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Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by RudyL90, Apr 14, 2011.

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    Last week I purchased a iPad 2 screenprotector on eBay. Today I found it in my mailbox. I have tried to place the protector on the screen several times, but it seems impossible to do this without creating air bubbles. Is someone familiar with this problem? How to avoid these air bubbles?

    Can anyone tell me where to get a GOOD screen protector, which doesn't have this problem when putting it on the screen?

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    Almost all screen covers of this size will initially include air bubbles, you have to remove them. The most helpful thing to do is to check on YouTube how to put on a shield.

    But if you were looking for a new one anyway, then the Zaggmate invisibleShield may be a good option. It comes with everything you need to put it on and remove air bubbles.

    Now to the bubbles, since the shield is already on, you would have to try and push them to the side, before the adhesive dries. A spatula/ruler would work.
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    I have become so frustrated, I totally distroyed the screenprotector. I will just buy another one.
    Thanks, I just saw a movie on youtube and I will try that the next time.

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    I install zagg on all my electronic devices and always have a few bubbles on my screen after installation. They go away after a few days.
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    They just dissappear?

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    Just go to best buy they can install them for you instead of wasting money on a bunch of protectors.
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    Listen, my adivce to u (since u r obviously new to this) is to either watch a YouTube movie for how to install a productive sheet OR go to one of those mobile and accessories booths who sell these products they usually offer to install it for u
    I strongly recommend the second option since it is really harder to do this with the big screen. Even for the pro.
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    Ok, I hope there are stores in the Netherlands who can help me with it. I don't think so.

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    the screen bubbles flatten out. Read the directions. Its states that bubbles are common after installation but will disappear after a few days (assuming they are small ones)
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    True, but haven't you looked at the image in the first post?

    Those bubbles won't go away by itself.
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    Screen protectors can be put on flawlessly if you start at the top and use a credit card to smooth the surface as it unrolls the protective film. You have to take it slow and work from the center, but it will produce perfect results. Make sure you clean the screen with a magnetic wipe to remove small particles. Should you get a bubble, it can be smoothed over by repeated swipes until it hits the edge and smoothest out. I put them on my iPads the second I opened the box and the screens are perfectly protected.
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    just looked at the picture now. He didn't do something right
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    I messed up, I know. I should have searched for information how to attach it, but I did not and failed. :)

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    I agree ! I ruined the first one and went back to Best Buy - they installed it in minutes without any bubbles for $19.99.
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    Well, I succesfully installed a screenprotector on my iPad 2 screen. No air bubbles.
    Just one problem, fingerprints and smudges are still there.
    Is there a screenprotector that stays clean?

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    It's not an easy task sometimes to install a screen protector. Those YouTube videos help, but it doesn't work out the same way I wanted to. I kind of rub it out using the squeegee provided in the package.
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    I already succeded in installing one. I installed it in a with steam filled bathroom, worked great.
    Only problem still is that this cheap one does not prevent smudges or fingerprints to appear.
    Does anyone know a good screenprotector that stays clean?

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    Hello...I have ipad and the screen of the device get scratches and it looks bad, so i am here looking for screen protector.
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    It depends on the type of screen protector you're using. I have installed and used both glossy and matte screen protectors on iPad -- and the glossy ones tend to retain fingerprints and oily smudges a lot more than a matte surface. (In fact, I can't find fingerprints and smudges on it at all.)

    Also, the screen protector I have is a rigid sheet and does *not* use an adhesive or bonding agent, so it was quite easy to install - I could peel it off and retry as many times as I needed to seat it right over the screen. (It wasn't one of those "once it's on, it's stuck on for good" sheets.)
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    So I should buy a rigid matte one. Do you know where I could order such a screenprotector?

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