1. SpookDroid's Avatar
    So you got your spankin' new Note 7 and you're in Heaven. You want to protect it, so you made sure you got a screen protector (thin film as glass ones for curved displays are crap) and a good case to go with it.

    You spend some time getting that screen ready with no debris, aligning the protector, making sure you squeegee out all the bubbles and hold down the curves to keep it from lifting (and if you're like me and you got a wet-install, you leave it to dry overnight). Then you put on a case, and all your hard work crumbles: the edges begin to lift up and get peeled off.

    With a phone with so little bezel and so much curved glass, it's honestly expected. But there's hope! Try this: a business card! Yup, just make sure it's not too thick or too thin/cheap.

    The screen will usually peel off on the corners of the phone, so just grab a corner of the business card, tuck it under the case, between the glass and the plastic (I recommend picking a 'flat' spot to start as it's easier to insert), and while firmly pushing down so it doesn't slip out, start moving the card around all the contour. Remember, push down on the card to flatten the film protector and always keeping the card tucked inside the case to avoid its edges to lift up the protector again. With luck, most (if not all) of your protector will now be under the case's edges and not lifting up.

    Just don't take out the SD card or SIM or change cases anytime soon haha you'll have to do it again.
    08-19-2016 11:51 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Great tip!
    08-19-2016 05:36 PM
  3. ShiftTab's Avatar
    So you got your spankin' new Note 7 and you're in Heaven. You want to protect it, so you made sure you got a screen protector (thin film as glass ones for curved displays are crap) and a good case to go with it.

    You spend some time getting that screen ready with no debris, aligning the protector, making sure you squeegee out all the bubbles and hold down the curves to keep it from lifting (and if you're like me and you got a wet-install, you leave it to dry overnight). Then you put on a case, and all your hard work crumbles: the edges begin to lift up and get peeled off.

    With a phone with so little bezel and so much curved glass, it's honestly expected. But there's hope! Try this: a business card! Yup, just make sure it's not too thick or too thin/cheap.

    The screen will usually peel off on the corners of the phone, so just grab a corner of the business card, tuck it under the case, between the glass and the plastic (I recommend picking a 'flat' spot to start as it's easier to insert), and while firmly pushing down so it doesn't slip out, start moving the card around all the contour. Remember, push down on the card to flatten the film protector and always keeping the card tucked inside the case to avoid its edges to lift up the protector again. With luck, most (if not all) of your protector will now be under the case's edges and not lifting up.

    Just don't take out the SD card or SIM or change cases anytime soon haha you'll have to do it again.
    Could you provide us a visual? I'm having a hard time understanding this.
    08-19-2016 05:53 PM
  4. ctk4949's Avatar
    Or just buy case friendly screen protectors??
    beh likes this.
    08-19-2016 08:25 PM
  5. ShiftTab's Avatar
    Or just buy case friendly screen protectors??
    Any recommendations?
    Highrisedrifter likes this.
    08-19-2016 08:49 PM
  6. ctk4949's Avatar
    Any recommendations?
    I just ordered these two, will let you know once they arrive.

    Skinom

    IQ Shield
    08-19-2016 08:56 PM
  7. BearlyFloats's Avatar
    Good thread OP. Another tip for these curved displays is to hit the sides with some hot air (hair dryer) and then quickly press and slide your thumb and index finger along the edge. It kinda "shrinks" the film onto the display. Worked on the S7 Edge and S6 Edge+.
    08-19-2016 10:01 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The thing is that the protector alone doesn't lift. It's only when I put in the case that the edges start to come off because of the tight fit of the case on the edges. The Note leaves hardly any space for the case to grab onto, so the only way these protectors won't lift (haven't tried the 'case friendly' versions to see if it works) is if they don't actually cover the whole curved glass (so they don't reach where the case is touching).
    08-21-2016 07:18 PM
  9. Clocks's Avatar
    Could you provide us a visual? I'm having a hard time understanding this.
    Use a thin but sturdy card to push the edges of the screen protector back under the edge of the case.

    Here is a visual. Also it serves as a public display of my artistic abilities and the inability of the spen to remedy my failings as an artist.

    08-21-2016 07:37 PM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Love that visual. ^^
    08-21-2016 07:41 PM
  11. ajb1965's Avatar
    Hilarious visual no doubt created with your new Note 7!
    calicocat2010 likes this.
    08-21-2016 08:28 PM
  12. jakojari's Avatar
    I have the "Invisashield" (Not sure of the spelling) and I have tried these tips and my screen protector still bubbles up. :-(
    08-22-2016 08:28 PM
  13. djlee0314's Avatar
    Got my iqshield today and will be installing shortly. Will use this tip when putting on my case but also going to try using plastic film aka saran wrap around phone as it "cures" overnight to try and keep the protector pressed against edges firmly. Will follow up with an update.... fingers crossed!
    lv2bsilly likes this.
    08-22-2016 08:48 PM

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