If the screen protector on your phone is damaged or cracked, then it has fulfilled its function, it is necessary if you want to add a new one. Fortunately, most phones make it easy. What follows is a couple of methods that will help you understand how to remove screen protectors while protecting your phone.
Remove Screen Protector From your Phone Using Hair Dryer
Train a hairdryer on the screen at the low setting for about 15 seconds. This will help to loosen the adhesive which holds the screen protector in place.
Do not leave the hairdryer on the screen protector for much longer otherwise, it might warp and make it more difficult to remove.
Step 1: by hand
- After heating up the screen with a hairdryer, the next step is using your fingernail to get under one of the corners of the protector itself. If your fingernails are too short, try a toothpick instead. You’ll want to avoid metal objects as one slip might damage your phone even more.
- Once you start moving the protector, you can stop pulling upward and instead pull it away from the phone itself. The goal is to keep it in one piece as it is moving. This means going slowly and watching for separations in the plastic.
- You can pull from different locations on the protector to keep things moving evenly.
Be sure to take out the screen protector over the table or even a trash can if the loose pieces should start to fall away.
The Second Method: Duct Tape
This simple, but effective method works when your fingernail or toothpick is not a viable option.
1: Roll a piece of duct tape between your fingers and let the sticky part stay on the outside.
2: Next, press the duct tape into a corner of the screen protector and start to roll it away slowly. The goal is to have the duct tape attach itself to the protector so it will start to pull it naturally.
3: If it sticks, then you should be able to remove the screen protector fairly easily by pulling it up and away.
Again, be mindful of the pieces. This means removing the protector over a trash can or a flat surface such as a table to keep the pieces in view.
Removing the cracked screen protector should be simple and straightforward. Be sure to have the new screen protector ready to replace the old one.
If neither method works, consult with the operator’s manual for your particular brand of phone. You should be able to find instructions online if you have a specialty or unusual phone. Otherwise, removing the glass screen protector should be relatively easy to do. However, many people prefer to use a protective iPhone case with 9H hardness tempered glass, protection can minimize the risque of scratch, dust, and other daily damage.