Can a noob stick a protective glass on the iPhone?

Let’s do this-if a person does something for the first time, then he can be called a noob in this matter. I never pasted the protective glass on the phone! I saw this process only once. Therefore, you can safely consider me a noob in gluing protective glass. In this article I will answer the question. can the noob can stick the protective glass well on the iPhone?

So, the glasses were ordered back in October at Aliexpres. They did not tremble after departure from China. Two months have passed, I was extended by the term of protection at my request. As a result, I opened two disputes and sellers returned me money. But the post office turned out to be guilty (who would doubt it). A couple of days ago they sent me two notifications, they say your parcels should be taken urgently (they are almost 30 days in the mail). That is, stupidly the postman did not report notifications.

Started with the first glass for the iPhone 6 Plus. I ordered this link.

Glass was in a foam box. To damage the glass inside, even the mail would have to try very hard.

Before the first experience, I looked at YouTube about the correct gluing. I did not know anything new. The essence of the process boils down to wiping the screen with an alcohol cloth and further neatly imposing glass on the screen.

In the box was not only the glass itself in a special case, but also a double set of small napkins: wet (alcohol) and dry. They wiped the screen in turn:

Then he took out the glass, unscrewed the protective film, pulling it by the special label. And neatly put the glass. And then I was surprised-it perfectly led and the air came out for 5-7 seconds. No bubbles and other artifacts were found.

The process was valid for elementary.

The second glass for the iPhone 5s ordered another seller. Here it came in a small cardboard box. In addition to the same step-by-step napkins, Dust-Absorber was included in the kit (vacuum cleaner). Why is it needed? I just did everything the same as with the first glass.

Nuance. Glass for the iPhone 5s is a little more than the visible part of the screen, so as it is not sculpted (even if not evenly) it will still lie cool and close the entire screen, but the iPhone 6 Plus had a tutel in a tutel in width in the width. Therefore, I recommend increased accuracy so that the glass does not steal a couple of pixels.

Conclusion: And here is the answer to the question in the heading. Yes, any person without difficulty and experience sticks a protective glass on his phone. If you are afraid to stick it inaccoursely, well, order two pieces. It will not disappear anyway. there will be a spare.

IPhone XR capabilities and how to protect the display (protective glass or film)

Apple iPhone XR is an ideal example of how to correctly replace the unsuccessful flagship smartphones with a more compromise model without reducing its power. This device is a 10th generation of the smartphone of this well-known brand. iPhone x. Unfortunately, the company from Cupertino has always hardly coped with similar tasks. But this time more or less turned out.

In the process of creating a XR model, as an alternative for the novelty, designed to completely replace it on the market, the manufacturer went to a number of compromises for the better and worst side. Among the “deteriorations” there was a decrease in the screen resolution, as well as a decrease in RAM volume to 3 GB. At the same time, the “improvement” was the installation of the processor of a more powerful Bionic A12, but without additional modules, as in more powerful models. The advantage of the new device capable of maintaining the conversation for up to 25 hours, and playing the video in full brightness up to 16 hours is the advantage of this.

In the iPhone XR, as well as in the older model, the iPhone XS Max, the Dual Sim Dual Standby system is used.This proprietary technology allows you to call and send messages from two numbers at the same time. In this case, during the conversation, only the SIM card is active, with which the call is made.

It should also be borne in mind that most of the devices work with two cards only if the second. In ESIM format. At the same time, the iPhone XR sharpened for this appeared only in September 2018. Two Nano-SIM cards can be used exclusively in smartphones for the Chinese market, which, however, work normally with operators of other countries.

These smartphones are able to receive calls, as well as accept or send SMS messages at once on two numbers if both SIM cards are installed. But outside China, it will not be possible to use two SIM cards when you call it with all the desire. You can only configure interconnected forwarding or answering machine.

Even Gorilla Glass, covering the iPhone XR case, is not safe from scratches, especially if you recall that its firmness rating. Only 5h on the scale of Moos. Therefore, the first thing to do when buying. This is to buy additional protective accessories for the display to protect it at least from minor damage and, partially, from falls.

Find and buy protective films for the iPhone XR or hardened glass is easy. They are sold in any accessory store, for example, on Macincase. This site presents all kinds of protection with various properties and the level of hardness. In this case, it is recommended to pay attention to glass, whose index is at least 9h. Less durable, unfortunately, does not provide the proper level of security.

The main detail of any digital camera is a matrix consisting of photosensitive sensors. The more these sensors, the more light falls into them and the better the photos will be, even if the shooting is carried out in poor lighting. In the iPhone XR, the size of lighting sensors increased from 1.22 to 1.4 microns compared with the base model of the 10th series of smartphones from Apple. In addition to this, the shutter was accelerated, which works almost without delay, which provides a higher clarity of photographs and excessively darkened or lightened areas on them.

The Apple iPhone XR, in addition to an improved camera, also supports the company functionality of the SMART HDR system. almost instantly removes several frames and takes them into one. For this, another proprietary function called Neural Engine is used. This system, interestingly, works, including when shooting in panorama mode, giving clarity to light and dark areas.

Also, the iPhone XR, which is not surprising for the modern, albeit “budget”, but still flagship smartphone, is capable of shooting in several different modes, using automatic focus and, if necessary, creating the effect of the side. At the same time, the level of blurring of the background image in the photo can be changed in post.cutting mode immediately after the frame was removed.

The Truedepth branded front.line front also has impressive opportunities. it is able to take selfies and portraits using post.cutting, changing lighting and blurring. She also supports the aforementioned SmartHDR, and can also shoot video in FullHD resolution, and, which has already become a feature of Apple smartphones, it is able to create photos using branded Animoji and Memoji.

If it comes to the video, then the capabilities of the iPhone XR allow shooting at 1080p with a frequency of up to 240 frames per second, as well as in 4K resolution with a frequency of 60 FPS. At the same time, he is able to record in the dynamic frequency mode using the “Auto frequency” function. This mode automatically adjusts the quality of shooting, reducing the FPS indicator from 30 to 24 frames, which improves the brightness of the finished video without additional post-cutting and using any settings.

Checking the strength of the glass case

Recently they saw a very nervous and exciting test, where the iPhone 13 Pro is used as a hammer for clogging nails, so the test was only the display that was protected in the armor, those displays that were without film received deep scratches and damage. Of course, no one will do this in real life, but the fact is like that. it is better and more reliable than without it.

Further from the same tape, a test for falls from a height of no more than a meter was drawn. they experienced iPhone 13. As a result of such tests, the body of the smartphone was very serious, which is known to be covered with tempered glass. And these glasses are easier to tolerate than vibrations or even the most insignificant deformations of the case. In the case of such powerful damage, the repair will be extremely expensive, especially if it is in the certified Apple service, where only original parts will be used. Therefore, we do not get tired of reminding when buying any iPhone, do not skimp, purchase a cover, film or protective glass immediately. And who was going to switch to the most top.end, we recommend that the maximum version first read our article “Is it worth buying the iPhone 13 Pro Max”

Installation of protective glass

You can do this procedure both yourself and contact a specialist, but in fact there is nothing here so that you can not do it yourself. With a slight skill, this process will take you from no more than five minutes. First you need to get rid of small dust dust, fingerprints and fat formations. Take a dry napkin and wipe the display thoroughly, then take the glass or film remove the protective coating and carefully from above, lay it on the display. If everything is done correctly, then the glass will fall tight and under it will not appear dust or air s. The Internet is full of videos where you can comprehend as soon as possible the basics of this incredibly difficult skill.

We immediately note the important point of the protective film, as well as the glass on the work of Face ID and other sensors does not affect in any way, it has perfect compatibility. Auditory speaker is available thanks to a geometrically true neckline. You can also buy a film with an oleophobic coating, which can be glued on top of the protective glass. This coating is enough for several months, after which you just change the film, and the protective glass remains perfect, very economical and profitable option.

Someone can say that such a “puff pie” will be strongly bulging against the background of the display. Of course, if you choose thick glass, then it will be so. And even in this case, this will not be very noticeable, since starting with the iPhone of the 12th generation, the edges of the case are no longer sloping, but even, so additional glass in combination with armored persons will look like a whole with a display. It is also worth noting the fact that it makes no sense to buy thick glass now, even thin glasses very well protect the display from damage, and in combination with a nanometer film, they will simply not be killed. At the same time, fat stains will not accumulate on the surface, which are subsequently mixed with small particles of dust and begin to scratch this very glass.

Also, the weight of the device “Glass plus film” does not affect at all. And even if you wear the thinnest silicone cover, there will be no problems with bulging, unless, of course, you put thick glass. In general, this minimalist solution will maintain your budget from significant expenses, and will also increase the residual value of the iPhone 13 Pro with subsequent resale. The only thing you have to spend minor money is to replace the film, which will be scratched over time and become unusable. How often this procedure will need to be done only on your accuracy, we have enough films for at least three months.

Hoco Glass

Round packaging is cool. The glass is characterized by a black soft frame, for comparison, Baseus Edge has the same frame quite hard, I liked it more. First we wipe the screen with a damp cloth, then dry, then peel off the film from the glass and sculpt on the screen.

The glass is quite thin, so even a little bends, which simplifies the process of gluing to the screen. I have it perfectly in place the first time. But at the same time, from the side it seems that this is some kind of narrow film attached to the screen, not a protective glass. A clearly visible thin white strip on the very edge, it spoils the whole impression of neatly glued glass. As they say, it does not affect work, but the screen immediately looks like it is not an iPhone X, but XR with its thick framework. As a result, I didn’t like this glass either: it holds perfectly, glues perfectly, but it looks bad.

The guys also sent me a strange little thing: glass to protect the back surface. At first glance, the accessory is useful, because, as we know, everything is scratched, including the surface of the priceless iPhone. A thin patch with a neckline under the camera, and the cutout is wide enough so that it can be glued the first time and without much difficulty. this is good.

But questions arise: why is this strange collective farm neckline under an apple in the center, where dust will invariably stuff. Well, it is not very practical that the lining does not protect the edges of the case, and they inevitably scratch as you use the phone. A thing, as for me, for an amateur, it is better to invest in it in a good cover.

Monarch Clear Glass X

This glass is not particularly impressed: the easiest and most ascetic option. Here we have a cutout under the “monobrov”, where dust usually accumulates along the edges, and an unprotected part will be scratched. No curved edges, which is not particularly practical, but such a glass glued to the screen looks In general, the most economical version. Yes, it costs almost twice cheaper, but it also looks extremely modest. In general, I would not take it.

Some time ago, I already wrote about protective glass for smartphone screens and their advantages over protective films. There were quite a few Комментарии и мнения владельцев, someone stated that it was generally pointless to glue something on the phone. If you think so, then this post is not for you. But among those who gave advice on how best to glue, no one told the method that I will talk about below. I came across it relatively recently. And maybe I will present the “captain’s obviousness”, but, I hope, I will be useful to someone.

So, the usual way is to create a moist atmosphere to confuse all the dust (for example, go to the bath and turn on a hot shower), perfectly clean the glass of the phone and quickly, until the new dust came, attach glass. Alas, it is not possible to stick more or less evenly the first time. It happened that the glass had to be peeled off and glued again. This increased the chances of catching dust, and the sticky layer could be damaged. In any case, the plus of the glass is that it hides almost any hairs, dust dust and even air bubbles in a day or two disappear themselves. Particularly confused people can remove particles accidentally caught under the glass using tape. However, as it turned out, there is a method of a simpler “sticker”.

Most often, accessories are included with glass. wet and dry napkins for wiping the screen and a set of stickers. Well, big. for dust particles, ok, and why small (guide sticker). did not understand, and did not think.

And the casket just opened. First you do not need to remove the film from the protective glass. Ideally attach it to the smartphone screen and fix it with these narrowest stickers. Then “turn over” the glass and clean the smartphone screen well (you can still do this in a wet room). Remove the film from the glass and attach to the screen. Ready. Since this method opened to me, glue everything the first time and almost perfectly!

Ask why I am changing the protective glass so often? It’s simple. I ordered a few 0.2 and 0.26 mm glasses for a sample and it turned out that they were terribly fragile. Cracked even if you unsuccessfully put the phone on the table with a display down or hit something in a bag. So I spent them and ordered the usual 0.3 mm and glad again. Yes, they are thicker and not so convenient to perform gestures from the edge of the screen (if the screen of your smartphone is rounded like an iPhone), but I sometimes drop the phone and I do not want to accidentally break the screen.

In the first post, I also wrote about 3D glasses, which are also circulated to the edges, but in the end it turned out to be. The option with a metal edging does not look very good, dirt falls under the edge. Carbox looks great, but too fragile. Plus part of the covers that “go” to the edges of the iPhone, with 3D glasses are incompatible. And I have a lot of covers and I periodically change them.

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I will say right away. glue protective films on the screen always seemed stupid to me. Well, however, like a remote control in a bag. People who did this were usually guided by two reasons. First, in order not to catch scratches on the screen and subsequently sell the phone more expensive in excellent condition. Secondly, to get some additional options. Available, for example, anti.glazing films. Or matte, with protection against peeping neighbors in transport.

There is also a category of people who get devices already with a glued film, and they simply do not remove it. I had a friend who stubbornly did not remove a film from her smartphone with the inscription “Please, Remove the Protective Film”. Some of the manufacturers of the second echelons of the film (protective rather than transportation) on the screens of their devices are glued to the factory by default. This is relevant for budget smartphones and tablets, the screen of which has plastic, not glass protection.

But enough about the films. I became interested in their alternative in the form of protective glasses a year ago, when I broke the glass into iPhone (then 5s). After replacing the phone was poorly assembled, and the new screen turned out to be the worst quality. So my new “six” received a protective glass at once, you never know what. And then I ordered a few more different glasses to compare them.

  • Most likely, the original glass of the screen will save in the event of an unsuccessful fall (I confirm-I have hands and experience and experience).
  • Glass is much easier to stick than a film under which any dust is on the bubbles.
  • The glass is more pleasant to the touch, it has a good oleophobic coating, protection against scratches.
  • Glass is stronger and more reliable, not to peel it off by accident, for example, putting the phone in a narrow

There are no minuses in my opinion. But there are features. The glass is thicker than the film, but I personally do not feel it in any way. It cannot be noticeably thicken or weighing the phone. And if you have a smartphone/tablet of some very rare model, then you may not find suitable glass for it. But cut it like a film, you can’t.

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iPhone X Tempered Glass Protector! I shattered it.

Protective glass is a simple thing, like five cents, but there are features. Firstly, the thickness. Usually 0.3 mm, but are also found 0.26 mm. I don’t see the difference between these options. In addition, in the description, the expression “2.5D “. This means who the edges of the glass are a little rounded, they are more pleasant to touch.

There are 3D glasses, they are designed for now popular phones with rounded edges of the screen. For example, Samsung Galaxy S6 Egde and iPhone 6/6s. True, technically, we are most often not about solid curved glasses, they are very fragile and complex in production. Manufacturers get out of the situation in different ways. The most “condo” is when glass is size as a phone screen, but not rounded. In this case, dirt and dust are clogged under it. A more elegant solution. когда к обычному стеклу присоединяются изогнутые металлические боковинки (а чтобы все это держалось, сверху имеется защитная пленка). It looks good, although. for an amateur. The metal edges seemed sharp to me.

At the moment, my favorite is glass with a scope of hydrocarbon fiber. Looks like the original iPhone panel. But it costs relatively expensive (do not take cheap analogues, they look bad).

Protective panels with different colors of screen sides come across. a way to refresh the appearance of the phone.

Of course, for phones with curved screens there are also ordinary protective glasses. They cover the front panel to the bend, that is, part of the glass still remains unprotected. It looks good in principle, but not very convenient when using gestures when the finger should be made from the very edge of the screen. It turns out some obstacle, even if it is “2.5D “.

There are glass protection from prying eyes. There are options “2 in 1”, when protective glasses are offered for both the front and back panel.

The strength level for all the glasses sold is declared as 9h and is clearly illustrated. In my experience, glasses are still actively “catching” the scratches, but this does not catch the eye.

Protective glasses for smartphones are especially popular, but they are produced for tablets a lot.

The easiest way, in my opinion, is to order with ebay or aliexpress. I’m not chasing brands, a penny “Noneim” of quite decent quality, in proprietary packaging, complete with accessories for cleaning the screen. In our stores they sell the same thing, but with a margin. The main thing is to choose an experienced seller and read reviews (there are full of them in Russian, many with a photo).

The simplest protective glasses cost from 1-3, cunning for curved screens more expensive. Delivery is usually free.

I repeat, sticking glass is easier than a film. It miraculously hides even small dust particles that would turn into bubbles under the film. The kit usually includes wet and dry napkins, as well as stickers for dust removal. Experts recommend glue glass in the bathroom with a shower. So that there is high humidity and all dust “naits”. But I did not work well without it.

DON’T buy a Screen Protector before watching this.

Do not buy this expensive and useless glass to protect iPhone

Not all protective glasses are equally useful. American users willingly bought protective glasses for the iPhone X for 40 bucks, but lost. The well.known manufacturer of Belkin’s accessories stopped selling the Invisiglass Ultra glasses on his website and in the Apple Store. So if you get on your eyes and think about buying, then you should not take it. Although the characteristics sound tempting: the well-known Corning company produces glass, it increases the resistance to scratches by 3-5 times.

Problems appeared almost immediately, back in November, when the first buyers began to stick Belkin Invisiglass Ultra on the screens of the latest iPhone screens of the latest iPhone. Then dissatisfied people appreciated the quality of glass with one star, in other words, there is nowhere worse. The glass cracked without any impact, although in principle they should protect the devices when falling. Here is the review of one of the buyers.

I bought this glass about a month ago, they glued it on a special device. All this went quickly, the glass looked perfect at the iPhone X, and I was pleased with everyone. But a few days later I pressed the edge of the glass with a handle, it cracked! 3 cracks appeared on the glass. What can I say, I am very disappointed with this quality.

Now that almost 2 months have passed, Belkin reacted to the situation. Here are the words of the company representative Macrumors.

We test the glass with the iPhone X as soon as the phone appeared on sale, we made conclusions and release an improved version of the protective glass.

Invisiglass Ultra updated glass for the iPhone X will appear on sale in January. Belkin was also advised to everyone who has encountered problems, contact Support or Apple Store if they bought protective glasses there. By the way, negative reviews and the glass for the iPhone 8, 7, 6s and 6 are some unsuccessful model.

For Belkin, this is a serious reputation blow and the loss of profit. If the owners of the iPhone change protective glasses to new ones for free, this at least somehow compensates for unpleasant emotions. But when such competition and Chinese manufacturers with cheap accessories have been pressed, such misses are very expensive.

Why do you need additional protective glass

Each generation Apple smartphone screen is protected by sapphire or chemically tempered glass. The strength of such glass on the Moos scale is 6-8 units out of 10, so in theory to scratch such a coating is not easy. And in ordinary tempered glass for a couple of dollars, strength rarely exceeds 5-6 units, because of which such a coating is better subject to the formation of scratches.

In fact, the factory glass, as it is used, is covered with barely noticeable scratches, it is clear only under certain conditions. at an angle and/or in bright light. But with careless use or when falling, deep scratches are formed, noticeable during a superficial examination. Therefore, an additional, less protective coating will accept all the negative impact, while the main glass will remain whole.

Do I need iPhone x protective glass

Rather yes than no. Additional glass will prevent the formation of scratches on the front side, which will inevitably appear in a few weeks or months of use. And when impact or fall, the main part of the mechanical energy will be delayed by an additional protective accessory. Another plus of protective coating is price. Replacing scratched hardened glass will cost 3-5, while replacing the factory glass up to 100.

In addition, the protective glass paired with a cover will retain the original state of the smartphone. When selling or exchanging iPhone x for a new model, for such a smartphone it will be possible to help out more money. And let the saved funds to other needs.

It will not be necessary for protective glass only to users that they change the smartphone every 6-14 months. Either to the owners who do not pay attention to the presence of several scratches, chips or cracks.

Personal experience

After the drop test, I took the iPhone 13 Pro and walked with it for several days-it was interesting to see what impressions would remain after the phone with a very strong protective layer on the screen.

I did not check for falls and blows. this has already been previously proven and shown. I liked that the Face ID and sensors, the protective armored vehicle X-One Extreme 7h Shock Eliminator work correctly on their work does not affect their work. The glass has a neckline at the top. Let me remind you that in the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro the location of the conversational dynamics has changed.

Oleophobic-coating film is a very pleasant moment, because in two or three months of active use of iPhone it disappears. And if you use a protective glass or film, then, regularly updating the accessory, you can always feel a smooth and pleasant surface.

We go further. the film is inconspicuous, I would even say invisible. I well remember how the glass looked at the iPhone X or 11 Pro with sloping edges. The glasses fought, the edges crumbled, the border between the glass and the screen was felt with his finger. what to do, the costs of curved surfaces. But in the iPhone 12 and 13 this problem is no longer. Armor is not striking, it is almost invisible, but reliable protection of such an expensive one in the repair of the screen.

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I will also add that the film glued to the display does not affect the weight of the phone, it is very, very easy. In addition, there are no problems with the covers, it looks neat in combination with very thin accessories. In general, the armored person was impressed with its strength, which is combined with a minimalistic appearance.

I note that scratches appear on the protective film when using the phone-but these are the costs of soft, while absorbing the blows of the coating.

I want to say that if earlier the use of a protective glass phone was rather a forced scenario of use, now you come to this voluntarily and consciously. On the example of the X-One accessories, it can be seen that protective films have become thinner and stronger, they do not affect the sizes of the iPhone and do not spoil the appearance.

Even if you do not like the covers and prefer to feel in your hand a steel or aluminum iPhone case in combination with its glass surfaces, then the protective armored vehicle X-One still stick. The phone can fall only once, but it will be a very expensive fall.