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Good but rubbish instructions.
on 28 June 2017
Good but rubbish instructions. So, you will see all sorts of reviews,but from someone who has a lot of experience applying protectors to iPhones, the main issue is the appalling instructions. They do not translate well to applying to an iPad. So, please read on and save yourself the bother it caused our end! We had to get a refund as first 2 were ruined by the lack of decent instructions. But I can share some wisdom to help you, so you can avoid the problems we encountered!
So, let me help you.
Number one: spend loads of time preparing your iPad to be grease and smudge and importantly dust free. If necessary, wear strong glasses to make sure you don't miss any dust at all, not even the tiniest bit. This is crucial. Use the sticky dust patches to do this.
Number two: Align with the home button and start that end. Once completey aligned this end, with about a third of the back piece peeled off( so you don't touch the adhesive side at all, nor the screen), slowly lower. But again, go evenly and slowly peeling back on yourself if bubbles form. Now this bit is important. Dust WILL have fallen onto the screen again...believe me! So , whilst slowly moving forward, applying the protector, stop every few centimetres and remove dust off the screen, as you go with the sticky patches. You will need to keep peeling more of the back protector off as you go. So be patient and take your time.
Number three: Now smooth out any bubbles to the edge (cardboard tool supplied). And finally, as you peel the part labelled 'front 'off, to reveal the finished protector, you MUST hold the protector down with a finger or you will pull the whole thing off again, rendering it useless, as it will instantly attracts any dust in the atmosphere and that will stick to the adhesive side.
Top Tip: Best place to apply is in a room with the least dust floating about. It is often said that the bathroom is a good place, However, I don't have a table in my bathroom and you really need one to do this on. I imagine most people are the same.
Follow these instructions and hopefully you will have given your protector the best chance to work well for you. Can't comment on the longevity of the product, as this is the first time using an Anker screen protector. But I will say it fits the iPad 2017 9.7" well enough and it would offer scratch protection. I can't imagine it would do much to save it if you drop it, but if you just want to give the screen protection from regular scratches, then this would suit well without being too thick ( which can be annoying at home button if it were).