1. KingBuick's Avatar
    So I was in a local Apple Store a few weeks ago talking to a rep about screen protectors for the 5s. They were all new brands. I asked the specialist if they could put the new screen protector on my iPhone after I got it, as they always have done. He said no because they had some liability issues sent from corporate. I was a bit annoyed by this.

    At places like Best Buy and the Verizon store, they can install screen protectors on the phone or device. However I don't like Best Buy because I've had some bad experiences there with the staff not knowing anything about the products. The VZW store is better.

    I wouldn't mind buying my next iPhone at the Apple Store and then heading over to the Verizon Store right after to buy a screen protector for them to install. It still is a bit of a pain though to do this.

    I hope that Apple will change this policy when the next iPhones come out. What do you all think about this?

    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s 64 GB or Space Grey iPad Air 128 GB WiFi + Cellular. Both devices using VZW 4G LTE and running iOS 7.1 .
    07-02-2014 08:07 AM
  2. Hansana's Avatar
    Well they don't HAVE to put it you know. I always go a Chinese shop and pay $5 for a screen protector and get it installed.


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    07-02-2014 08:09 AM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    I suppose their corporate policy could change. Nothing you can do about it.
    07-02-2014 08:40 AM
  4. serglb's Avatar
    Back in 2011 (May be farther) they decided to stop selling iPhone screen protectors in-store to advertise how strong their screens are and they stopped putting them on customers phones because if it was placed incorrectly the customer would request for it be removed and another installed (for free)- as you might know, Apple isn't a fan of wasting money.


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    07-02-2014 08:58 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As nitpicky as some customers are, I'm not surprised. If I were Apple, I wouldn't install them either.
    07-02-2014 09:44 AM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Oh no...that would be bad. I am horrible at applying screen protectors, I always get bubbles. I've always had someone apply them when I buy them.

    Oh well.....you live you learn and you adapt...
    07-02-2014 01:18 PM
  7. ajl's Avatar
    That's weird. But I don't have a hard time believing it.
    07-02-2014 11:51 PM
  8. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I have OCD. I install my own screen protectors. Though lately I've been using tempered glass.

    I can kind of see where the Apple Store is coming from. Perhaps it's because they are having people demand free replacements for bubbles. Possibly coming back the next day or days later claiming it came off and wanting another free.

    Could be many things.

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    07-03-2014 05:11 AM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I have OCD. I install my own screen protectors. Though lately I've been using tempered glass.

    I can kind of see where the Apple Store is coming from. Perhaps it's because they are having people demand free replacements for bubbles. Possibly coming back the next day or days later claiming it came off and wanting another free.

    Could be many things.

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    I'll come find you!!!! I can't do mine, I'm terrible at it.
    07-03-2014 12:18 PM
  10. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I'll come find you!!!! I can't do mine, I'm terrible at it.
    I'd do it for you!


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    07-03-2014 12:42 PM
  11. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I can install my own on my iPod touch, but for my iPad, yesterday, I went to best buy mobile in the same shopping mall. They did it in minutes and it's flawless.
    07-03-2014 01:22 PM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    There are 2 kinds of screen protectors - Wet and Dry. The sry is harder to get on because once it touches the first time and you don't like it, You have to start over. The Zagg wet protectors that the the stores like the Zagg kiosks outside all Apple stores spray your phone screen and screen protector with an alcohol based solution and put it on, Squeegee it out normally they are all perfect as is my 5S and iPad. All Best Buys put them on too when you buy them and they are good at it.
    07-03-2014 03:03 PM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'd do it for you!


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    I love you!!!!!


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    07-03-2014 04:29 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    Not surprising because I am sure there was a few people who complained about it not being on right and requested another being put on. Those are the same people who would complain when apple and others will no longer put screen protectors on and they wonder why. If i buy screen protectors I usually go to verizon because they do it for free and have had no issues with them doing it in the past.
    07-03-2014 05:37 PM
  15. Siri_KGMA's Avatar
    There greedy.
    07-03-2014 06:10 PM
  16. zerog46's Avatar
    I always do my own. No one to blame if it's messed up.
    07-03-2014 07:02 PM
  17. lui22's Avatar
    You have no idea how much this bothers me....
    Apple Store No Longer Allowed to Install Screen Protectors?-img_20140703_191102.jpg

    I knew they didn't install iPad ones but i thought they'd at least install the iPhone ones since you know at least they sell them
    07-03-2014 10:13 PM
  18. zerog46's Avatar
    I feel your pain. I had a BB once.
    07-03-2014 11:22 PM
  19. ritesh's Avatar
    I too always do mine and for friends and family. I use a wet microfibre cloth to wipe the screen ( phone turned off completely) and keep it moist so as to get best results. The wetness also helps in moving the protector once placed. Then use a credit card to squeeze out water and a hair dryer to dry out the oozing water. The olden times screen protectors needed this water therapy, which I still follow :-)
    Have yet to try out glass protectors. Are they simpler to install?
    07-04-2014 02:49 AM
  20. AlexJ92's Avatar
    There are 2 kinds of screen protectors - Wet and Dry. The sry is harder to get on because once it touches the first time and you don't like it, You have to start over. The Zagg wet protectors that the the stores like the Zagg kiosks outside all Apple stores spray your phone screen and screen protector with an alcohol based solution and put it on, Squeegee it out normally they are all perfect as is my 5S and iPad. All Best Buys put them on too when you buy them and they are good at it.
    Just wondering... This might seem like a stupid question but when you have the wet screen protector and they spray the alcohol based water on your iphone, can't that cause water damage or set off the water detectors? Haha


    Sent from my iPhone 5S
    07-05-2014 03:48 PM
  21. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Just wondering... This might seem like a stupid question but when you have the wet screen protector and they spray the alcohol based water on your iphone, can't that cause water damage or set off the water detectors? Haha


    Sent from my iPhone 5S
    I won't even use the alcohol ones. I hate any form of liquid around my devices. I've gotten good at putting them on dry.


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    07-06-2014 12:22 AM
  22. OBF's Avatar
    You have no idea how much this bothers me....
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    I knew they didn't install iPad ones but i thought they'd at least install the iPhone ones since you know at least they sell them
    Use a credit card or a microfiber cloth and keep wiping the screen down until those bubbles disappear. The same thing happened on my Galaxy S3 and I did just that applying a little bit of force (not too hard you don't want to break the screen) and eventually the bubbles went away. It's time consuming but if you really want those bubbles gone, you gotta work them out.
    07-12-2014 04:01 PM
  23. iFrosty's Avatar
    If i desire a screen protector, i always get Zagg. Their new Glass screen protectors are amazing. (you no longer need spray solution for it)
    Two i always install them myself. Having used to work at best buy i couldn't tell you how many screens where sent away because they weren't installed correctly.
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    07-12-2014 11:21 PM
  24. Bradley Spence's Avatar
    It's true. Apple Stores aren't allowed to install the screen protectors for customers however the odd employee might stretch the rules. This is an advantage to me because I'm a ZAGG franchise owner and we install the invisibleSHIELD on people's devices so Apple usually refers us a lot of customers. We get a lot of picky customers and I can see why Apple enforces this rule. It's not easy putting screen protectors and it takes days of training and weeks of practise before you can get them perfect every time. It's also a bit of an art... Not everyone can put on a screen protector.
    07-14-2014 12:12 PM

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