Nowadays, with increasing usage of touchscreen phones, there arises a need to protect these screens. A screen protector is meant to protect the phones’ screen mostly from external factors such as water, dust, heavy fingerprints, oil, shock, scratches and of course from a fatal fall. They are also meant to increase the efficiency of the screen by providing a smooth surface for easy scrolling with fingers and for better light transmittance which makes the display of the screen clearer.
Installing and applying a tempered glass screen cover is very easy and one does not need to incur an expense on it. You can do it yourself! When buying one, make sure you buy one meant for your phones’ make and model, as recommended by a pro.
There are two methods related to installing a screen protector, for glass you simply need to follow the dry mounting method and for non-glass you could follow the wet mounting method.
The dry mounting process is very simple as you only need a squeegee. Below are the steps to follow when you need to know how to apply tempered glass protector.
Step 1: Holding the screen protector, open its sticky side.
Step 2: Place it on the phone carefully while balancing to ensure it fits exactly and perfectly on the screen.
Step 3: Use a squeezer to get rid of the bubbles that may form. If you do not have a squeezer, you can use your fingers. Slowly and gently, drag the bubble towards the ends of the screen. Make sure to remove all the bubbles.
Step 4: Open the top side of the screen protector to reveal a clear tempered glass protector.
The protector in the dry mounting is kept glued to the screen by static electricity. The application and installation is straightforward and no adhesives are required. It is recommended that when using this method, it should be done in a dust free environment. Dust may cause the protector not to stick to the screen. Another advantage of this method is that it allows one to lift up the paper and take care of dust particles and misalignment. Protectors by this method tend to peel off faster than ones by the wet method.
Here is a video on how to dry mount a protector, for those who like watching how it’s done.
Step 1: Using the spray, clean the screen thoroughly with a piece of clean soft cloth or a tissue paper.
Step 2: Spray both the front and back the screen protector. You can be generous with the spray!
Step 3: place the screen protector on top of the phone`s screen. Position while balancing it on the screen. Make sure it is perfectly positioned.
Step 4: Apply the squeezer to remove the remaining alcohol that is caught in between the screen and the protector. Do it gently and softly to avoid breaking the screen.
Step 5: Leave the screen to dry for a minimum of 30 minutes. Do not tamper with it as it dries. If you want to put a phone case on, do it after 4 hours of installing and applying the protector.
On the wet mounting method, it’s a bit tiring and needs a lot of attention compared to the dry one. It also requires patience with all screen cleaning, protector re-moistening and phone drying. The liquid adds weight and can cause the protector to fold and dance in every direction if not properly removed by the squeezer. Wet protectors are resistant to peeling and easier to place since they do not attract dust and air bubbles. Wet protectors also give the better results than dry protectors if the application and installation are done perfectly.