Everyone has mobile electronic devices these days. They range from cell phones, to iPods, to gaming devices. The portability of these devices means we can take them anywhere with us. We throw them in our bags, purses, and pockets without even thinking twice. There are many things that can damage the delicate screens of these devices which is why it’s important to apply a lcd screen protector over the screen. If you are giving a gift of one of these devices it is a good idea to also give the screen protector. Applying these clear stickers to the screen often results in distracting air bubbles that you can never get out. There is a foolproof method to attaching screen protectors bubble free here is what you need to know.
The air bubbles, no matter how tiny they may be are caused by dirt, dust, and lint on the screen. Often you can’t even see it. Often you only have one chance to get a clean bubble free application. The trick to removing all of the dust is to use adhesive tape. The same tape you use to wrap presents. Clean all of the lint you can off with a lint free cloth. When you can’t see any imperfections apply a piece of tape to the screen starting at the top. Stick it on, and pull it off. Work your way down the screen until you have done this for the entire screen. Several pieces of tape may be needed depending on the size of the screen. You must move quickly in applying the screen protector so that the dust and lint does not settle on the screen again.
Once this step is complete you have to remove the plastic backing from your lcd screen protector. Start at the top and line up your screen protector with the top of the screen. If you have lined it up properly then the rest should fall into place in the exact placement for your device providing you have purchased the correct screen protector. Control the plastic as it clings to the screen, pushing out any air bubbles as you see them. It is much easier to get out an air bubble when it is close to the edge rather than in the middle of the screen. The sticker should cling to the screen with minimal to no air bubbles.
If you do get air bubbles, you probably didn’t tape and pull the tape on the screen properly. If you have more protectors you can try again or use a credit card or small squeegee to get out the bubbles. One important thing to remember is that some devices may already come with a plastic protective film over the screen. Being that they are factory applied you may not even realize it is applied. Make sure you aren’t putting another lcd screen proctor over one that is already there, as it is a waste of a screen protector.
A silicone or plastic case over your screen protector will keep the edges from catching on items in your bag or pocket. It should protect your screen for many months and keep your device scratch free.