1. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I found the best way to avoid dust on the screen is to install in a steamy room (like the bathroom after you shower). It helps minimize dust floating around in the air. Use a can of compressed air and some scotch tape to blow away or pick up any dust that might be on the screen just before putting the glass on.
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    04-20-2017 10:54 PM
  2. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    I found the best way to avoid dust on the screen is to install in a steamy room (like the bathroom after you shower). It helps minimize dust floating around in the air. Use a can of compressed air and some scotch tape to blow away or pick up any dust that might be on the screen just before putting the glass on.
    Interesting, and true about the tape because if you saw my newer video above, (the gold tempered glass I bought) I found out that was what the blue sticker is for.
    04-21-2017 12:10 AM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I can't see the images due to the iOS 10.3 limitation but I wanted to give my input for those that are looking for more opinions. Basically, throughout Android and Apple products, I've used a few brands of Tempered Glass. Overall, the cheaper brands I've used couldn't compare to the more expensive. I don't remember every brand but from what I do recall:

    Pleson, which is cheap, is a get what you pay for type of deal. I have never had a protector chip before but this one did without a single drop or bang within 2 weeks of ownership.

    Verizon branded Glass was decent and higher quality but still not the best. Attracted finger prints and in my opinion felt a bit less slick than more expensive brands.

    Zagg Glass, MIME and Belkin feel the best hands down. In terms of feel they're equal. But since Apple is able to install the Belkin with a machine so it applies perfectly every time, I went that route. I will never go cheap on the Glass but that's just me. I have had my Belkin on since December and there isn't a scratch or chip on it. I expect micro scratches over time but it's holding up well and I don't see any even in LED lighting. I guess I'm lucky so far.
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    04-21-2017 01:14 AM
  4. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    I can't see the images due to the iOS 10.3 limitation but I wanted to give my input for those that are looking for more opinions. Basically, throughout Android and Apple products, I've used a few brands of Tempered Glass. Overall, the cheaper brands I've used couldn't compare to the more expensive. I don't remember every brand but from what I do recall:

    Pleson, which is cheap, is a get what you pay for type of deal. I have never had a protector chip before but this one did without a single drop or bang within 2 weeks of ownership.

    Verizon branded Glass was decent and higher quality but still not the best. Attracted finger prints and in my opinion felt a bit less slick than more expensive brands.

    Zagg Glass, MIME and Belkin feel the best hands down. In terms of feel they're equal. But since Apple is able to install the Belkin with a machine so it applies perfectly every time, I went that route. I will never go cheap on the Glass but that's just me. I have had my Belkin on since December and there isn't a scratch or chip on it. I expect micro scratches over time but it's holding up well and I don't see any even in LED lighting. I guess I'm lucky so far.
    Cool. Fingerprints are a given aren't they? I guess I just expect them and they don't bother me. But now that you mention it I don't think the Duraglass has as many prints as the actual Apple Glass. And the tempered glass does seem more "silky".......if that is even possible.

    A friend of mine has to buy new glass every 3 months or so but then she puts her iPhone 6S plus in a purse and it is always chipping in the edges. Likely because it is hitting keys or whatever girls put in their purses these days...
    04-21-2017 01:29 AM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    I found the best way to avoid dust on the screen is to install in a steamy room (like the bathroom after you shower). It helps minimize dust floating around in the air. Use a can of compressed air and some scotch tape to blow away or pick up any dust that might be on the screen just before putting the glass on.
    This. The steam in the shower will keep the dust to a minimum, while the tape you can slide under the screen protector (just lift it slightly) to grab some dust if it does get under there.
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    04-21-2017 06:57 AM
  6. timocrates's Avatar
    I had the same 9H for a year and a half, in the past and only replaced it because it chipped.
    I wonder about glass screen protectors. I had one which shattered. No dropping, no striking against hard objects; I placed the phone in my pocket and when I retrieved it the protector was cracked. No damage to the phone at all.

    'Sup with that?
    04-21-2017 03:28 PM
  7. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I wonder about glass screen protectors. I had one which shattered. No dropping, no striking against hard objects; I placed the phone in my pocket and when I retrieved it the protector was cracked. No damage to the phone at all.

    'Sup with that?
    It probably had a weak spot, somewhere.
    Or you made a specific move and it protected your screen
    04-21-2017 03:30 PM
  8. timocrates's Avatar

    Zagg Glass, MIME and Belkin feel the best hands down. In terms of feel they're equal. But since Apple is able to install the Belkin with a machine so it applies perfectly every time, I went that route. I will never go cheap on the Glass but that's just me. I have had my Belkin on since December and there isn't a scratch or chip on it. I expect micro scratches over time but it's holding up well and I don't see any even in LED lighting. I guess I'm lucky so far.
    I did precisely the same. And the glass shattered in a couple months. It was then I found out  has nothing further to do with the project. You are now dealing with Belkin, and they will make good on the warranty if you retain your receipt, but guess who is now in charge of the application.
    04-21-2017 03:36 PM
  9. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    In some of the review videos for the glass screen protector's, you would assume the outer protector would shatter first, but some videos showed the screen underneath still absorbing the energy and the Apple glass shattering. Physics Play in important role in things like this but I'm assuming that if the outside screen takes a great force the energy will transfer to the actual Apple screen as well.
    04-21-2017 03:38 PM
  10. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I did precisely the same. And the glass shattered in a couple months. It was then I found out  has nothing further to do with the project. You are now dealing with Belkin, and they will make good on the warranty if you retain your receipt, but guess who is now in charge of the application.
    Wait, Apple doesn't have the machine anymore? I don't mind installing Glass but with all displays curving at the edges it's a pain to line up...

    Or you mean you're in charge if it shatters and you get a replacement? If so, bummer Apple wouldn't install it for you. I'm pretty sure I could get them to install it at the store but who knows.
    04-21-2017 05:49 PM
  11. timocrates's Avatar
    Wait, Apple doesn't have the machine anymore?
    Actually, I'm not sure if they would install the shield had I returned to the  store. I just figured they wouldn't, as they were out of the loop on the warranty, so I did it myself.

    They did it better.
    04-21-2017 07:48 PM
  12. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Actually, I'm not sure if they would install the shield had I returned to the  store. I just figured they wouldn't, as they were out of the loop on the warranty, so I did it myself.

    They did it better.
    I'm fairly certain they would install it for you so long as it has the 4 holes within the install tabs. They're not about to turn down customers of their products over a silly 60 second installation.
    04-21-2017 08:48 PM
  13. CyreneK's Avatar
    I'm using one I bought at Walmart called Tzumi Pro Glass. It was $10 and comes with a frame for installation. I actually only bought it for the frame, but ended up really liking the glass. I've had it on six months and it's still perfect. Prior to install, I clean the screen and then cover it with the masking tape from a lint roller I remove the tape in one swipe just prior to applying the protector. Perfect every time.

    Zaggs are good, but I often get a halo because I think they are cut too wide. I had tried Belkin, Installed by Apple, and I returned it after two days. It was so smudgey, I couldn't stand it. And the edges were rough. Maybe they've improved since then, but I never went back to it.
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    04-21-2017 09:35 PM
  14. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    I'm using one I bought at Walmart called Tzumi Pro Glass. It was $10 and comes with a frame for installation. I actually only bought it for the frame, but ended up really liking the glass. I've had it on six months and it's still perfect. Prior to install, I clean the screen and then cover it with the masking tape from a lint roller I remove the tape in one swipe just prior to applying the protector. Perfect every time.

    Zaggs are good, but I often get a halo because I think they are cut too wide. I had tried Belkin, Installed by Apple, and I returned it after two days. It was so smudgey, I couldn't stand it. And the edges were rough. Maybe they've improved since then, but I never went back to it.
    Do you think it matters if some of them "flex" more or less than other brands? Maybe they would be less prone to breakage if they "give" a little in the flex department. Maybe tougher....

    According to some of the YouTube reviews they always test for flexing but they don't want to go to far because I know it will break eventually.
    04-22-2017 12:05 PM
  15. CyreneK's Avatar
    I can't say. I've never really had one break except for once when I was on a ride at Cedar Point. I usually replace once the anti-fingerprint coating wears off. So far, this Walmart one I'm using has yet to have that happen which is unusual after 6 months.
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    04-22-2017 12:12 PM
  16. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Zagg has best clarity by far and feels the best(the cuts suck if it's not case friendly cut). The belkin one I got installed broke in under a week on its own and scratches really easy. Most 1-20.00 screen protectors do ok but I've noticed the clarity isn't that great and the olephobic coating wears off pretty fast.
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