How to Clean the Sticky Side of a Screen Protector?

How to Clean the Sticky Side of a Screen Protector

We clean the top side of a screen protector all the time. How about cleaning the underside or the sticky side of a screen protector for a change?

Screen protectors are thin plastic films that stick to the screens of phones, tablets, laptops, portable gaming systems, and other devices with small screens. Although the adhesive side protects the screen from scratches and other damage, it can trap lint and hair against the screen, creating a distracting sight.

Cleaning a screen protector with fingerprints, dust particles, or other defects solves the problem rather than tossing it away or replacing it. 

In this guide, we’ll show you how to clean the sticky side of a screen protector.

Materials that you’ll need

  • Dish Soap
  • Packaging Tape
  • Microfibre Cloth (typically comes with the purchase of screen protector)
  • Hairdryer or a Fan with lint 

Step by Step Guide to Clean the Sticky Side of a Screen Protector 

Follow the steps below for a spick-and-span sticky side of a screen protector:

Step 1: Wash your hands with soapy water. Use a gentle hand soap that does not include harsh chemicals like chlorine or bleach.

Step 2: Now, remove your device’s screen protector by peeling it off.

Step 3; Rinse the sticky side of the screen protector under cool running water to rinse it off.

Step 4: To clean the sticky side, use dish soap. You may have to repeat the process to completely remove any sticky fingerprint stains and dust particles. 

Step 5: To fast dry the screen protector, use a hairdryer or a fan. Make sure the sticky and non-sticky surfaces are completely dry.

Step 6: Dust particles will likely land on your screen when drying if you’re in a particularly dusty environment. It’s alright! Make a loop out of a piece of packaging tape, keeping the adhesive side on the outside, like the image below. 

Take a strip of packaging tape and turn it into a loop shape. You can use other tapes, but packaging tape works best.

Step 7: Begin by softly dabbing the looped tape against the sticky side of the screen protector where the dust particles are located. The tape should remove the dust particles.

Step 8: Clean your phone’s screen using a microfiber cloth.

Step 9: Finally, put the sticky side of your dust-free/fingerprint-free screen protector on your phone’s screen.

Final Words

A screen protector is an excellent way to prevent scratches and cracks on your mobile device’s screen, but just because they’re supposed to be replaced doesn’t mean you have to replace them every time they get filthy. Cleaning your screen protector doesn’t require any special equipment or chemicals; all you need is a soft cloth and a little care.

With the help of the easy steps above, you’ll know how to clean the sticky side of a screen protector. But if you want to remove it from your phone’s screen, you have to do it very carefully.

Visit our blog for more smart hacks, tips, and guides. 

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