How to glue protective glass on mobile devices: phones, tablets

How to glue a protective glass on mobile devices

Hello. For the safety of the display of a mobile device, you should know how to glue a protective glass. With it, you can not be afraid of mechanical damage, for example, scratches, cracks and chips. So I decided to devote this article specifically to this topic.

Protective screen for smartphone

How to choose the glass?

The usual films protect the monitor from scratches, and the protective glass is able to prevent the appearance of cracks even in the case of a fall of the gadget. The purchase of this “helper” should be approached responsibly, because the market is full of low-quality materials. I will give some universal tips to help you choose a reliable screen:

  • There are options matte and glossy, the latter costs less, it will protect the phone screen from shocks. Immediately check the strength of the material, it should not bend too much;
  • matte will cost more and will be able to protect the device from falls and even glare. But it is impossible not to mention one disadvantage – the quality of color reproduction of the device may become worse;
  • A reliable coating should have an oleophobic layer;
  • It is best to choose these options, which are included at once go wipes and spare elements;
  • The level of protection and durability will depend on the thickness of the material, the thicker the material, the better.

A little bit of theory

Glass usually has an average thickness of 0.2-0.3 mm, it has several layers:

  • Oleophobic – is necessary for easy slip on the screen, it is easy to remove stains with a simple cloth, and there is protection against moisture;
  • Protective – it protects your device from cracks and chips;
  • anti-glare – the monitor will not be dimmed;
  • withholding – if the phone falls hard and the upper layer breaks, this feature allows you to keep all the splinters;
  • silicone – to fix it on the surface.

Many manufacturers of accessories for modern devices offer their options. The most affordable are the versions made in China, these products are easy to buy in the online store. The basis of the products of any manufacturer is considered tempered glass, depending on the price is different tempering level. In addition, the cost depends on the quality, the fame of the brand. If you take the simplest version, manufactured in China, the price starts at 350 rubles for Android and 500 rubles for the iPhone. This is almost twice as much if compared to standard films.

Is it worth overpaying? Maybe a simple coating will be enough? In fact, the film can not protect your phone in case of fall, in addition, you can scratch the display with the keys in your pocket or bag. In this respect, the glass is much more reliable, will last longer. So you will have to pay for these features if you decide to glue it.

Important preparation

The instructions are quite simple, any beginner, not to mention an experienced user, can cope with such a case. First of all, it is necessary to free up the workspace before gluing. The manufacturer’s instructions do not contain this point, but it is very important that the surface is free of dust. You should take a clean rag and a special cleaner. You just wipe the surface and wait for it to dry. This way you will be more confident that less dust will get under the protective accessory.

Protective glass in a package

Getting started with the process

After preparing the place, you need to deactivate your phone for the duration of the procedure, so that the display will not glow during the gluing process. Next, take a damp display cleaning wipe (set #1) and wipe your screen completely.

We use a wet wipe for wiping the display

If the kit didn’t come with these wipes, you can buy any similar ones, even the ones that clean glasses will work. In the next step, go over the smartphone with a dry cloth, removing stains and fingerprints, only after that you can glue.

The next steps are as follows:

  • Remove the protective film from the side that will be applied to the device;
Removing the protective film
  • Without touching the phone screen, place the glass over the entire surface;
  • Carefully put the glass, it must perfectly cover the surface of the device and release it. It is better to do everything as quickly as possible.
Place the glass flat on the contour

If the screen area has been well cleaned, there will be no foreign particles or air bubbles. Did air get in somehow? Then run a cloth over the surface, applying a little pressure, so all the excess will go beyond. After you have finished, turn the device on and check the sensor performance.

Many users have a question: is it possible to re-attach such protection, if it comes off? Most likely, a lot of air and dust on the screen interfere with the fixing. In this case, carefully remove the glass, wipe the smartphone better and repeat the procedure again. Often such reinstallation on a cleaned surface will eliminate the problem.

How is it removed?

It is clear that the protective glass is more difficult to remove than a normal film. If the element was not glued correctly, you should remove it using the tab located on the outside of the protective display. Most often, the need to remove the screen appears after a heavy fall of the gadget. When the monitor of a mobile device is broken, the top layer should be removed very carefully. To do this, you can take an ordinary card (you can even bank plastic card) and pick up the edge with it.

Use a plastic card to remove the protective glass

Then pass the card over the entire area, removing the coating from the smartphone.

How to glue a special protection on the iPhone?

With the growing popularity of “apple” gadgets, more accessories for these devices have appeared on the market. Naturally, there is a specialized ultra-thin protective glass, resembling a film, the gluing of which is performed according to the following instructions:

  • disinfect your hands so as not to leave fingerprints;
  • Remove the film from the substrate and slightly dampen the adhesive layer;
  • Put the glass to the phone so that all the cutouts are exactly aligned;
  • Wet the upper part of the film so that the scraper slides well over the surface;
  • Use the same tool to move the liquid to the edges, being careful not to stretch the protection;
  • wipe the remaining water with a napkin, check for bubbles;
  • Before you glue the ends, you should wait for them to dry;
  • Carefully glue the ends.

The process does not take long, you can manage in ten minutes.

Now you know how to glue protective glass, what it is installed for, and how to choose. So you can move on from words to deeds. Good luck! If anything is unclear, feel free to ask questions in the comments.

Regards, Victor!

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