When it’s the question of your phone’s longevity and protection, screen protectors come as the hands-down winner. Screen protectors are the best option for preventing scratches and cracks from appearing on the display of your mobile device. However, the lifespan of that screen protector itself is dependent on a number of other factors. A good glass screen protector will last longer if it only receives the due attention it deserves, like any other important part of your phone.
In fact, there’s a good chance that your screen protector will outlive the other components in your phone, such as the battery, provided that there are no cracks in the screen-shielding material. However, there are a few situations when we, at Screenshield, recommend that you replace your phone’s old screen protector with a brand-new one. Continue reading this blog post to find out whether or not you should get a new screen protector.
Top 3 moments when you know it’s time to change the screen protector
It's cracked at multiple zones
It shouldn't come as a surprise to you that the #1 reason why you should replace your phone’s screen protectors is because of a crack in the glass, whether it’s just at the edges or making a spiderweb pattern.
A cracked screen protector might make you think that the product's actual quality is below average. However, understand that the screen protector was able to absorb the impact shock that, in the absence of the shield, would have been transmitted directly to the phone screen.
Your screen protector did its job of protecting your phone’s lifespan at the cost of its own life and now it’s time to bid goodbye to it and replace it with a new one. Continuing to use a shattered glass screen protector can be harmful because the sharp cracks can give cuts to your fingers as well.
On the other hand, if you’re still using the old damaged screen protector to its last ruin, then you should do so carefully. Then while removing the protector, we advise using protective gear like gloves and thin tools to avoid injuring yourself.
In the same way, that a screen protector is designed to absorb the crack-causing falling impact, it can also act as protection against the smaller scratches caused by regular overuse. Those tiny scratches can build up to make the screen extremely difficult to see.
It’s damaged beyond repair
Instead of allowing light to flow through like a smooth surface would, scratches take in the light and cause it to be refracted. Since scratches on a protector receive light from both sides (the lit phone screen as well as the outer world), a screen protector can quickly fill up with scratches to the point that the screen itself becomes difficult to see in a comfortable manner. This happens because scratches on a protector receive light from both sides (the illuminated phone screen as well as the outside world).
Protectors of high quality, such as Huawei Phone Screen Protectors, have a hardness rating of 9H, which helps reduce the risk of scratches caused by frequent aggressors, such as keys and sand grains. However, if the scratches on your screen make it difficult to see what's on it, you should consider replacing the screen protector.
It's flaking and cracking like a sunburn.
If the adhesive backing of your screen protector is weakening, which will look like a sheet of glass peeling up at the corners, then this will be the third reason why you should replace your screen protector.
Your scrolls, swipes, taps and pinches will not always be detected since the protector is no longer making contact with the touch screen. This is frustrating because it makes using the touch screen less effective and smooth. In most cases, a high-quality screen protector (for example, our Huawei phone screen protectors) will not begin to flake or peel, until and unless it has been exposed to water (in which case you’ll have a different set of problems) or it wasn’t installed in the right way.
Even minute particles, such as a speck of dust, are able to disrupt the integrity of a strong adhesive bond, which will ultimately result in peeling and bubbles behind the screen protector. The good news is that our Protection Kits include everything you want for a flawless and straightforward installation.
Glass Screen protectors are making headway!
Glass screen protectors may very well be one of the most underappreciated discoveries in the tech world. They are constantly on the lookout to ensure the safety of your phone, a bodyguard who’s always prepared to absorb any blow, whether it be a strike, crunch, punch, or crack.
Take a look at our range of Huawei phone screen protectors and our range of nano-glass air-glass screen shields. These are two times thinner and lighter than most tempered glass protectors. The pack also comes with an application that includes a polishing cloth, an alcohol wipe and an aligning kit. Check out the screenshield.us website for more info.