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Best Screen Protector Installation for Pixel, i-Phone, and Galaxy Phones

June 07, 2020

Having a fingerprint sensor is an important feature for your phone’s security. Even though it won’t stop anyone from trying to rob you, it will make the phone unusable for anyone except you.

Consequently, this means that most thieves or robbers will abandon the phone, which will help you locate it a lot easier. Today we’re going to talk about the easiest and most efficient methods of installing screen protectors for Pixel, i-Phone, and Galaxy smartphones, so let’s get straight to it.

How to install a screen protector

In a nutshell, the installation process is pretty easy. All you need to do is clean your phone, place the protector, align its sides, and configure the fingerprint sensor. Let’s explain each step of the installation process in a bit more detail.  You can also follow along with these videos: 

iBLADES Screen Protector, 1. Preparation


iBLADES Screen Protector, 2. Installation


iBLADES Screen Protector, 3. Fingerprint Setup


iBLADES Screen Protector, 4. Test


First and foremost, you’ll need to wash your hands with lukewarm water before removing the screen protector from its protective case/wrap.

Most high-quality screen protectors come with various accessories, including the alcohol pad. If you are using i-Blades screen protector, you will receive a full bundle, but you’ll only need one for the time being. Remove the alcohol wipe from the package and gently scrub your phone’s screen. This will ensure that any dust or smears are cleaned off the screen.

Instead of waiting for the alcohol to dry, use the microfiber cloth to clean the surface of your phone’s screen. Again, if you’re using i-Blades, you’ll receive a microfiber cloth in your Accessory Package.

The dust remover sticker should be used next; it's important to remove even the smallest specks of dust so that no dust is trapped between the phone screen and the screen protector, which could reduce the sensitivity of your screen.


Your screen protector comes with a protective film which keeps it clean. Gently peel the film off before aligning the sides of the protector to the sides of your phone.

Setting up an in-display fingerprint sensor

If your phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor you will need to set this up.  Find your phone settings (typically called ‘settings’ or ‘my settings’) and locate the Biometrics configuration. Under this category you’ll be able to see ‘fingerprints’ section, where you will be prompted to enter any kind of password you want.

Tip – we recommend that you don’t keep your phone’s fingerprint password or any password whatsoever inside your phone’s storage. Write it down on a piece of paper or store it onto any other device you deem secure, such as your personal PC, for example.

Stronger passwords typically contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number, but if you don’t feel like you’ll remember it, you can type in any password you want. Avoid obvious passwords, such as your date of birth, your middle name, or simply adding ‘123’ after of your name.

After choosing the password, continue on to the ‘add fingerprint’ option. You’ll find a small box area where you will be visually instructed to place your thumb. Keep the thumb in the same position without shaking your hand for at least a couple of seconds.  You might need to do this several times, moving your thumb to a slightly different position each time.  Once this is complete, you will have configured your phone’s in-display fingerprint sensor.

Testing the fingerprint sensor

Upon configuring the fingerprint sensor, you will need to make sure it works properly. Reset your phone manually and try to unlock it by simply tapping the screen with your thumb. If the phone unlocks without any issues, the process has been completed properly.

There are a couple of obstacles you may encounter, though. In certain occasions, your phone might not ‘recognize’ your finger immediately, and it’s imperative that you don’t retry the process multiple times instinctively. Namely, if your phone fails to recognize you as the owner, it might lock itself down.

If you fail to unlock your phone on the first try, retry to log in only once after restarting the device manually. Try to set-up another fingerprint on your phone.  If the problem persists, you should immediately contact customer support for the brand you purchased the screen protector from.

Potential problems and how to avoid them

There are only a handful of mistakes you can accidentally make, so it would be best to counter them immediately.

First and foremost, if you try to install the screen protector upside-down, the sensor will definitely not work. The best way to avoid this mistake is by installing the protector as soon as you pull it out from its case/wrap. If you do happen to pull it out and for any reason decide to install it later, you’ll need to figure out which end is the ‘correct’ one.

This shouldn’t be a problem because the bottom of the screen protector features a slightly larger underlined black line. There’s an even easier way to figure out the orientation; most screen protectors feature a small box/circle towards the bottom. This is the area that will go over the fingerprint sensor.  Once you’ve spotted it, you’ll know which end is up.