I have been using screen protectors since my Blackberry days (long time ago). I am very careful when it comes to protecting any device I own. At some point down the line a better device comes out and I happen to sell my current device to get the newer, and faster one. For this simple reason, the first thing that goes on all of my devices is a ZAGG InvisibleShield screen protector.
I just picked up my new smartphone and of course purchased the ZAGG screen protector for Galaxy Nexus. Now I will admit on my last phone (HTC Thunderbolt) I used Phantom Skin and after about 2 months the edges started to peel up. So now I am back to my trusty ZAGG InvisibleShield.
This can be quite tricky and nerve racking to a first time user. I have installed at least 50 of these over the past years for friends/co-workers and even a guy at a Best Buy store. It takes some getting used to, but if you can get past the “What if I screw up” thought you will be fine. As usual follow the included instruction to the dot. I will give you some “expert” advice on how I do it. It may differ a little but as usual follow their instructions.
- Clean the screen of your Galaxy Nexus really well. Look at an angle and make sure there are no smears/dust even if you think it is clean. I have cleaned mine several times and thankfully caught that last spec of dust I did not see before.
- Now wash your hands real good and dry using a towel that will not leave a ton of “lint” on your hands.
- Take the a spray bottle and spray your hands all over, paying special attention to your finger tips. Try to be as oil free as possible.
- Now spray the screen and ZAGG InvisibleShield thoroughly.
- Spray again the fingers that will be pealing back the shield from the backing. (remember keep those fingers wet).
- Start to peel back the shield and move to the phone making sure you put the “sticky” side down on to the screen! (this is the surface that was on the backing).
- Once on the screen adjust so that all the edges have the same reveal.
- Once you are happy with the alignment take a soft towel and “pat” dry the screen. Then use the squeegee to begin to remove any trap air bubble. Keep a finger at the opposite side you are squeegeeing so that the shield does not move. I work in the opposite direction of the speakers and use a paper towel close to the speaker that way as you squeeze the water away it is absorbed by the towel and does not go into the speaker.
- Use the squeegee and get out as much of the air bubbles as possible.
- Congratulations, your done. Also please do not think it will “look” great at this point. It take a few hours for the remaining air to work it self out.
When I first started using these ZAGG screen protectors there was a noticeable “orange peel” effect where if you looked at it at an angle the surface looked like that. However, I have noticed this is not that case on these last few I have purchased. In any case grab one and install it. It will protect the screen on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus and when you decide to sell it you can say that the screen has been protected since day one.
Where to buy it?
ZAGG InvisibleShield for Galaxy Nexus can be purchased from HTCPedia Shop.
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