Installing iPhone 5 Screen Protector
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Installing iFixit's Epic Screen Protector on the front and back of the iPhone 5
- Author: Brett Hartt
- Difficulty: Moderate
There is nothing more frustrating than trying to look at the gorgeous Retina display of the iPhone with a gigantic scratch going right through the middle of it. And, while the front glass is by no means fragile, it is neither shatter nor scratch proof. So, why take any chances? Once you get scratched, you can never go back.
This guide will show you how to apply iFixit's Epic screen protector to the iPhone 5.
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Using the included microfiber cloth, clean the screen of the iPhone, removing any fingerprints or dust that may have settled on the screen.
It is important to clean the screen really well before you apply the screen protector. Once the screen protector is applied, it is very difficult to remove any dust or fingerprints from underneath it.
Without removing any of the screen protector films, test the screen protector for a good fit on your iPhone
Starting with the home button, align the screen protector so that the cutaway for the home button is concentric with the button. Also, make sure that the earpiece cutaway fits nicely and that all the edges and corners line up.
The cutout at the top of the screen protector extends to the side so that it does not cover the ambient light sensor.
Small deviations will not affect the performance of the screen protector and will most likely not be noticeable once the screen protector is applied.
While using one hand to peel the backing film from the screen protector, use the other had to guide and smooth the screen protector as you lay it on the surface of the iPhone.
Continue peeling the backing film out from under the screen protector until the two are separated, leaving the screen protector completely seated on the iPhone.
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