1. Jude526's Avatar
    I went to the Apple Store in the mall. My job offers a corporate discount

    Got the Belkin screen protector and registration on Belkin site gives a 5 yr warranty.

    It covers the entire phone screen. Very nice screen protector. I like Belkin products
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    09-18-2022 12:04 AM
  2. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    Nice!

    I don’t use a screen protector but I’ve considered it. Is it more a peace of mind thing or do you think you’d likely have scratch marks on the screen without it?
    09-18-2022 02:52 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    As I mentioned in another thread I don’t like screen protectors over the naked touch of the display but in my wait for my 14 Pro Max I ordered four cases on Amazon and the one I ended up choosing came with a no name edge to edge glass protector so I installed it and honesty it’s invisible to me and I like that it doesn’t have that notch cutout that I despise.

    Micro scratches don’t bother me but I’m sure if I was to crack my 14 display this early in the new cycle it would be a hard replacement and I don’t buy AppleCare so thank you to whoever put an unadvertised item in my order
    09-18-2022 03:20 AM
  4. C6TX6's Avatar
    I never used screen protectors when Apple had curved display glass. Since the 12 series with flat glass, absolutely. Always got the full glass cover (ones with notch were awful). My 13 Pro Max screen has never been touched by a finger, as soon as it was taken out of the box the first thing I did was put on a tempered glass! Will do that from this point out as long as the glass is flat. None of my Samsung phones have had them due to curved glass as well.

    Point is if you use a tempered glass protector, you will never have micro scratches and the screen glass will always look new which is good for resale. Also in the event of a drop, the risk of screen glass damage is reduced tremendously.

    No need to over pay as well. Glass is glass and paying $40 for one is a waste of money. The cheap ones on Amazon that include the plastic alignment frame costing under $20 for 2 or 3 protectors work and look great IMHO.
    LVMHgirl and tadpoles like this.
    09-18-2022 08:05 AM
  5. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I used to get the Belkin screen protector from the Apple Store but then I found the Spigen tempered glass screen protector (EZ fit). It fits the entire display and it costs a fraction of the price of the Belkin and it's super easy to install: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B23LW7NV...mUvbUpU3292612
    09-18-2022 09:21 AM
  6. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I used to get the Belkin screen protector from the Apple Store but then I found the Spigen tempered glass screen protector (EZ fit). It fits the entire display and it costs a fraction of the price of the Belkin and it's super easy to install: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B23LW7NV...mUvbUpU3292616
    This is the one I have also.
    Mr Segundus likes this.
    09-18-2022 11:03 AM
  7. Jude526's Avatar
    It wasn’t that expensive for my needs and the entire screen is covered. It’s not showing a lot of prints as well. I have always used a screen protector and a case.
    Everyone has what works best for them. I was impressed that this screen protector offers a 5 yr warranty.
    I am very picky screen protectors I have used in the past have worked but I like this one the best so far!
    I know the Belkin brand and own a lot of their products.
    C6TX6 likes this.
    09-18-2022 01:57 PM
  8. garment69's Avatar
    I used to get the Belkin screen protector from the Apple Store but then I found the Spigen tempered glass screen protector (EZ fit). It fits the entire display and it costs a fraction of the price of the Belkin and it's super easy to install: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B23LW7NV...mUvbUpU3292710
    If you use a screen protector and you don’t buy Spigens you’re making a mistake. For the money, there is nothing better in the market.
    csierra72, C6TX6 and Mr Segundus like this.
    09-19-2022 05:43 AM
  9. csierra72's Avatar
    I used to get the Belkin screen protector from the Apple Store but then I found the Spigen tempered glass screen protector (EZ fit). It fits the entire display and it costs a fraction of the price of the Belkin and it's super easy to install: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B23LW7NV...mUvbUpU3292714
    That's what I went with as well. Super easy install.
    Mr Segundus likes this.
    09-19-2022 08:33 AM
  10. Annie_M's Avatar
    It wasn’t that expensive for my needs and the entire screen is covered. It’s not showing a lot of prints as well...
    That is a HUGE Plus! Did you put it on yourself, or did Apple?
    09-19-2022 09:42 AM
  11. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    I used to get the Belkin screen protector from the Apple Store but then I found the Spigen tempered glass screen protector (EZ fit). It fits the entire display and it costs a fraction of the price of the Belkin and it's super easy to install: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B23LW7NV...mUvbUpU3292723
    I used to use dbrand's Prism until I found these, inexpensive so they're easy to keep on hand as well as apply. Which is great, since my wife and daughter seem to go out of their way to damage them.
    Mr Segundus likes this.
    09-19-2022 10:36 AM
  12. Jude526's Avatar
    That is a HUGE Plus! Did you put it on yourself, or did Apple?
    Apple installed it free
    Annie_M likes this.
    09-19-2022 11:53 AM
  13. Annie_M's Avatar
    09-19-2022 11:55 AM
  14. Jude526's Avatar
    They always do
    09-19-2022 11:56 AM
  15. TLD1's Avatar
    I used to get the Belkin screen protector from the Apple Store but then I found the Spigen tempered glass screen protector (EZ fit). It fits the entire display and it costs a fraction of the price of the Belkin and it's super easy to install: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B23LW7NV...mUvbUpU3292905
    Thanks for the link! I just picked up the Spigen screen protector. I ran them religiously on my last two iPhones, and for someone clumsy like me, the installation trays are the ticket!
    Mr Segundus likes this.
    09-21-2022 06:21 PM
  16. C6TX6's Avatar
    If you use a screen protector and you don’t buy Spigens you’re making a mistake. For the money, there is nothing better in the market.
    So much this!
    I got one, put it on as soon as the plastic was pulled off my 14 PM, and wow!
    Easier to put on than falling off a log backward!
    And PERFECT results. No bubbles and very smooth.

    I got this case and the feel is a bit weird it has a good balance of protection without being too thick.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B84W3MSF...mUvbUpU3292921
    09-21-2022 09:19 PM
  17. imwjl's Avatar
    I recognize the convenience and help aspects of the Apple Store, and can't fault that. I own some Apple stock so appreciate that. In another realm, my work has Apple mobile devices in MDM by the dozens and in rougher service than most personal use. From that we know how well $2 to $4 screen protectors and $10 to $12 cases are against the premium stuff. They work very well or just as well.

    I can't fault either choice. If there is a scam or something goofy would point to cases more than screen protectors. Lots of bulky ones leave screens just as vulnerable, they are more difficult to hang onto, and aesthetics can be off-putting. For general function that is slim and durable it is hard to beat something like or same as Spigen Liquid Air. For aesthetics and ease of bare phone handling it is hard to beat Apple's own.
    09-22-2022 01:59 PM
  18. Manny13840's Avatar
    Nice!

    I don’t use a screen protector but I’ve considered it. Is it more a peace of mind thing or do you think you’d likely have scratch marks on the screen without it?
    I went with no screen protector with my 12 pro max and will do the same with 14 pro max. I did apply the liquid ceramic screen protector from amazon $400 insurance. Reason that I no longer use a protector is because all the lint and dust it collects on the side and scratches never bothered me as dist and dirt, especially those lint that stay behind the protector. I even had apple and other professionals install them and still dust and lint stay behind the protector. A spigen case that still comes front of the screen is good enough.
    Up_And_Away likes this.
    09-23-2022 09:02 PM
  19. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    I went with no screen protector with my 12 pro max and will do the same with 14 pro max. I did apply the liquid ceramic screen protector from amazon $400 insurance. Reason that I no longer use a protector is because all the lint and dust it collects on the side and scratches never bothered me as dist and dirt, especially those lint that stay behind the protector. I even had apple and other professionals install them and still dust and lint stay behind the protector. A spigen case that still comes front of the screen is good enough.
    Thanks for the feedback Manny13840. I'm probably just going to stick with how I've done it: a slim profile case, no screen protector, leave the rest in the hands of the iphone protection gods
    turbochgd likes this.
    09-23-2022 09:42 PM
  20. imwjl's Avatar
    I went with no screen protector with my 12 pro max and will do the same with 14 pro max. I did apply the liquid ceramic screen protector from amazon $400 insurance. Reason that I no longer use a protector is because all the lint and dust it collects on the side and scratches never bothered me as dist and dirt, especially those lint that stay behind the protector. I even had apple and other professionals install them and still dust and lint stay behind the protector. A spigen case that still comes front of the screen is good enough.
    Ah yes, when the professionals leave some dust behind the glass and one likely paid a lot of money for that.

    When I found you can get protector glass sheets for $2.30 to $3, in 3-packs, and with tape or jigs for placement I developed my own skills. I did a re-think and ordered some for my 14er phone because my sports and trail building activities will do small scratches.
    09-28-2022 06:48 AM
  21. JohnPeter1's Avatar
    https://www.gadgetshieldz.com/apple-...een-guard.htmlI use a Gadgetgshieldz screen protector on my phone and it is good for scratch protection.
    Last edited by JohnPeter1; 01-11-2023 at 07:21 AM.
    11-25-2022 06:29 AM
  22. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    Years ago we used the Zagg tempered glass screen protectors with the lifetime warranty and “free” replacements but they were expensive, tedious (we had to place the order for the “free” replacement, wait forever for the replacement to arrive, then send the cracked/damaged/misaligned screen back). I put “free” in quotes because we had to pay I think maybe $5 or $7 dollars for them to ship each “free” replacement to us and then of course we paid for shipping the old one back.

    Then I discovered the inexpensive tempered glass screen protectors on Amazon that were just as good and smooth to the touch for basically the price of Zagg’s shipping fees for the “free” replacements. Plus they come in multipacks (so you always have a backup on hand) with the application frames that ensure perfect placement of the protectors.

    We’ve been using them ever since and here is one that we use for the 14 Pro:



    amFilm 2 Pack OneTouch Glass Screen Protector Compatible for iPhone 14 Pro 6.1 Inch 2022, Easiest Installation, Dynamic Island Compatible, Bubble Free and Full Coverage Case Friendly. https://a.co/d/2hmIPyA

    11-29-2022 11:48 PM
  23. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    Years ago we used the Zagg tempered glass screen protectors with the lifetime warranty and “free” replacements but they were expensive, tedious (we had to place the order for the “free” replacement, wait forever for the replacement to arrive, then send the cracked/damaged/misaligned screen back). I put “free” in quotes because we had to pay I think maybe $5 or $7 dollars for them to ship each “free” replacement to us and then of course we paid for shipping the old one back.

    Then I discovered the inexpensive tempered glass screen protectors on Amazon that were just as good and smooth to the touch for basically the price of Zagg’s shipping fees for the “free” replacements. Plus they come in multipacks (so you always have a backup on hand) with the application frames that ensure perfect placement of the protectors.

    We’ve been using them ever since and here is one that we use for the 14 Pro:

    [IMG=507x512]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20221130/8db61ea5af2dbf7e75580dbe5488935f.jpg[/url]

    amFilm 2 Pack OneTouch Glass Screen Protector Compatible for iPhone 14 Pro 6.1 Inch 2022, Easiest Installation, Dynamic Island Compatible, Bubble Free and Full Coverage Case Friendly. https://a.co/d/2hmIPyA

    Yeah, that's why I don't pay the insane prices for Zagg anymore. They aren't any better than the inexpensive Spigen screen protectors and the "free" replacements are a joke since you have to pay for them.
    LVMHgirl likes this.
    12-02-2022 09:46 AM
  24. Annie_M's Avatar
    I have been on the Zagg bandwagon in the past. Then I realized that I had to replace two of them (on two separate phones). Each time, I took my phone to a local family-owned repair shop and replaced the screen protector with one for $10.00. They put it on for me, and both times, the cheaper screen protector lasted much longer. So, when it's time to get a new phone, I won't buy a Zagg... I'll go back to the little family-owned business, and get one there!
    mrluky60 likes this.
    12-02-2022 10:07 AM
  25. imwjl's Avatar
    I have been on the Zagg bandwagon in the past. Then I realized that I had to replace two of them (on two separate phones). Each time, I took my phone to a local family-owned repair shop and replaced the screen protector with one for $10.00. They put it on for me, and both times, the cheaper screen protector lasted much longer. So, when it's time to get a new phone, I won't buy a Zagg... I'll go back to the little family-owned business, and get one there!
    I tend to support local but per my other posts, will stay with the .26 mm glass vs more common .33 thickness 3-packs that are around $10 or less. The jig and supplies included make getting good and fast easy. Between the thinner type, time saved and money saved all worth the effort.
    Annie_M likes this.
    12-03-2022 09:11 AM
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