If you see a crack in your tempered glass screen protector, that means it has done its job. It has taken the dents out of your phone’s screen so it doesn’t have to. Once a tempered glass screen protector has a crack in it, it becomes exponentially less effective – you need to replace it. Here’s how to replace tempered glass on your phone so that your screen stays sharply protected.
Removing your broken screen protector
Phone screen protectors only last so long before they need to be replaced due to scratches or cracks. Many users are wary of actually removing the broken screen protector, but the process is simple.
- Start by lifting the broken screen protector up from each corner. One of them has to give!
- After it starts coming up, stop pulling from just the corner and move further along the broken screen protector as it begins to peel off. This will prevent the broken screen protector from falling apart before you can remove it all the way.
- Pull slowly and evenly, otherwise you will have a jigsaw puzzle of tempered glass pieces to clean up.
How to replace tempered glass on phone
After you have successfully removed the old screen protector, it is time to replace it. Wash your hands thoroughly, and then gently clean your phone’s screen with a microfiber cloth or a screen cleaner of your choice.
- If it came with an alcohol pad, clean your phone’s screen with it. If not, use a microfiber cloth that is lint-free.
- Peel off the film from the sticky side of the screen protector. Make sure the screen protector is aligned with the Home button, earphones, and camera holes of your phone.
- Slide the screen protector slowly over your screen, starting at one end and moving to the other.
- With short, steady movements, push bubbles from the middle of your screen towards the edges. Long pushes will just spread the bubble all over the screen protector. Microfiber cloths can also be used for this.
Just remember: If you notice any pits or cracks in your tempered glass screen protector, you should replace it even if they’re minor. Glass has a habit of turning tiny cracks and pits into big problems.