How to use screen protector installation tool?

tool to install the protective coating

by Alex Gustman

Updated: August 29, 2022

Installing a tempered glass screen protector on your phone screen is not very easy. The screen protector can be crooked, and air bubbles or air gaps can appear. However, a screen protector installation tool can help make the process easier. Here you will learn what types of screen protector tools you can find on sale, as well as what tool is better.

What is a screen protector tool?

Screen protector installation kit – an accessory that facilitates the installation of tempered glass or protective film. The installation tool attaches to your cell phone and helps you get your tempered glass in place. As a result, the installation of the tempered glass screen protector takes a couple of minutes, the protective coating does not warp and there are no air bubbles.

Experienced users can install a tempered glass without using a tool. But for inexperienced users, the screen protector installation kit can help you do a proper installation on the first try.

Types of screen protector installation tools

You can find 2 types of installation tool on the market:

  • To install a screen protector on one certain phone model.
  • To install a tempered glass on all phone models.

The tool for installing a screen protector on one phone model is not compatible with other models. So this accessory is useless if you have several different models. And if you change your phone to a different model, you will need to buy a new screen protector installation tool. The most well-known type of individual tool is the frame.

A screen protector installation kit for all phone models is better because you don’t have to buy a new tool after switching to a new phone model. You can find 4 type of kit to install the tempered glass:

  • Sticker.
  • Frame.
  • Clamp.
  • Fixer.

Sticker

The sticker is the most common tool for installing tempered glass screen protectors. You can find guide stickers along with protective film and with tempered glass. A large Dust-absorber sticker helps remove dust from your phone screen. Several small guide stickers are often used to install the screen protector.

Sticker tool.

To do this, do the following steps:

  1. Place the tempered glass on the phone screen. Choose the desired location of the glass.
  2. Stick guide stickers on the top and bottom to make it look like door hinges.
  3. Flip the screen protector to the side as you open the book.
  4. Clean the cell phone screen. Remove dust and oil from your fingers. Use a large Dust-absorber sticker if needed.
  5. Remove the transport film from the screen protector.
  6. Flip the screen protector over the screen. Use a wipe and press out the air under the protective cover.
  7. Remove the second transport film and the guide stickers.

Frame

The frame is placed on the phone screen. Then the screen protector is put in the frame. As a result, the screen protector is accurately centered and the entire installation process takes no more than one minute. This tool is the best choice for beginners.

frame for installation of the protective cover

To install the tempered glass screen protectors, do the following steps:

  1. thoroughly clean the cell phone screen.
  2. Install and attach the frame to the phone.
  3. Check for any dust on the screen. If needed, use Dust-absorber stickers to remove dust.
  4. Remove the transport film from the tempered glass and install it in the frame.
  5. Use a wipe to push the air out under the screen protector.
  6. Remove the frame from the phone and remove the second transport film.
how to use the frame

Clamp

The Clamp consists of two parts. The first part is placed under the phone to hold it in place. The second part is placed over the phone where the screen protector is fixed. When the two parts of the tool come together, the screen protector is secured to the cell phone.

Clamp tool

To install the tempered glass screen protectors, follow these steps:

  1. Place the first part of the tool on a flat surface, such as a table.
  2. On the bottom part, remove the adhesive tape sticker.
  3. Secure the phone to the adhesive tape.
  4. Remove the sticky tape sticker on the second part of the accessory. Align the position and fix the screen protector on the adhesive tape.
  5. Remove the transport film from the screen protector.
  6. Connect the two parts of the accessory tool to install the tempered glass.
  7. After attaching the tempered glass to the phone screen, squeeze out the air under the screen protector with a dry cloth.
  8. Disconnect the screen protector installation tool and remove the second half with the second tempered glass transport film.
how to use the clamp

Fixer

The lock is visually similar to a frame. The tool fixes the phone on both sides. And the screen protector is attached on the sticky tape on top. After the screen protector is installed, the air is squeezed out with the roller.

remax glass installer

To install the tempered glass, follow these steps:

  1. Place the cell phone in the retainer.
  2. Clean the cell phone screen.
  3. Place the screen protector on the screen. Select a suitable location.
  4. Glue the screen protector with a sticker at the location of the roller.
  5. Flip the tempered glass over like a sketchbook page and remove the first transport film.
  6. Hold the tempered glass with one hand and use the other hand to slowly move the roller to the other side.
  7. Remove the second transport wrap and take the phone out.

What tool to choose for installing the tempered glass screen protector?

If installing a tempered glass screen protector is limited to a few phones, then it’s worth buying a frame for all the phones.

If you intend to install a screen protector on all your phones, then it is better to choose a universal screen protector installation tool. The most convenient tool is a fixer. You can also do with only guide sticker and not buy additional accessories.

Even the most affordable iPhone is far from cheap. You can get AppleCare+, but if your display is damaged, you’ll have to go without a smartphone for a while. The easiest way to keep this from happening is either a case, a screen protector, or both.

Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/770059/best-iphone-13-screen-protector/

FAQ

How do you use a screen protector tool?

The general principle of each tool is to fix the tempered glass before installing it on the phone screen. The only exception is with the frame. The frame must be installed on a cleaned screen and then the screen protector must be inserted into the window of the frame.

How do you apply a screen protector applicator?

It is necessary to place the phone in the applicator. Then attach the tempered glass screen protector and choose the right location. Then fix the tempered glass with a sticker. Finally you need to remove the shipping film and put the tempered glass on the phone screen. You also need to smooth out the screen protector with a dry cloth to remove the air.

How do you use screen protector installation tray?

The screen protector tray must be installed on the cleaned phone screen. Then you need to remove the film covering the adhesive layer of the screen protector. And then install the tempered glass screen protector on the phone screen in the tray window. It remains only to smooth out the tempered glass and squeeze out the air. In the same way you need to remove the second shipping film from the screen protector.

How do you put a screen protector on perfectly every time?

You can use the screen protector installation tray. Then all you have to do is insert the screen protector into the window of the screen protector tray. It is better to use Belkin screen protector applicator to install the screen protector perfectly. The tool will allow you to glue the screen protector perfectly without bubbles or other imperfections of failed installation.

Does removing screen protector damage screen?

If there are no cracks or chips on the screen, then removing the screen protector will not affect the cell phone’s screen. If there are any cracks on the screen, you should carefully remove the screen protector to avoid increasing damage to the screen.

How do you apply tempered glass without bubbles?

It is important to clean the phone screen thoroughly. Make sure the screen is free of dust, finger oils, and other debris. If so, the glass will stick without bubbles.

How do you use screen protector guide stickers?

You need to use guide stickers to stick the screen protector to the phone screen. Two or three stickers should be glued to one side. Then turn the tempered glass screen protector upside down, like a page of a book. Remove the transport wrap and place the protective cover on the phone screen. Finally remove the second transport film and the guide stickers.

How do you put on a tempered glass screen protector?

First you need to clean the screen, remove dust and sweat. Next, remove the shipping film and place the tempered glass on the phone’s screen. It is necessary to smooth out glass and blow out air as well as to take off the second shipping film. You can use kits to install a tempered glass screen protector. This will make it easier to install the tempered glass.

Can you reapply a screen protector?

Only tempered glass can be reapplied. Also if the adhesive layer of the glass is damaged, you need to add some fixing compound before installation. This can be liquid silicone or UV adhesive like the one used to install 3D curved glass.

How do you put a glass screen protector on your phone?

Remove dust, dirt, and sweat from your phone screen. The screen should be clean and dry. Remove the shipping film and apply the tempered glass to the screen. Use a dry cloth to squeeze out the air. Remove the second shipping film from the tempered glass.

How do you put on a screen protector without dust?

A variety of screen protector installation kits can help you glue on a dust-free screen protector. You can use a Belkin screen protector applicator to install a screen protector. To install a tempered glass, you can also use a screen protector installation tray.

How do you put on a screen protector without guide stickers?

You need to visually determine the correct position for installing the screen protector. It is sufficient to position the top part of the screen protector correctly. The rest of the cover will just fall on the phone’s screen by inertia.

What do you do with guide stickers?

You can use guide stickers to fix the tempered glass screen protector on your phone. Guide stickers help you to choose the right location for the cover on your phone’s screen. Experienced users can do without guide stickers, especially when you need to install tempered glass panels.

How do you install tempered glass panels?

First you need to clean the screen of your cell phone. You need to remove dirt, dust, and sweat. Then you need to choose the location of the tempered glass on your phone. You can fix the glass with stickers or use a frame to install the tempered glass. Next, you need to remove the shipping film on the sticky side of the tempered glass and place the tempered glass on the phone screen. Finally you need to squeeze out the air under the glass and remove the second shipping film.

Can you wet apply a dry screen protector?

The wet method is used to install the hydrogel film. The other types of screen protectors are applied dry. Because moisture on the phone screen will not allow the screen protector to stick.

How often should I replace my screen protector?

You should replace your screen protector when it is completely worn or damaged. Replace the tempered glass when there are many deep scratches or when the glass is cracked. The protective film should be replaced when there are many scratches on the film’s surface or when the film peels off.

What kind of glue is used on a screen protector?

Silicone with additives is used. The UV adhesive used for curved 3D glass. The UV adhesive provides a high retention time and hardens under the UV light of the lamp.

Can I clean the sticky side of a screen protector?

Only the sticky side of tempered glass can be cleaned. Glass is thicker and stronger and therefore easier and quicker to clean. The screen protector is thin and will stick to your hands once removed from the screen.

Conclusion

The article describes in detail what is a tool for installing a tempered glass screen protector and what tools can be found on the market. The screen protector installation tool facilitates the process of installing tempered glass and film. Such an accessory comes in handy for beginners to install the protective coating on their own. Experienced users can do without tools or use only guide stickers.

Do you use tools for installing the tempered glass? Write in the comments which tool you use.

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