The screen of an iPhone is made of Gorilla Glass, which is scratch-resistant, but many users still install a tempered glass screen protector to help safeguard the device against normal wear and tear.
On occasion, you may need to remove the tempered glass screen protector from your phone, such as when you want to replace it with an upgrade. Removing an iPhone screen protector could be daunting if you have never done it before. The following steps will make it easier.
Screen Protector Removal Steps
1. Gather your tools
Removing the screen protector from your iPhone will be a lot easier when you have the right tools for the job. You probably have most of the proper tools lying around your house. They include:
- A toothpick
- A credit card
- A soft cloth
2. Lift and loosen
Start at the top corner of your phone. Carefully lift the corner of the screen protector with the help of your toothpick. Pull it up and away from the screen. You don’t need to lift a big segment of the screen protector, just enough that you can slide your credit card underneath it.
Insert the credit card under the iPhone’s screen protector, about half an inch toward the phone’s center. Slowly slide the card around the edge of the phone until you reach the position where you started. Repeat the process one more time.
Slide your credit card all the way under the tempered glass across the width of your phone. Slowly slide the credit card down to the bottom of the phone as you simultaneously lift the screen protector away from the phone’s screen. The secret of doing this efficiently is to lift as slowly as possible. If you put too much pressure on the glass, you could cause it to bend or crack.
Once the screen protector is successfully removed, set it aside. Use a soft cloth or alcohol wipe to clean and dry your iPhone screen.