Although a screen protector is one of the most invisible ways to protect your MacBook Air while preserving its sleek design, installing a screen protector can be a challenge, especially if you've never done it before. Thankfully, the pros at Zagg have divulged some of their best secrets for getting a screen protector installed perfectly. Here are some of the tips they have to offer:
1. Wash your hands first.
Sounds a bit like your mom telling you to wash up for dinner, but Zagg's first tip is to wash your hands before trying to install a screen protector. The skin oils on your hands can leave fingerprints on the device and the screen protector, which can make for a frustrating process of do-overs.
2. Line it up correctly.
What starts out as a slight misalignment at the top of the screen can turn into a lopsided installation job by the time you get to the bottom of the screen. Take the time to line up the screen protector carefully at the top edge and sides before applying the screen protector to your MacBook Air. If you're not patient enough to do this, we recommend asking a friend who is more of a perfectionist to do it for you.
3. Use a squeegee to remove bubbles.
Zagg screen protectors for MacBook Air come with a squeegee to help you work out all the little bubbles that get trapped underneath the screen protector. You can also use a credit card to work out the bubbles. If things just aren't lining up right or you get too many bubbles, you can always remove the screen protector and start over again.
4. Get the corners and edges to stick.
Other than bubbles, getting the corners and edges to adhere is one of the trickiest parts about installing a screen protector on a MacBook Air. The pros at Zagg have a few tricks up their sleeve, including using a desk lamp for a low source of heat, "palming" the corners and edges (applying pressure with the palm of your hand) for about 1 minute (repeat several times, if needed), and using a blow dryer on the lowest "cool" setting (don't use the warm or heat setting) to dry out the screen protector.
5. Practice on less noticeable pieces.
Since the back piece of a full body screen protector is less noticeable than the front pieces, Zagg recommends starting with the back piece first. This gives you some practice for lining up the screen protector, removing the bubbles, and getting the edges and corners to stick. Any imperfections on the back piece will be less noticeable than on your screen, so it's a good place to mess up a few times and start over again.
Zagg Screen Protector for MacBook Air
Keep your laptop looking sharp with a Zagg screen protector for MacBook Air. This full body screen protector is made of the same material used to protect military helicopter blades from dust, dirt, and debris. Comes with a free lifetime replacement guarantee! Get free shipping with purchase of any other case or accessory.