I Hate Air Bubbles – How To Install Your Screen Protector

I Hate Air Bubbles – How To Install Your Screen Protector

I know firsthand that installing a screen protector can be a tad trying on your patience. When I first had to do this, I was shaking my fist in the air at air bubbles everywhere.

Luckily, we’ve created a video to help guide you through the application process.

Now that’s better. No more air bubbles.

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  • Neal

    Yeah too bad it doesn't work like you show – I have done exactly what you have shown and end up with air bubbles. I have tried the cloth once, a credit card once and a gizmo made for smoothing screen protectors on the screens of digital cameras. The first protector stuck to my ear when I was on the phone, the second slipped off in my pocket and the third one – I waiting for it to fall off cause it is full of air bubbles too.

    I have gone through a pack of 3 of your screen protectors in 4 days. As far as I am concerned they don't work as you have advertised them. How about giving me my $25.00 back?

    • Henrynguyen23

      probably you did not install then correctly
      the adhisive side should stick on the screen
      mine stayed on and it has been 1 month now and nothing is wrong with it

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Contact our support department and we can see if we can help you with it. Thanks Neal.

  • Neal Wilson

    Thanks Dave, having gone through the package of all three of your protectors, I went into a different store and bought another brand – first one went on flawlessly. Sorry – I won't be buying your product again.

    For someone who has never installed a screen protector before your instructions are inadequate. The tabs maybe different colors but are essentially both labelled the same, I couldn't understand why I needed two tabs. At first I didn't know if I the green film was the protector or if the clear sheet was – I know it now – but I didn't at first. Then after realizing it is a three layer product – it all came together. By then, I had botched it too often and it was all garbage.

    Thanks for getting back to me and the offer of your support department.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    If you ever having a problem with any of our products please let our support department know. They could have helped you as you applied the second screen protector, so that it was done correctly.

    Sorry you had trouble with our directions.


  • Anita

    I wish I saw this video before I threw the screen protector, that came with my case, away because I couldn't get it on perfectly …… :-(

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Sorry you had trouble. Now that you know, try contacting our support
    department. Tell them Dave sent you over and we'll get you out a new one.


  • Mike Robbz

    I bought the Griffin screen protector matte finish and guess what? They look completely different from the box art. I'm returning them tomorrow to futureshop.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    That sounds strange, I haven't heard of that occurring. Have you contacted
    our support department? Please do, so we can get to the bottom of it.
    Thanks Mike.

  • Jkelvinferguson


    I just bought a pack of three screen protectors at the cost of £10. I’m pretty shocked that the picture of the screen protectors on the front of the box doesn’t resemble the actual screen protectors – there is a fairly significant section missing from underneath the home button. We have pretty tight laws about this in the UK – it is called “false advertising”.

    Secondly, I’m now onto my third protector as the first two had unremovable air bubbles and unfortunately the third one suffers with this as well although to less of an extent. I was fairly thorough in my preparation for putting these on

    I have a griffin case which seems pretty high quality hence the reason I opted for Griffin Screen protectors but I’m afraid to say these are simply not worth the money or effort. They look bad and what you going to do if the area below the home button gets scratched???

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Thanks, it was a packaging error that has been addressed and updated.
    I’m sorry you had difficulty installing the screen protectors. They should function correctly.

    Would you please contact our customer service department regarding this, so we can take care of you better.


  • John kimber

    Not good – I have used all 3 in 4 weeks! They move about over a period of days causing them to lift when they creep over the edge. This lets dirt and dust stick to the protector rendering it useless. I put it on correctly – no air bubbles to speak of but it still slid about. No impressed. Contacted support with my complaint. Waiting for a response.

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      Thanks John. Sorry you were having trouble. I’m happy to hear you contacted
      support. Please let me know how it goes.

  • Deborah

    My brother just bought me a new iphone 4 case, which I thought was perfect cause I had bought a Griffin screen care kit the week before. I just applied the screen protector, tried pulling off the tab at the bottom corner, and it left a huge hideous sticky mess. Kind of like when you try to peel off the price tag of a gift you’ve received from probably some cheap thrift store. And by ‘kind of’ I mean exactly.

    Thanks for wasting my money, Griffin!

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Sorry you had trouble. Please contact our support, so we can help. http://bit.ly/griffsupport
    Thank you.

  • George

    i also had the same problem, the 3rd only had a few large bubbles.. but I was 0/3 in getting bubble free protector on, and a bit dissapointed in this product. And I followed these instructions.

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      Please contact our customer service if you have trouble. http://bit.ly/griffsupport. Thanks.

  • Anthony

    this does not work on the ipad 2 for sure as it only has one tab to peel back.  I have tried this and cannot get the bubbles out and I have used screen protectors from other rands before.n  Just a tip if you use the plastic card you may scratch the matte screen for the ipad 2 so I tried puttign a cloth around the card…waaaay too much aggro for what its worth.

  • Dave

    I bought the screen care kit that came with 3 protector sleeves. I watched the instructional video (the only form of instructions) countless times, which makes it look quite simple, but it doesn’t work anywhere near as shown. The protector in the video had two masks while mine only have one, which adds to the confusion of the process. I tried precisely what the video showed with all three protectors using the items supplied, and other methods people have suggested, yet I cannot get a proper application. It’s impossible to apply a protector without dust adhering to it beforehand, and the air bubbles can not be pushed out at all. Sorry, I’m really disappointed with this product and I plan to return it.

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      Hi Dave. I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with it.
      I would appreciate it if you could contact our support department. We can help explain this to you and I expect we should be able to send you some replacements.



  • David

    Hi Dave

    Same problem as the Dave above, poor/incorrect instructions on packaging and oline videos are for 3 layer protector, not the obviously 2 layer that I have been sold. Tried to remove the 3rd layer but there wasnt one and I messed it up. The web address on packaging for instruction videos dead and had to hunt for them. I have used a 3 layer protector before with great results and lasted ages with hardly any scratches. A recent bad drop has prompted a new protector and on removal of the old one revealed a perfect screen. Thanks guys but the new protector has not been the same experience.

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      Thanks for letting me know David.
      I’ll look into it. As for the broken video link. If you ever have a problem with any of our products, please contact our customer service so we can help you directly.



  • Simon

    I bought a 3 pack of clear iphone 4 screen protectors yesterday and was surprised to see that they are not 3 layered anymore even though the packaging suggests this is still the case. Previously i had bought them and they went on perfectly when 3 layered.
    Now however they don’t seem to go on very well and air bubbles form around the camera and home button and i don’t understand why they are just 2 layered now in the uk. 

    • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble Simon. I’m certain that out customer service team can help you with this.
      Please contact them, so we can help you. Thanks.

  • Seniornandito

    It gets very annoying that i used all 5 screen protectors and took the advice and still had air bubbles >:(


    I don’t think you should peel the first tap entirely before start installing, especially when the sticky side is facing the top.

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  • Marty sounds

    I just bought the universal screen protectors I am real unhappy with them they don’t seem to stick very well plus it has a glare when looking at it I’m very unhappy with them and don’t think I will buy them again I have 4 phones tomorrow I have to go back to the store spend more money and find better ones waste of my money they all ended up in the trash

    • http://blog.griffintechnology.com/ Griffin Technology

      I’m so sorry to hear you had trouble with those screen protectors! Please get in touch with our Support Team so that we can help. You can reach them: here: http://grff.in/support ^MS