08-28-2016 06:09 PM
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  1. besweeet's Avatar
    It's been years since I used a screen protector that required liquid for installation. One common trend is that they were a tad thick, and a little mushy in that you can put your fingernail into it to where the indent will stay there. Is that the case nowadays?

    I'm asking because the only matte screen protectors that adhere to the curved glass are wet installs, and are the only ones that I can find right now.
    08-18-2016 10:03 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The one I've used with the Note 5 and S7 Edge from IQ Shield is barely noticeable both when handling the phone and when looking at it. No issues with cases either (especially on the Edge, where I feared the edges might peel off).
    08-18-2016 11:09 AM
  3. besweeet's Avatar
    The one I've used with the Note 5 and S7 Edge from IQ Shield is barely noticeable both when handling the phone and when looking at it. No issues with cases either (especially on the Edge, where I feared the edges might peel off).
    Good to know. I'll take the plunge. I'm going with the Skinomi model as it'll ship sooner on Amazon. It appears to be the same as the IQ Shield version.
    08-18-2016 11:48 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Hope it's the same quality though. I can only vouch for the IQ Shield one.
    08-18-2016 12:30 PM
  5. James Pettengill's Avatar
    I have the skinomi on my S6edge+ and it had held up great for the last year. No issues with lifting on the curves or edges. Only issue is due to my own in that I sprayed Off insect repellent on me while holding my phone in the other hand and the over spray got on the screen protector and it left dull marks that will not wipe off. They have slowly started to fade tho. Again, my own fault.
    I've got another skinomi protector here waiting for the note 7, which shows out for delivery today!!
    08-18-2016 02:29 PM
  6. besweeet's Avatar
    In your guys' experience, how long did it take for any tiny bubbles to completely go away?
    08-18-2016 02:31 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    On IQ Shield, installed on two S7 Edges, I didn't get any bubbles at all after installation (just follow the VERY WET instructions and squeegee out the bubbles initially and you're good to go). On the third one I installed I got a couple of tiny bubbles that I squeegeed out of the protector the next day (could have been before, but my friend didn't notice them until the next morning as they were on one of the dark edges).
    08-18-2016 03:45 PM
  8. James Pettengill's Avatar
    If installed correctly you shouldn't have any air bubbles under the film. They should all smooth out during the application process. A bubble that won't work out is an indication of dust and chewies under there.
    08-18-2016 04:00 PM
  9. Clocks's Avatar
    When I tried skinomi on a previous phone it left a greasy looking residue between the screen protector and phone that didn't go away, even though I wiped the phone clean and never touched the screen side of the protector. So I ended up taking it off after a few days and throwing it away.

    Anyone else ever experience that with wet application protectors?
    08-18-2016 05:38 PM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Not on IQ Shield's. My only gripe with those is that installation is VERY wet for it to work properly, which means you need to let it dry for a couple of hours if you want the edges to truly stick, so as long as you do it before you go to bed, you're OK.
    08-18-2016 06:07 PM
  11. jmcunningham's Avatar
    I bought the Zagg today at Best Buy and so far I hate it. Picks up all the oil from my fingers every time I use it. So the screen constantly has a haze on it. Annoying. Also started pulling up when I put a minimal case on it.
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    08-18-2016 08:03 PM
  12. durandetto's Avatar
    I got the iq shield for free to try out and write a review on it. I've never used their tpu screen covers before. Their tempered glass ones were pretty good and their customer service is amazing. I'm just using the tpu one till someone makes a good, case friendly glass one. If they ever do.
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    08-18-2016 09:13 PM
  13. Clocks's Avatar
    I got the iq shield for free to try out and write a review on it. I've never used their tpu screen covers before. Their tempered glass ones were pretty good and their customer service is amazing. I'm just using the tpu one till someone makes a good, case friendly glass one. If they ever do.
    You should write an Amazon review so I can vote it as "not helpful".
    08-18-2016 09:30 PM
  14. durandetto's Avatar
    You should write an Amazon review so I can vote it as "not helpful".
    I might just do that and send you the link. D!@#k.
    08-18-2016 09:59 PM
  15. tntiger's Avatar
    I just installed the IQ Shield and it went on well but I do have a few small bubbles that I can't get rid of . . . it also has a few streaky places. Their installation video says that these should go away in 24 to 48 hours. If they don't I'll call their customer service to see what to do next. I followed the instructions to the "t" and didn't ever touch the adhesive side of the film. The film is adhering to the edges extremely well and it is such a good fit that I can't even tell it's there except in a couple of places where my alignment was off by a couple of microns (well that and the few bubbles and streaks!
    08-18-2016 10:48 PM
  16. calicocat2010's Avatar
    I just installed the IQ Shield and it went on well but I do have a few small bubbles that I can't get rid of . . . it also has a few streaky places. Their installation video says that these should go away in 24 to 48 hours. If they don't I'll call their customer service to see what to do next. I followed the instructions to the "t" and didn't ever touch the adhesive side of the film. The film is adhering to the edges extremely well and it is such a good fit that I can't even tell it's there except in a couple of places where my alignment was off by a couple of microns (well that and the few bubbles and streaks!
    For note 7?
    08-19-2016 07:53 AM
  17. eRod v1.0's Avatar
    I installed the IQ shield on my Note 7. I can't get the corners and some of the edge to stay down. It's been over 14 hours since install. I tried to put a Spigen case on and it caused the corners to come up again. On to the next protector.....
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    08-19-2016 08:24 AM
  18. tntiger's Avatar
    For note 7?
    Yes - it was for the Note 7.
    08-19-2016 08:52 AM
  19. tntiger's Avatar
    I installed the IQ shield on my Note 7. I can't get the corners and some of the edge to stay down. It's been over 14 hours since install. I tried to put a Spigen case on and it caused the corners to come up again. On to the next protector.....
    I'm having the same problem with mine. The bubbles went away overnight but there are a few discolored areas at the top and 2 different cases pushed the corners and sides up (Spigen Neo-Hybrid and Caseology Wavelength). I'm going to contact the IQ Shield customer service department to see what they recommend before I move on to another protector. I have an Otterbox Defender pre-ordered from Amazon so maybe I won't need a protector for very long anyway.
    08-19-2016 08:57 AM
  20. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just installed mine and no issues. You have to get it REALLY wet and hold down the edges for a couple of minutes before letting dry overnight (and of course, providing you squeegeed out all the water). BUT it will lift with 'edgy' cases.
    08-19-2016 11:30 AM
  21. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I installed the IQ shield on my Note 7. I can't get the corners and some of the edge to stay down. It's been over 14 hours since install. I tried to put a Spigen case on and it caused the corners to come up again. On to the next protector.....
    I'd say on to the next case. Unless you want a screen protector that doesn't reach all the way down, any case will lift the edges.
    08-19-2016 11:31 AM
  22. eRod v1.0's Avatar
    I'd say on to the next case. Unless you want a screen protector that doesn't reach all the way down, any case will lift the edges.
    I've tried two different Ringke cases and one Spigen. It's not the case.
    08-19-2016 12:20 PM
  23. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I've tried two different Ringke cases and one Spigen. It's not the case.
    You need either a case that doesn't go up to the edge of the glass or a protector that doesn't go all the way down the curve. Either way you'll end up with a portion 'unprotected'. These are tighter curves than the ones on the S7 Edge, so it's gonna be harder to find a good balance, but yeah, it's both accessories' fault. If you like the protector, you'll have to find a case that works with it. From review's I've seen from other protectors, however, I'd say you're better off keeping this one and finding a case.

    I was able to avoid mine peeling up with this, maybe it'll help:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...k-out-tip.html
    08-19-2016 12:48 PM
  24. mynameisnick4's Avatar
    posted in the wrong thread
    08-19-2016 01:11 PM
  25. Clocks's Avatar
    Skinomi has a new case friendly version. What a surprise, 63 fake 5 star reviews. Going to have to vote all of those "unhelpful".

    https://www.amazon.com/Protector-Ski...cUvbUpU5346291

    However I'm going to order it and see how they work.
    JawjaBill likes this.
    08-19-2016 03:25 PM
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