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Nine reasons why you should use screen protectors on smartphones



With the high cost of smartphones, many owners feel it’s important to protect the value of their phone. Since a cell phone’s glass screen is one of its most vulnerable areas, it makes sense to shield it from scratches, dust and other debris. One way of doing this is with a screen protector.

According to eBay, there are many benefits of using a screen protector, including increased privacy, anti-glare and prevention of abrasions, and this guide discusses nine of them.

Screen protectors enhance privacy

Privacy screen protectors offer cell phone users a way to keep their private data hidden from prying eyes. Through the use of a privacy screen protector, the information on a cell phone is visible only to the person who is directly in front of its screen when looking at it straight on. When the phone is tilted at an angle, however, the contents of the screen become masked, keeping electronic data confidential and blocking the view from anyone other than the user. Privacy screen protectors are perfect for business users who do not want anyone else seeing their company’s confidential information, or for anyone who is conscious of personal privacy.

Screen protectors improve aesthetics

Reflective screen protectors are the perfect way of keeping up appearances by serving a dual purpose as a mirror. When the phone’s screen is turned off, it creates a mirror-like finish. However, when the phone is in use, it acts like a normal screen. One of the novelty benefits of a mirrored screen protector is that it allows smartphone owners to use their phones to check their makeup or check to see how out of place a sudden gust of wind has left their hair. When using this type of protector, owners are not only protecting their gadget from a scratch, but also protecting themselves from the embarrassment of a piece of food that might have otherwise been stuck in their teeth all day.

Screen protectors reduce glare

Anti-glare screen protectors cut down on the glare on a smartphone’s LCD screen by using a matte finishing coat and diffusion means to reduce the consistency of reflected images. This ultimately allows a smartphone user’s eyes to strain less (and thus become less tired) from having to squint due to the glare coming from their device. Anti-glare protectors also improve screen visibility by cutting reflections and glare from bright light. This enables owners to utilise their devices more comfortably by reducing eye tension.

Screen protectors prevent the sticking of fingers

Ultra-clear screen protectors are the standard type, and they are made to be as unnoticeable as possible so the screen clarity is unaffected. They are usually ultra-thin compared with other types and offer a shiny, smooth surface that users can easily manoeuvre across without sticking.

Screen protectors can prevent UV damage

Anti-reflective screen protectors essentially bend light, providing a reduction of reflection as light passes through the phone’s surface. AR screen protectors offer consumers unique ultra violet and glare protection by filtering out UVB rays and reflected glare, while eliminating glare from sunlight that reflects into consumers’ eyes. This light-cancelling technology improves and optimises the screen’s readability, which is essential for optimal user performance. Similar to anti-glare screen protectors, AR protectors allow users the ability to read clearly, quickly and comfortably with minimal eyestrain.

This type of screen protector contains a coating that repels water and grease, making it easier for users to keep up their phone’s appearance. Its hydrophobic surface layer prevents water spots from forming and makes the screen easier to clean, while the oleophobic layer repels skin oils and makes it easier to remove smudges from the screen. This type of anti-reflective screen protector is ideal for those who spend a good amount of time looking at their phone’s screen.

Screen protectors are resistant to fingerprints

Anti-fingerprint screen protectors are made from a lipophobic coating that repels skin oils and helps provide resistance to the appearance and attachment of fingerprints and smudges, making prints on the screen almost invisible from all angles. With a fingerprint resistant screen protector, cell phone users can keep their screens looking clean and brand new at all times without having to constantly clean them.

Screen protectors can repel dirt

Surfaces, like cell phone screens, that are routinely subjected to touch can commonly become stained with fingerprints, skin oil, sweat and grime after heavy use. By using a dirt-repellent lustre screen protector to prevent all kinds of dirt and contaminants, safety issues that obscure and inhibit optical performance can be kept to a minimum.

Screen protectors are antibacterial

Antibacterial screen protectors are made from a unique coating that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, which are responsible for stains, odour and other problems on cell phones and electronic devices. Their specially formulated coating kills over 99 per cent of common bacteria by preventing their growth and transmission. This type is perfect for those working in hospital settings, schools and other public places where bacteria tends to breed and where cleanliness is a concern.

Screen protectors can be shatter-resistant

In addition to keeping dirt and fingerprints at bay, a tempered glass screen protector can be effective protection against scratches and shattering in the event of drops. Many common devices like the iPhone and countless others by Samsung are equipped with screens made of Gorilla Glass, which is resistant to scratches, but a tempered glass screen protector helps protect your device further against normal wear and tear. It isalso more comfortable for some users as they interact with the touch screen because tempered glass doesn’t bubble or pucker like a plastic screen protector, and it feels just like the phone’s original screen. Though, usually more expensive, tempered glass screen protectors are more substantial and provide more durability.

Conclusion


Every smartphone owner should consider purchasing a screen protector, whether made of plastic or tempered glass, to protect the value of their phone and prevent damage to the screen. Users of larger phones or tablets should also consider a screen protector to help extend the life of their device. A screen protector can prevent unforeseen accidents from destroying the quality of the device, while also offering users extra added benefits, such as anti-glare and anti-reflective coverage. Screen protectants adhere to a phone screen’s surface and can easily be removed and reused at any time, making it the perfect investment in a portable device’s safety.

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