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How to: invisibleSHIELD iPhone 3G Install Video Tutorial Part 2

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Okay guys and gals, here’s the second part of my invisibleSHIELD iPhone 3G install video tutorial. I posted Part 1 of the front piece install yesterday. It took a while to upload to YouTube so I let it go overnight. I didn’t have enough time to film me pressing down the corners, but I do have some pictures of the corners and how they look a couple days later.

My best advice for the corners is to wait a few minutes for the soap solution to “dry” up a bit before attempting to press it against the phone. Once you’ve pressed down, hold firmly for at least 5 minutes. This will give time for the plastic to “set” against the iPhone. Enjoy the video!

Here are a few pictures of my corners. The IS does attract some dust, but so does every other case (silicone cases are the worst). Some people have complained the IS turns yellow over time. If this happens just email ZAGG and get another set (lifetime warranty). Also, apparently there has been a new back piece released by ZAGG which helps make the corners even easier to install (thanks Ruffdeezy). I’ll investigate and get back to you guys!

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  • Zilly

    Gread vid iphonefan… ah… minus the music which drown out your voice!!! lol. Anyway, one of my corners is lifting up, obviously i didnt hold it down long enough. So…. as this is my own fault do u think I’ll get a free replacement??

  • Zilly

    Gread vid iphonefan… ah… minus the music which drown out your voice!!! lol. Anyway, one of my corners is lifting up, obviously i didnt hold it down long enough. So…. as this is my own fault do u think I’ll get a free replacement??

  • I think it also has to do in part with the curvature of the iPhone itself and the plastic being forced to adhere to the corners. I would email zagg and tell them about your situation…if it’s wear and tear causing it, I think that might qualify for a replacement. šŸ˜‰

  • I think it also has to do in part with the curvature of the iPhone itself and the plastic being forced to adhere to the corners. I would email zagg and tell them about your situation…if it’s wear and tear causing it, I think that might qualify for a replacement. šŸ˜‰

  • king1412

    Does anybody know if an iphone with an IS will fit in a sena or vaja slim case? A few people have said that the sena and vaja are tight fights so I am concerened that an iphone with an IS will not fit. I like using the iphone without a case (feels better without the bulk of plastic, rubber, leather or silicone) but i dont want to leave it naked or put it in my pockets where lint will stick to the IS. Comments anybody?

  • king1412

    Does anybody know if an iphone with an IS will fit in a sena or vaja slim case? A few people have said that the sena and vaja are tight fights so I am concerened that an iphone with an IS will not fit. I like using the iphone without a case (feels better without the bulk of plastic, rubber, leather or silicone) but i dont want to leave it naked or put it in my pockets where lint will stick to the IS. Comments anybody?

  • Tim Aucoin

    Great videos! I have to agree with Zilly about the music šŸ™‚ I think I’ll order me up a couple / few of these things and give one a try myself. Fortunately I have my 2g phone to use while the shield cures!
    Thanks again iPhone Fan! Have a fantastic week!

  • Tim Aucoin

    Great videos! I have to agree with Zilly about the music šŸ™‚ I think I’ll order me up a couple / few of these things and give one a try myself. Fortunately I have my 2g phone to use while the shield cures!
    Thanks again iPhone Fan! Have a fantastic week!

  • LoWd0Wn

    I noticed the corners are a lot different then the 1st gen. It almost looks easier to do them. As far as the look it is hhard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the exact corner is exposed a bit compared to the 1st gen shield.

    I use the elega case for the iphone with the shield and love it. I did have to expand it a bit with cardboard for 2 days but then it fit awesome. But a friend did not have to expand his. Excellent case though. Best in my opinion.

  • LoWd0Wn

    I noticed the corners are a lot different then the 1st gen. It almost looks easier to do them. As far as the look it is hhard to tell from the pictures but it looks like the exact corner is exposed a bit compared to the 1st gen shield.

    I use the elega case for the iphone with the shield and love it. I did have to expand it a bit with cardboard for 2 days but then it fit awesome. But a friend did not have to expand his. Excellent case though. Best in my opinion.

  • LoWd0Wn

    I posted before I watched it. Sure wish I could have heard what you were saying, especially after the 3rd time you pulled it off. The music seemed to get louder and could not make out why you did pull it off again. Or what you said from that point on…..

  • LoWd0Wn

    I posted before I watched it. Sure wish I could have heard what you were saying, especially after the 3rd time you pulled it off. The music seemed to get louder and could not make out why you did pull it off again. Or what you said from that point on…..

  • eason

    actually what kind of situation we can get another one from zagg? did they say it on their web site?

  • eason

    actually what kind of situation we can get another one from zagg? did they say it on their web site?

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  • Andrew Knickerbocker

    lol rick rolled!

  • Andrew Knickerbocker

    lol rick rolled!

  • Andrew Knickerbocker

    lol rick rolled!

  • James MacRury

    Nice video although the music was a bit too loud compared to part 1; it really did mask out parts of your instructions.

    I am a big fan of the IS; had my first one for the iPod Touch and now have one for my new iPhone 3G. I also have a Griffin Elan Clip case in which the fit is VERY tight before the shield goes on and was wondering, have to tested this case yet and if so, has it been the the IS installed? I am really wondering if the phone will fit once the IS has been installed.

  • James MacRury

    Nice video although the music was a bit too loud compared to part 1; it really did mask out parts of your instructions.

    I am a big fan of the IS; had my first one for the iPod Touch and now have one for my new iPhone 3G. I also have a Griffin Elan Clip case in which the fit is VERY tight before the shield goes on and was wondering, have to tested this case yet and if so, has it been the the IS installed? I am really wondering if the phone will fit once the IS has been installed.

  • James MacRury

    Nice video although the music was a bit too loud compared to part 1; it really did mask out parts of your instructions.

    I am a big fan of the IS; had my first one for the iPod Touch and now have one for my new iPhone 3G. I also have a Griffin Elan Clip case in which the fit is VERY tight before the shield goes on and was wondering, have to tested this case yet and if so, has it been the the IS installed? I am really wondering if the phone will fit once the IS has been installed.

  • Harry

    Yeah the back is the hardest part to secure, the corners lifted on mine and now there is lint in the corners. OH and one of my corners RIPPED off while i was removing it from my pocket. I am sad šŸ™
    I am not impressed with the shield.

  • Harry

    Yeah the back is the hardest part to secure, the corners lifted on mine and now there is lint in the corners. OH and one of my corners RIPPED off while i was removing it from my pocket. I am sad šŸ™
    I am not impressed with the shield.

  • Harry

    Yeah the back is the hardest part to secure, the corners lifted on mine and now there is lint in the corners. OH and one of my corners RIPPED off while i was removing it from my pocket. I am sad šŸ™
    I am not impressed with the shield.

  • Hey thanks for the comments everybody! I forgot to lower the volume on the MP3 versus part one…I’ll keep it in mind for the next video! LOL

    James: Yeah I also noticed that once the IS was installed fitting it onto tight cases was a challenge.

  • Hey thanks for the comments everybody! I forgot to lower the volume on the MP3 versus part one…I’ll keep it in mind for the next video! LOL

    James: Yeah I also noticed that once the IS was installed fitting it onto tight cases was a challenge.

  • Hey thanks for the comments everybody! I forgot to lower the volume on the MP3 versus part one…I’ll keep it in mind for the next video! LOL

    James: Yeah I also noticed that once the IS was installed fitting it onto tight cases was a challenge.

  • LoWd0Wn

    Harry,
    that would be covered by warranty I am sure. They cover just about anything.
    Get a new one.

  • LoWd0Wn

    Harry,
    that would be covered by warranty I am sure. They cover just about anything.
    Get a new one.

  • LoWd0Wn

    Harry,
    that would be covered by warranty I am sure. They cover just about anything.
    Get a new one.

  • @King 1412,

    My IS on my 3G works in both the SENA Elega Pouch and UltraSlim case with no problem. Its actually EASIER to take it out of the Slim case if you can believe that!!

  • @King 1412,

    My IS on my 3G works in both the SENA Elega Pouch and UltraSlim case with no problem. Its actually EASIER to take it out of the Slim case if you can believe that!!

  • @King 1412,

    My IS on my 3G works in both the SENA Elega Pouch and UltraSlim case with no problem. Its actually EASIER to take it out of the Slim case if you can believe that!!

  • LoWd0Wn

    Xi – did you get a new Elega case or use the one you had for the 1st gen? Do they fit?
    I haven’t ordered an Elega as yet to see if it will fit my 1st gen phone case. My phone is coming today!!Yahoo!

  • LoWd0Wn

    Xi – did you get a new Elega case or use the one you had for the 1st gen? Do they fit?
    I haven’t ordered an Elega as yet to see if it will fit my 1st gen phone case. My phone is coming today!!Yahoo!

  • LoWd0Wn

    Xi – did you get a new Elega case or use the one you had for the 1st gen? Do they fit?
    I haven’t ordered an Elega as yet to see if it will fit my 1st gen phone case. My phone is coming today!!Yahoo!

  • IsrealsSoN13

    This was a great music video featuring the amazing dancing iPhone! Now how do I install my Invisible Shield? lol

  • IsrealsSoN13

    This was a great music video featuring the amazing dancing iPhone! Now how do I install my Invisible Shield? lol

  • IsrealsSoN13

    This was a great music video featuring the amazing dancing iPhone! Now how do I install my Invisible Shield? lol

  • Marc

    Well, I just got this yesterday and installed it on my 3G. Use the water like described in the video, it does make it easier. Also be patient, it takes time. The skins go on fast enough, but it takes time to gently push out the air bubbles, and the corners on the back. In fact, the package says to use a blow dryer on cool setting to help dry the corners after the back is in place to make them stick more. I dod not use the dryer, but i did find that after 15 minutes, it got easier and stuck more. It is looking good this morning. Also, where the corners are, there can be areas that simply will not stick because it is not stretched out. Try and make sure you pull the skins out so that no area sticks up. I had one corner that did this and I knew this was going to cause problems, so I used a scalpel and very gently removed the little extra skin roll. I believe that everything MUST be nice and flat otherwise time will cause mayhem. Good luck.

  • Marc

    Well, I just got this yesterday and installed it on my 3G. Use the water like described in the video, it does make it easier. Also be patient, it takes time. The skins go on fast enough, but it takes time to gently push out the air bubbles, and the corners on the back. In fact, the package says to use a blow dryer on cool setting to help dry the corners after the back is in place to make them stick more. I dod not use the dryer, but i did find that after 15 minutes, it got easier and stuck more. It is looking good this morning. Also, where the corners are, there can be areas that simply will not stick because it is not stretched out. Try and make sure you pull the skins out so that no area sticks up. I had one corner that did this and I knew this was going to cause problems, so I used a scalpel and very gently removed the little extra skin roll. I believe that everything MUST be nice and flat otherwise time will cause mayhem. Good luck.

  • Marc

    Well, I just got this yesterday and installed it on my 3G. Use the water like described in the video, it does make it easier. Also be patient, it takes time. The skins go on fast enough, but it takes time to gently push out the air bubbles, and the corners on the back. In fact, the package says to use a blow dryer on cool setting to help dry the corners after the back is in place to make them stick more. I dod not use the dryer, but i did find that after 15 minutes, it got easier and stuck more. It is looking good this morning. Also, where the corners are, there can be areas that simply will not stick because it is not stretched out. Try and make sure you pull the skins out so that no area sticks up. I had one corner that did this and I knew this was going to cause problems, so I used a scalpel and very gently removed the little extra skin roll. I believe that everything MUST be nice and flat otherwise time will cause mayhem. Good luck.

  • mark b

    thanks for the great videos. made my install a brease

  • mark b

    thanks for the great videos. made my install a brease

  • mark b

    thanks for the great videos. made my install a brease

  • Andrew2709

    does anyone know if invisible shield helps with fingerprints because it is so annoying to always have to wipe it with the clothe.

  • Andrew2709

    does anyone know if invisible shield helps with fingerprints because it is so annoying to always have to wipe it with the clothe.

  • Andrew2709

    does anyone know if invisible shield helps with fingerprints because it is so annoying to always have to wipe it with the clothe.

  • atlong

    Just a question. I got the IS and the solution that came with it didn’t seem like there was very much. I finsihed doing the front and there was nothing left in the spray. It was completely empty. I didn’t really over spray yet I have no solution left for the back. What solution is it? Will I have to contact ZAGG for a solution replacement or can I use something else to apply the shield?

  • atlong

    Just a question. I got the IS and the solution that came with it didn’t seem like there was very much. I finsihed doing the front and there was nothing left in the spray. It was completely empty. I didn’t really over spray yet I have no solution left for the back. What solution is it? Will I have to contact ZAGG for a solution replacement or can I use something else to apply the shield?

  • atlong

    Just a question. I got the IS and the solution that came with it didn’t seem like there was very much. I finsihed doing the front and there was nothing left in the spray. It was completely empty. I didn’t really over spray yet I have no solution left for the back. What solution is it? Will I have to contact ZAGG for a solution replacement or can I use something else to apply the shield?

  • Andrew: yes it does help…a lot…

    atlong: the solution is just a mild soap solution. You can make your own. Put one drop of dishwashing soap and then fill up with water. Give a couple shakes to mix it up and you’re good to go! I’ve done it before and it works the same. Let me know how it turns out!

  • Andrew: yes it does help…a lot…

    atlong: the solution is just a mild soap solution. You can make your own. Put one drop of dishwashing soap and then fill up with water. Give a couple shakes to mix it up and you’re good to go! I’ve done it before and it works the same. Let me know how it turns out!

  • Andrew: yes it does help…a lot…

    atlong: the solution is just a mild soap solution. You can make your own. Put one drop of dishwashing soap and then fill up with water. Give a couple shakes to mix it up and you’re good to go! I’ve done it before and it works the same. Let me know how it turns out!

  • atlong

    @iphonefan Well I tried the dishwashing solution you told me about and it seems to do the trick, although I think I put in a little too much soap in the mixture. Thanks for the help.

    I also noticed this morning on the front piece of the shield, there was specks of dust/dirt that is on the phone in between the shield. Is there any way to clean the shield and reapply it? I tried to re apply and sort of clean it with the squeege but I think that just made it worst. Any ideas?

  • atlong

    @iphonefan Well I tried the dishwashing solution you told me about and it seems to do the trick, although I think I put in a little too much soap in the mixture. Thanks for the help.

    I also noticed this morning on the front piece of the shield, there was specks of dust/dirt that is on the phone in between the shield. Is there any way to clean the shield and reapply it? I tried to re apply and sort of clean it with the squeege but I think that just made it worst. Any ideas?

  • atlong

    @iphonefan Well I tried the dishwashing solution you told me about and it seems to do the trick, although I think I put in a little too much soap in the mixture. Thanks for the help.

    I also noticed this morning on the front piece of the shield, there was specks of dust/dirt that is on the phone in between the shield. Is there any way to clean the shield and reapply it? I tried to re apply and sort of clean it with the squeege but I think that just made it worst. Any ideas?

  • atlong

    Sorry just another question, when I tried to apply the back it seems like the shield does not cover the chrome around the phone. Is it supposed to cover it or just before it? I would have to stretch the thing to cover both sides and it would only cover it barely. Its kinda frustrating but trying to work out the kinks.

  • atlong

    Sorry just another question, when I tried to apply the back it seems like the shield does not cover the chrome around the phone. Is it supposed to cover it or just before it? I would have to stretch the thing to cover both sides and it would only cover it barely. Its kinda frustrating but trying to work out the kinks.

  • atlong

    Sorry just another question, when I tried to apply the back it seems like the shield does not cover the chrome around the phone. Is it supposed to cover it or just before it? I would have to stretch the thing to cover both sides and it would only cover it barely. Its kinda frustrating but trying to work out the kinks.

  • Dean

    I found the entire installation frustrating – even the front. The cut-outs for the iPhone 3G are not accurate and that’s what screwed me up. The back corners were tricky but didn’t give me too much problems. The “adhesive” side is a dust magnet and I don’t know if I could ever put one one without some form of dust on it. I would rather have my IS on smooth and “invisible” but I don’t think that’s possible – I guess I’m fine with the dust/bubbles as long as it protects it from scratches.

    I wonder if I could pull the IS off, wash it with soap and water and re-apply it?

  • Dean

    I found the entire installation frustrating – even the front. The cut-outs for the iPhone 3G are not accurate and that’s what screwed me up. The back corners were tricky but didn’t give me too much problems. The “adhesive” side is a dust magnet and I don’t know if I could ever put one one without some form of dust on it. I would rather have my IS on smooth and “invisible” but I don’t think that’s possible – I guess I’m fine with the dust/bubbles as long as it protects it from scratches.

    I wonder if I could pull the IS off, wash it with soap and water and re-apply it?

  • Dean

    I found the entire installation frustrating – even the front. The cut-outs for the iPhone 3G are not accurate and that’s what screwed me up. The back corners were tricky but didn’t give me too much problems. The “adhesive” side is a dust magnet and I don’t know if I could ever put one one without some form of dust on it. I would rather have my IS on smooth and “invisible” but I don’t think that’s possible – I guess I’m fine with the dust/bubbles as long as it protects it from scratches.

    I wonder if I could pull the IS off, wash it with soap and water and re-apply it?

  • marc

    This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by a third party.

  • marc

    This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by a third party.

  • marc

    This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by a third party.

  • larry

    any way you can repost the 2nd video iphonefan? would love to see how you’re doing the corners!

  • larry

    any way you can repost the 2nd video iphonefan? would love to see how you’re doing the corners!

  • larry

    any way you can repost the 2nd video iphonefan? would love to see how you’re doing the corners!

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