There are a ton of different iPhone and iPad cases on the market, but some of the most popular among these cases are slider based cases. This includes brands like the Incase Slider, Case Crown Glider and the Elago S4 Glide. Thousands of these cases are sold each time Apple releases a new iPhone, but most of them have average to low consumer reviews, for one reason.
The majority of consumer reviews for slider cases of any brand contain complaints that the slider case is no good because it peeled back the screen protector on the buyer’s iPhone. My iPhone case is the Incase Slider, I do use a screen protector with it, and it did peel back the screen protector. Screen protectors are simply a pain to install in the first place, but if you have a slider based case and want to prevent screen protector peel back, all it takes is a couple of fundamental skills that you learned in art class.
Slider cases are preferable to simple snap cases because many snap cases do not have the protruding front bezel that will protect the front of the iPhone from drop protection.However, this outer front bezel combined with the way that the case slides on to the phone causes screen protectors to be incompatible. If you purchase a slider case and some screen protectors and want to prevent this annoying issue, simply try the following steps:
- Start with just the iPhone or iPad. Do not install the slider case yet. Do not install the screen protector yet.
- Get a ruler or straight edge and a razor blade.
- Using the straight edge as a guide, simply trim off approximately 1/8 of an inch off of each side of the screen protector. Also, trim off approximately 1/8 of an inch from the top and bottom of the screen protector. (This could be more or less than 1/8 of an inch. Simply look at the front bezel on your slider case and determine how much to trim off.)
- With the iPhone still out of the case, proceed to install the screen protector.
- Once the screen protector is installed and air bubble free, slide the case on.
- The case will slide on, but because the screen protector is now modified for the case, it won’t peel back or bubble.
That’s basically all there is to it. By using this very simple hack, you can enjoy your iPhone or iPad slider case and still use a screen protector. At first, I was a bit disappointed that the Incase Slider that I bought peeled back the screen protector, but with a bit of modification, I was able to get the screen protector working just fine. Alternatively, if you are looking for a case for your iPhone or iPad and want to purchase a slider case, I would recommend it.
There are some negative reviews for these cases by plenty of consumers, but most of them revolve around the problem that was addressed in this article. Now, you can fix it. Thank you for stopping by the site for today’s post.