When Should You Replace A Screen Protector?

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When Should You Replace A Screen Protector?
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Not sure when should you replace your screen protector? We've got you covered.

As a smartphone owner, knowing the right time to replace your screen protector is very important. It is just as important as knowing how to replace a screen protector or how to clean a screen protector.

With that being said, we’re going to give you an insight into the right time to replace your screen protector. Let's get into it!


When Should You Replace A Screen Protector?

A screen protector is like a shield for your phone's screen. They protect your phone's screen from scratches and cracks by taking the fall for it. It is inevitable, however, that over time they will wear down and you will need to retire them.

Here are some telltale signs that you need to replace your screen protector.

When it is cracked

This is a very obvious sign that you should replace your screen protector. A cracked screen protector is not only unsightly but also hazardous as the sharp cracks could cut your fingers. So if your screen protector is cracked, it is time to get a new one. The sooner you replace it, the better.

When it is peeling off


Another sign that your screen protector needs to be replaced is if the edges of the protector are peeling off. Usually, dropping the phone in water or not properly installing the screen protector is the reason it happens. If you notice your protector peeling off, you should buy a new one immediately.

How Long Do Glass Screen Protectors Last?

There is no definitive answer for how long your screen protector lasts. The lifespan of a screen protector depends on how it is treated and its environment. With good care, a decent quality screen protector should last the entire life of your phone.

Improper installation, exposing it to extreme heat or cold, and of course, dropping the phone in water or on the ground are a bunch of things that could impact how long it lasts. As long as your screen protector is not affected by any of these things, you can expect it to last as long as the life of your phone.