear, and rather than mess around with it, i find it easier and quicker to put a new one on.

In my opinion the premium covers are the best bet, they are almost invisible once applied, and seem to last the longest.

Below are some premium covers that i have used and found to be very good.


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    • gulnazahmad profile image

      gulnazahmad 7 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice hub and informative too thanks for sharing it.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 7 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Good to know. Thank you.