1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Can I use a liquid wipe on screen protector on top of the factory screen protector from my Samsung Galaxy Z fold 3? Or do I need to pull that factory screen protector off first?
    10-09-2021 02:09 AM
  2. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    It's best not to apply anything onto an existing screen protector.

    Personally I'd leave the factory fitted screen protector in place and use that.

    If you wish to proceed to remove the current screen protector and apply one yourself then thats a personal choice and can come with possible ramifications especially if you damage the screen when removing the factory fitted screen protector.
    10-09-2021 02:08 PM
  3. vimagreg's Avatar
    Well… I think you should not apply anything on the screen, nor remove the original protector. But that’s your phone, so do what pleases you
    10-09-2021 02:24 PM
  4. tadpoles's Avatar
    I'm quite pleased with the original screen protectors and think they should come on all Samsung's upper tier phones. No, I would not recommend removing them unless something is seriously wrong (a scratch or peeling).
    Poshworld likes this.
    10-09-2021 02:53 PM
  5. Yguideslou's Avatar
    Here's a problem with liquid screen protectors that most don't think of, (read it in the Note 9 forum back in the day).

    Let's put this in BDD format for my Developer homies out there.

    Given you go to trade in your phone.
    And you have a removable screen protector.
    And there's a scratch on it
    And the trade in guy says, "Sorry, there's a scratch on your screen."
    And you peel off the screen protector
    And say, "Nope, it's a scratch on the protector not my screen, see?"
    Then you get full value for your phone.

    You can't just peel off the liquid protection to prove the scratch is on the protector and not on the screen itself.

    Whether or not the scratch is only on the liquid protection or actually on the screen doesn't matter, it will always be there because you just can't peel off the liquid protection like you can plastic/glass protectors, and show a scratch free screen.
    10-09-2021 06:44 PM
  6. anon(10766205)'s Avatar
    Here's a problem with liquid screen protectors that most don't think of, (read it in the Note 9 forum back in the day).

    Let's put this in BDD format for my Developer homies out there.

    Given you go to trade in your phone.
    And you have a removable screen protector.
    And there's a scratch on it
    And the trade in guy says, "Sorry, there's a scratch on your screen."
    And you peel off the screen protector
    And say, "Nope, it's a scratch on the protector not my screen, see?"
    Then you get full value for your phone.

    You can't just peel off the liquid protection to prove the scratch in on the protector and not on the screen itself.

    Whether or not the scratch is only on the liquid protection or actually on the screen doesn't matter, it will always be there because you just can't peel off the liquid protection like you can plastic/glass protectors, and show a scratch free screen.
    How true. When I got my S21ultra in February I made the mistake of applying Gadget Guard liquid protector. It was fine for a couple weeks. Then then screen started to smudge really bad. I mean REALLY bad. I can just look at the phone and it smudges. My 2 year old s10e, and my new Pixel 5a are just the opposite. I have to really try to get them to smudge. I recommend NO liquid screen protector. My other phones have no screen protectors at all.
    10-09-2021 07:22 PM
  7. TMavC5's Avatar
    Can I use a liquid wipe on screen protector on top of the factory screen protector from my Samsung Galaxy Z fold 3? Or do I need to pull that factory screen protector off first?
    I wouldn't use any liquid to clean your plastic factory screen protector. It is likely harsh chemical, use soft water dampening cloth will do just fine.
    10-10-2021 09:52 AM
  8. Shally Mamiz's Avatar
    Screen protection is needed for rough users like me, I prefer it on my device to not to get even a tiny scratch. I'm using Gadgetshieldz screen protector on my Z Fold 3 for 2 months now and there are no issues with it. I'm happy that there are very few scratches on it and it does provide good protection. I'll drop the link below for easy access,
    https://www.gadgetshieldz.com/samsun...rs-guards.html
    11-09-2021 03:09 AM
  9. Toes Up's Avatar
    Screen protection is needed for rough users like me, I prefer it on my device to not to get even a tiny scratch. I'm using Gadgetshieldz screen protector on my Z Fold 3 for 2 months now and there are no issues with it. I'm happy that there are very few scratches on it and it does provide good protection. I'll drop the link below for easy access,
    https://www.gadgetshieldz.com/samsun...rs-guards.html
    Did you apply the Gadgetshieldz on the inner screen and over the existing protector?
    11-09-2021 07:55 AM
  10. Shally Mamiz's Avatar
    Did you apply the Gadgetshieldz on the inner screen and over the existing protector?
    I applied it to the inner screen and there is no problem with the touch sensor, it works really fine.
    Toes Up likes this.
    11-09-2021 11:20 PM
  11. enots27's Avatar
    Here's a problem with liquid screen protectors that most don't think of, (read it in the Note 9 forum back in the day).

    Let's put this in BDD format for my Developer homies out there.

    Given you go to trade in your phone.
    And you have a removable screen protector.
    And there's a scratch on it
    And the trade in guy says, "Sorry, there's a scratch on your screen."
    And you peel off the screen protector
    And say, "Nope, it's a scratch on the protector not my screen, see?"
    Then you get full value for your phone.

    You can't just peel off the liquid protection to prove the scratch is on the protector and not on the screen itself.

    Whether or not the scratch is only on the liquid protection or actually on the screen doesn't matter, it will always be there because you just can't peel off the liquid protection like you can plastic/glass protectors, and show a scratch free screen.
    There are YouTube videos about liquid screen protectors. They don't protect your phone att all. It will however cover up any oleophobic coating
    11-17-2021 09:31 AM

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