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Military-grade protection: This protector makes use of a sheet of ultratough tempered glass capable of resisting up to 33 pounds of force, protecting against scratches and chips.
Smooth and clean: The oleophobic coating shrugs off smudges and fingerprints.
Bubble-free: The alignment frame and cleaning kit makes fitting the screen protector quick, easy, and, importantly, bubble-free.
HD clarity: The clear glass means you are not compromising on display quality, and it is compatible with Face ID.
A good screen protector gives you everything you need to apply the screen protector successfully. With this ESR kit you get not one, but three screen protectors, a frame to fit it with, cleaning wipes, a nonslip mat to work on, dust removal stickers, and a microfiber cloth.
It's a really good, high-quality kit.
Let me take you through the process and offer a few tips to help you successfully apply the screen protector.
Step 1: First, read the instructions. Yeah, I know, no one has time for that, but make time.
Step 2: Next, check to see if the screen protector fits your phone. (Check its compatibility before you buy it, but also physically hold it up and check.) This process is called a dry fit, and it's important, especially if you're removing an existing screen protector, as you don't want to end up without a screen protector.
Step 3: Satisfied that you have the right kit, remove the old, cracked screen protector.
Step 4: Clean the screen well. Even if you had a screen protector fitted, there will be dirt and muck around the edges that you need to remove.
Step 5: Fit the alignment frame around the display.
Step 6: Remove any last bits of dirt and dust.
Step 7: Remove the film covering the screen protector. Keep the adhesive side facing down to prevent dust falling onto it.
Step 8: Align the bottom of the screen protector with the alignment frame (note that the screen protector has a top and a bottom), and drop it on the display.
Step 9: Work any bubbles to the edge using a finger or the microfiber cloth. If there are any stubborn bubbles, you might need to lift the protector to get them out.
Step 10: Job done: Your phone's screen is protected.