You should all know by now I love using the invisibleSHIELD on all my Apple toys. It’s on my aluminum MacBook, iPad, and iPhone 2G/3G/3GS. Now, my iPhone 4 has joined the club. Earlier we posted about how the new full body iPhone 4 invisibleSHIELD includes side protection, which helps solve the “antennagate” issue.
iPhone 4 invisibleSHIELD Install Tips
Previous invisibleSHIELD installs required patience as the rounded corners of iPhones made for a tricky install. Now that the iPhone 4 has flat glass on both sides this is by far the easiest invisibleSHIELD install of all time.
Here are some tips:
- Wipe down your iPhone with a clean microfibre cloth beforehand. Blow away dust. Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Spray down your fingers before peeling off the plastic.
- OPTIONAL (at your own risk!): Spray down your iPhone 4 as well as the shield itself. The more water makes for an install with less air bubbles. When you smooth out the water the bubbles go with it.
- One the shield is applied on the phone, lightly spray the surface, then wrap your squeegee in a damp paper towel to wick away the water/bubbles. I find a wrapped squeegee makes it easier to smooth everything out.
- Let the shield cure for at least 12 hours or so, you can still leave the iPhone on.
- For the sides, I sprayed down the pieces then wicked away excess water with my fingers. I carefully laid it down so it was nice and straight.
- The “orange peel” effect goes away slightly after a few days.
- Retina Display still looks amazing with the shield on the front.
I’m pretty happy with my install–quite easy if you take your time! The shield adds more grip to the phone and has already saved me from a few potential scratches. Once my iPhone 4 Bumper arrives, it will make a killer combination with the fully body invisibleSHIELD.
Check out the pictures below and decide for yourself!
Here is a picture gallery of my iPhone 4 invisibleSHIELD