1. Manny13840's Avatar
    I have gone through several screen protectors and none have come out perfect even using bathroom method. I got this one on and its ok, but one corner you can see it has a tiny dust(spec) I tried using tape and it won’t come out, I’m leaning to leave it hopefully my ocd goes away. What would you guys do? Just deal with it? I also went for a while without a screen protector I do have AC+ but rather a SP on for now...
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    03-13-2018 09:55 PM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    The biggest secret is just having a dust free environment, wiping the screen down with some sort of cleaner, drying it off, using something sticky to remove any dust from the cloth you used to dry, and not peeling the protector off to install until you’re actually putting it on. It doesn’t always go as planned, but if all you have is one single speck, as long as it’s not in the way I wouldn’t worry about it.
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    03-13-2018 10:42 PM
  3. Manny13840's Avatar
    The biggest secret is just having a dust free environment, wiping the screen down with some sort of cleaner, drying it off, using something sticky to remove any dust from the cloth you used to dry, and not peeling the protector off to install until you’re actually putting it on. It doesn’t always go as planned, but if all you have is one single speck, as long as it’s not in the way I wouldn’t worry about it.
    Yea its just that single speck, thanks for your input bud, I’m just going to try to ignore it. Just wanted someone else’s point of view. Anyone has specks or one single thing and left it?
    03-13-2018 10:58 PM
  4. bakron1's Avatar
    I have tired many ways including wiping both the screen and the screen protector with all the dust collection clothes they provide and it’s a crap shoot.

    Sometimes I get one without any dust and sometimes it has a couple of tiny specs. I have just learned to accept the end result and move on. Most of the time I never notice the specs anyways when the screen is on.
    03-14-2018 08:30 AM
  5. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I have tired many ways including wiping both the screen and the screen protector with all the dust collection clothes they provide and it’s a crap shoot.

    Sometimes I get one without any dust and sometimes it has a couple of tiny specs. I have just learned to accept the end result and move on. Most of the time I never notice the specs anyways when the screen is on.
    That's true... dust specks they are not as noticeable when the screen is on, and I've forced myself to ignore a tiny one I have on my 8 Plus. I've also learned to pay for someone to install my screen protectors because they do a much better job than I have EVER been able to do. I have failed [epically] every single time.... at home, at work, at my Mother in law's.... UGH!
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    03-14-2018 09:51 AM
  6. Manny13840's Avatar
    That's true... dust specks they are not as noticeable when the screen is on, and I've forced myself to ignore a tiny one I have on my 8 Plus. I've also learned to pay for someone to install my screen protectors because they do a much better job than I have EVER been able to do. I have failed [epically] every single time.... at home, at work, at my Mother in law's.... UGH!
    Me too, Best buy installed one of them and left bunch of lints due the cloth they used.. So I had a friend who installs them pretty good but left that speck/dust in the left shown in the picture, I used a tape but doesn't come out so I don't want to keep messing it. Just need to ignore it. Probably in months I'll take it off and go without a screen protector anyways.
    03-14-2018 10:55 AM
  7. Manny13840's Avatar
    I have tired many ways including wiping both the screen and the screen protector with all the dust collection clothes they provide and it’s a crap shoot.

    Sometimes I get one without any dust and sometimes it has a couple of tiny specs. I have just learned to accept the end result and move on. Most of the time I never notice the specs anyways when the screen is on.
    You use screen protectors? I saw one of your posts you saying you don't use them anymore. If you don't use one have you gotten any micro scratches?
    03-14-2018 10:56 AM
  8. bakron1's Avatar
    You use screen protectors? I saw one of your posts you saying you don't use them anymore. If you don't use one have you gotten any micro scratches?
    I go back and forth using them, I was sent some demo ones to tryout on my iPhone X and I find myself liking them and haven't taken the demo one off yet. I have had issues in the past with my touch screen sensitivity when using them, but haven't had any of those issues with the X, so it's working out well so far.
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    03-14-2018 11:12 AM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    You have an Apple store near? They install theirs with a machine. Perfect straight install with no lint, period. It’s perfect every time.
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    03-14-2018 11:23 AM
  10. Manny13840's Avatar
    You have an Apple store near? They install theirs with a machine. Perfect straight install with no lint, period. It’s perfect every time. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ca4ad9f2ef.jpg
    Nope it's far lol and actually I did have them install one, and there were couple of specks behind it...... The one I have is perfectly aligned just that one tiny speck in the corner that won't take off with tape tried it couple of times....
    03-14-2018 11:32 AM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    Nope it's far lol and actually I did have them install one, and there were couple of specks behind it...... The one I have is perfectly aligned just that one tiny speck in the corner that won't take off with tape tried it couple of times....
    Then they didn’t do it right. Or they didn’t clean it right. Apple did both mine and wife’s and no lint at all. As soon as they took off the slab of tape, they dropped it right into the machine. Almost impossible to get lint on the screen in that split second.
    03-14-2018 11:58 AM
  12. Manny13840's Avatar
    Then they didn’t do it right. Or they didn’t clean it right. Apple did both mine and wife’s and no lint at all. As soon as they took off the slab of tape, they dropped it right into the machine. Almost impossible to get lint on the screen in that split second.
    The guy did that, and there were still lint behind it.. Once he took off the big tape he put it down right away and still got lint in there. Right in the middle of the phone I did not notice until later in the day. So I got a friend to put in a new one he did awesome but the tiny dust particle shown in the picture in top right corner, I tried tape but doesn't come off..

    Would any of you able to live with that? I am trying to live with it... Can you live with it if your X had a tiny spec or lint or dust behind protector?
    03-14-2018 12:09 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    You have an Apple store near? They install theirs with a machine. Perfect straight install with no lint, period. It’s perfect every time. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ca4ad9f2ef.jpg
    Oh that’s good to know I have no dust under mine but it’s a little bit crooked
    03-14-2018 12:16 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    The guy did that, and there were still lint behind it.. Once he took off the big tape he put it down right away and still got lint in there. Right in the middle of the phone I did not notice until later in the day. So I got a friend to put in a new one he did awesome but the tiny dust particle shown in the picture in top right corner, I tried tape but doesn't come off..

    Would any of you able to live with that? I am trying to live with it... Can you live with it if your X had a tiny spec or lint or dust behind protector?
    Live chat? No I’m at work. Me if the dust is viewable while screen is on and in the middle area, it would drive me nuts. If it’s more off in the corner it wouldn’t bother me.
    03-14-2018 12:18 PM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    The biggest secret is just having a dust free environment, wiping the screen down with some sort of cleaner, drying it off, using something sticky to remove any dust from the cloth you used to dry, and not peeling the protector off to install until you’re actually putting it on. It doesn’t always go as planned, but if all you have is one single speck, as long as it’s not in the way I wouldn’t worry about it.
    Run a hot shower, let the bathroom get nice and steamy. Apply the screen protector in the steamy bathroom.
    03-14-2018 12:57 PM
  16. Manny13840's Avatar
    Live chat? No I’m at work. Me if the dust is viewable while screen is on and in the middle area, it would drive me nuts. If it’s more off in the corner it wouldn’t bother me.
    Live chat?? I meant if you can live with that particle in the corner.

    Mine is the in corner if you see the picture, its on the right top corner, a tiny bubble on the edge of the protector, it's there and there is a tiny dust particle but its in the corner. When screen is on of course it isn't viewable and you can only see the particle if you look from the top when screen is on and on white backgrounds, but who looks on there phone from the top view, good thing the particle is on the edge exactly between the bezel and active screen looking on top angle makes it look like its on the actual screen but it is not, it's on the bezel side of it... Just trying to fight my OCD and hoping I ain't only one with something like that and trying to find someone who can live with it.
    03-14-2018 01:03 PM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    Yea its just that single speck, thanks for your input bud, I’m just going to try to ignore it. Just wanted someone else’s point of view. Anyone has specks or one single thing and left it?
    Easier said than done! I've changed screen protectors for 1 spec before! LOL

    It's kinda like cracked screen for me. I always get SO annoyed when I see someone using a phone with a cracked screen. Once I had a cracked iPad and I paid to get it repaired rather than live with the small crack!
    03-14-2018 01:12 PM
  18. Manny13840's Avatar
    Run a hot shower, let the bathroom get nice and steamy. Apply the screen protector in the steamy bathroom.
    Tried that bud, lint and some dust particles were still able to somehow sneak behind it... I tried twice.. Just trying to find out if anyone can live with it.. thats all no need of how to apply them, have gone through so many around 15 that I already gave up and going to try to live with it.... Just wanting to see how many can live with it here thats all.
    03-14-2018 02:33 PM
  19. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't think it would bother me too much in the corner like that. I've had some doozy installs that I just learned to live with, and some that I took off and trashed right away.
    I have noticed though the more time I take trying to get every speck of dust off my phone, the worse the install goes. If I just give it a quick wipe, a quick clean, another quick wipe, then align quickly everything goes much more smoothly. Fewer bubbles, straighter alignment, and less dust.
    03-14-2018 05:15 PM
  20. Manny13840's Avatar
    I don't think it would bother me too much in the corner like that. I've had some doozy installs that I just learned to live with, and some that I took off and trashed right away.
    I have noticed though the more time I take trying to get every speck of dust off my phone, the worse the install goes. If I just give it a quick wipe, a quick clean, another quick wipe, then align quickly everything goes much more smoothly. Fewer bubbles, straighter alignment, and less dust.

    Thank you, good thing its not in the middle.. hopefully my ocd goes away soon with more use of it and once the SP gets scratches it my ocd goes away.. but just wanted to see what some of you might of done if it was in the corner
    03-14-2018 08:19 PM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    One of the reasons I don’t use a screen protector is because it would drive me insane if it weren’t perfect. I’d rather deal with the added risk of not using one.
    It’s also worth noting that I’ve never used a screen protector and have never damaged a screen.
    03-14-2018 09:14 PM
  22. Manny13840's Avatar
    One of the reasons I don’t use a screen protector is because it would drive me insane if it weren’t perfect. I’d rather deal with the added risk of not using one.
    It’s also worth noting that I’ve never used a screen protector and have never damaged a screen.
    I went for a while without one for about two weeks I do have apple care + for it. But just wasn’t comfortable maybe cause in my years all my phones I had SP on it. Its just that this time the SP that I have installed and/or professionals haven’t been perfect at all never had this kind of problem all my SP installs from iphone 4 to 7 plus have always been perfect on first install, on my 7 plus I did have to install it twice in best buy due to too many dust and lint but never have I gone through 10+ installs... The one I have has been particularly almost the best install since I got the X in November... Through in the 7 Plus i had dusts in the edges but it didn’t bother me cause it was in the bezel area, but like X is edge to edge display with so little bezels so you can still see in the corner and my Ocd kicks in. I’m hoping by time passes my OCD can go away and just forget about it and move on. Just wanted to see what you guys would do or help me in moving on. Hopefully in couple of months or year I can remove it and go without a SP.
    03-14-2018 11:03 PM
  23. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have honestly come to the conclusion that if there is a spec of dust to leave it be. If it's not in the center of the screen, even better.
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    03-15-2018 09:14 AM
  24. Manny13840's Avatar
    I have honestly come to the conclusion that if there is a spec of dust to leave it be. If it's not in the center of the screen, even better.
    Yea I’m happy its not in the center.
    03-15-2018 09:25 AM
  25. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Yea I’m happy its not in the center.
    My line of thinking also comes from this: I have grown into the habit of buying 2 screen protectors at once. 1 goes into immediate use, and the other as a backup in case something happens. Once I use the backup, I will order 1 or 2 more (depending on how close I am to possibly upgrading). The first time I tried getting the 'perfect' application I wound up using the spare trying to get a 'better' application. That stopped quite quickly when the 2nd turned out the same as the first.
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    03-15-2018 09:32 AM
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