Best Tablet Screen Protectors in 2020

SPARIN [3 Pack] Screen Protector for iPad 10.2 Inch (7th Gen) / iPad Air 3 2019 / iPad Pro 10.5, Tempered Glass / Apple Pencil Compatible / High Definition Review:

This is the FIRST screen protector I’ve ever applied that went on perfectly the first time! The instructions were clearly explained on YouTube and I couldn’t be more pleased. It fits my iPad (7th generation 2019) very well, even with an Otter Box Defender (definitely recommend both....I learned the hard way that the Otter Box alone is not enough, although I don’t suppose anything could stand up to my fat cat walking on it). The screen is responsive too, no problems. As for durability—the most important factor for most of us—time will tell. Will update.

amFilm Glass Screen Protector for iPad Air 3 (2019) 10.5 inch, iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) (2 Pack) Tempered Glass, Apple Pencil Compatible Review:

I have bought from Techmatte for probably 5 years it seems. I have had their screens for Iphone models 4, 5, 6+ and iPad models Air and Pro 10.5. These protectors have been in plastic film and glass. The latest glass versions such as the 10.5 are excellent and work just as adverstised. In the past I used the plastic versions and like them better since they do not break easily on installation and will not break when dropped. Installation of the plastic screen is more tricky and they seem to be more suscepitable to dust entrapement. It appears that the glass version will actually hide the dust in the glue but that is just a guess.

This specific product was easy to install and since I had two I just jumped in and did it the first time without all the preparation such as steaming bathroom, etc. Here is what I did and recommend:
- If you have very dry air and detect static anywhere in your house then do this project in a recently steamed bathroom to kill off dust and static.
- turn off all air handling systems such as A/C or heat, ceiling fans and get in an area with NO AIR MOVEMENT.
- find a hard surface to work on like a desk and make sure you have strong light. Wipe off the entire work area to get rid of dust.
- read instructions and watch video before starting.
- wash your hands, wear the most lint free clothing you have. Dry hands with paper towel.
- clean your screen with dish detergent and water but only on a 1” area of paper towel. Dry screen with paper towel and look at an angle for dust. Blow off whatever dust you see.
- wipe screen with alchohol wipe provided. Go from one edge to the other and off the phone.
- wipe the damp screen with the microfiber cloth supplier in circular motion and check for no dust looking at a angle of reflection.
- peel off step one but do this away from the phone and do it slowly to make sure you do not have static buildup attracting dust.
- looking straight down carefully align the home button and speaker holes. I have found that some times just centering the screen and using the sides for equal clearence works best. Now gently touch the glass to the screen and let the attachment will actually see it flow like water from point of contact to edge. I would not touch or press until you see most bubbles are out. If you have some then gently work with the squeege out from the center to the edge. Once you have it all in hand then you can press harder. Do not attempt to lift and reset as you will only find you get dust and loss of adhesion. I think this is why you get two in this package!
- If you see any dust then put the device in a warm place or in the sun until it warms then try to squeege it out. If you have no success then just wait a few days as it may just go away as the glue flows around the dust.

JETech Screen Protector for iPad 7 (10.2-Inch, 2019 Model, 7th Generation), iPad Air 3 (10.5-Inch, 2019) and iPad Pro 10.5 (2017), Tempered Glass Film Review:

I bought this based on the reviews from other purchasers. I usually purchase screen protectors from another specific brand, but their reviews for this generation product weren't as good as the JETech reviews. Installation was pretty easy, a tip would be to go into the bathroom and run a steaming shower to help reduce dust particles that might land on your screen after you've already cleaned it off. I pulled off the back piece of the protector and let it gently down onto the ipad and didn't have to use any force at all and it filled out the majority of the screen. I used the provided squeegee to get the rest of the outsides in place, and that was it. Looks great so far and feels pretty heavy duty!
Would definitely recommend for those who want a screen protector!

JETech Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9-Inch (3rd Generation 2018 Model, Edge to Edge Liquid Retina Display), Face ID Compatible, Tempered Glass Film Review:

I've installed screen protectors on my 1st gen iPad Pro and my girlfriend's iPad Air with Tech Armor screen protectors. I definitely liked how much easier the JETech screen protector was to install because they include several tab stickers to attach to the glass screen protector for installation so you don't have to use masking tape (which could have dust on the edges depending on where you stored the tape). They also include some dust removal stickers, a cardboard scraper thingy with microfiber on the edge, a small microfiber towel, and a wet nap for cleaning the screen prior to installation. I especially liked that JETech uploaded a video on youtube demonstrating how to install their screen protector. Even though I already knew how to do it, I watched the video just for a quick review.

Just like any other non-matte glass screen protector, this adds a little bit of a mirror-like glare to the screen. I've attached some pictures side-by-side with my 3rd gen iPad Pro which has the JETech screen protector (on the left), and my friend's 1st gen iPad Pro which doesn't have a screen protector (on the right). They both show some glare in the situations where I put them but the iPad without a screen protector has more of a tinted glare, whereas mine has a glare that more closely resembles the color of whatever it's reflecting.

As far as writing on the screen protector with my Apple pencil, there is some difference in resistance. The pencil tip glides across the screen a little more easily as if you just polished and waxed your iPad. I wouldn't say it's a huge deal since you get used to it but I do prefer the way that the pencil feels on the unprotected screen.

Lastly, the screen protector definitely attracts much less finger oil than the iPad screen by itself. When wiping the screen with a microfiber towel, I don't have to be careful in making sure there's nothing stuck to my towel that could scratch the screen. I could quickly and vigorously wipe off any smudge marks without any worries.

amFilm Glass Screen Protector for iPad Mini 5 (2019) and iPad Mini 4, Tempered Glass Review:

This screen protector has delivered so far.
I've had this for 3 months and love it.
Easy to install.
Just make sure to remove all the dirt.
If you missed some (like I did), it will leave little bubbles everywhere.
But, this came with some handy stickers for removing dirt.
I took the screen protector back off, and managed to remove most of the dirt.
The protector makes me IPad screen so much more brilliant and vivid!
Maybe I was used to the cheap protector I had on there before, but so far this is outstanding.
This screen protector came with everything needed and then some.
Even a link to a video to help with installation!
And customer service is second to none!
Superb customer service!
When I had an issue, they were on it, no questions asked.
I was shocked because good customer service seems to be rare these days.
They have not given me anything for free nor have not I been compensated in any way.
This is an unbiased positive review, because these sellers deserve the highest remarks.
Very highly suggested and recommended.
I will absolutely buy from Techmatte again!

JETech Screen Protector for iPad (9.7-Inch, 2018/2017 Model, 6th/5th Generation), iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7-Inch, Tempered Glass Film Review:

So far so good. It doesn’t help with smudging for me but, since I have sweaty/oily hands, that’s was to be expected. I have a case that fits around the edges of the iPad and this protector fits snuggly. My case also has a magnetic cover for waking/sleeping and this glass protector does not interfere with that. I can also use my Apple Pencil with no problems at all. It does make the surface more smooth and slippery when using the pencil so it does take some time to adjust.

If you have a general idea how to install screen protectors and have common sense, don’t be worried about bubbles as some reviewers have said. Bubbles are usually due to user error, not the actual product itself (especially if the protector is glass; film protectors are a different story though haha). I’ve never had any problems with putting on glass screen protectors as long as I thoroughly cleaned the iPad/phone/device screen before placing it and have the glass protector adhere correctly. This means sticking the protector on one edge first and then carefully sticking/smoothing it out towards the other edge or having the protector adhere from the middle first and then sticking/smoothing it out towards the edges. Oftentimes, bubbles are caused if the screen isn’t clean enough or if the protector starts sticking from the outside in, causing pockets of air to be trapped towards the middle. Point is, if you’re having bubbles with this product, it’s unlikely the product’s fault and you’ll probably run into the same problems no matter which brand you use. Okay, end rant.

So overall, it’s pretty good and I’d recommend it.

New iPad 9.7" (2018 & 2017) / iPad Pro 9.7 Screen Protector, SPARIN Tempered Glass Screen Protector - Apple Pencil Compatible/High Definition/Scratch Resistant Review:

UPDATE: I've added 2 stars to my original review. A few days after I posted a 3-star review complaining about an apparent quality control issue (particulate matter stuck to underside of the protector *inside* the protective sheet), I received a direct email from a company representative apologizing for the problem and offering a free replacement. I was very busy & didn't respond to the email at first, so I received a 2nd email with the same offer a couple of days later. I emailed back, verified my shipping address, and a few days later a new package was on my front porch. I waited overnight for it to warm up to room temperature, removed the defective protector from the iPad, and installed the new protector after very, VERY carefully inspecting it and using the installation kit to clean the iPad's screen. There were no adhesion problems, very few bubbles (all of which were easily cleared in a matter of moments), and only one tiny imperfection that is literally invisible without a magnifying glass and a careful search. I am very pleased with the replacement product and happily shocked at the exemplary customer service. (To repeat, the company contacted me with an apology & no-strings-attached replacement before I had the chance to contact them.) As of now, I'll definitely buy from them again as needed in the future.

One quick note: As mentioned in my original review, there are stick-on tabs to create a "hinge" to help position the screen protector prior to installation. This time around I did not use them and found it easier to carefully position the screen protector the old-fashioned way. If you buy this product I recommend practice fitting the protector (BEFORE removing the film covering the adhesive!) with the hinges so you can tell if it would be easier for you to place it correctly with or without them -- I'm sure the choice will vary among buyers.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: I've used tempered glass screen protectors on a variety of devices, and the reviews of this one led to high expectations. I was amazed at how well-packaged it is: a semi-rigid heavy cardboard "book" style folder, with a separate "installation kit" inside along with the screen protector itself in a protective sleeve and an internal frame keeping everything in place & protected.

Unlike my experience with several other similar (smaller) protectors of other brands, the installation kit was complete and -- hooray! -- the "wet" wipe was actually wet. (Be careful opening the installation kit; I accidentally tore off a small part of the instruction booklet.) The first thing I noticed was more complete/complex instructions than I'd expected, along with a note saying I should view an instructional video on YouTube. The video came up right where it was supposed to be, but I immediately noticed that it skipped over 1 step in the printed directions (use the dry wipe after the wet wipe but before the microfiber cloth), and did not show or mention the stiff card (size of a credit card) intended to help move bubbles out from under the screen protector as the final installation step.

One very helpful feature of the installation kit was "hinge" stickers that let you pre-position the protector and then swing it out of the way to thoroughly clean the iPad screen, then just swing it back into place for installation already in the correct position... at least in theory. I still had to be very careful positioning the protector because the stickers still allow a bit more side-to-side wiggle than is perhaps absolutely necessary. It was when the protector was in place and beginning to adhere to the iPad screen when things went a bit sour.

Before using the installation kit, I had buffed the iPad with a clean microfiber cloth until it shined. I then used the installation kit's wet wipe, making sure to cover every tiny bit of the surface, followed by careful wiping with the kit's dry wipe. I then buffed the iPad with the microfiber cloth from the installation kit, followed by the included "dust absorber" (a big sticker you lightly tap all over the screen to pull off any dust particles that somehow were missed in all the preceding steps). At every step, I carefully inspected the iPad for dust, fingerprints, and any other kind of marking, checking it at multiple angles in direct & indirect lighting. (I can be a little obsessive when it comes to screen protectors.) I checked the screen protector one more time at different angles, and saw a few little spots I decided were probably dirt on the protective film. I then peeled the protective film off the back of the screen protector, swung it down onto the iPad, and began pressing out a few bubbles...

...only to find 7-8 bits of kind of particulate matter causing permanent bubbles scattered across the screen (not to mention the entire upper left 1/8 of the screen protector not sticking nearly as well as the rest of it). I peeled the protector back, did some more cleaning, reapplied the protector, and had the same particles in the same spots. I then very gently used the "dust absorber" directly on the sticky side of the screen protector and reapplied it for a second time, and was rewarded with just a few small bubbles I was able to manipulate out.

As of now, the upper left 1/8 of the screen protector seems to be sitting on the iPad screen and not actually adhering to it (that's 1 star off), and I'm a bit annoyed at how I had to clean particulate matter off the supposedly clean & protected *sticky* side of the screen protector (that's the 2nd star off). For the moment it seems to be staying in place & remaining clean, but I'll have to think twice about another of the same brand in the future.

amFilm Glass Screen Protector for iPad 7th Generation (10.2", 2019), iPad Air 3rd Generation (10.5", 2019), iPad Pro 10.5 (2017), Tempered Glass Screen Protector, Apple Pencil Compatible (2 Pack) Review:

These screen protectors were a dimensional, perfect fit f or my 10.2" I-pad. Unfortunately, my attempt to install the first one of the protectors was a "failure". I could not position the glass screen correctly, (or to my satifaction) and as I lifted and re-positioned the screen, eventually, after getting it aligned, it would not adhere around the edges of the I-pad. On my second attempt, after scrapping the first protector, I put the protector on the I-pad screen only once and the install was a success. If you must lift and re-position the screen protector, you'll likely not be very happy with the result. So, I had to use two protectors to get one to adhere properly. Folks, this wasn't my first experience with similar protectors, as we have multiple cells phones and tablets that have screen protectors on them. The TechMatte product just seemed overly sensitive to being re-positioned. Since I used both screens, I will likely try a different brand to have a spare.

(3 Pack) Supershieldz for All New Fire 7 Tablet 7 inch Screen Protector, (9th and 7th Generation, 2019 and 2017 Release), High Definition Clear Shield (PET) Review:

This is the only brand I get to protect our device screens. We have tried a few other brands for our phones and tablets (only because super shield were not available), and none of them work quite as well.
These are easy to put on, just make sure to have clean screen with no lint on it. I make sure my hands are washed and sleeves are rolled up. Try to put them on when there aren't animals or kids moving around, for dust to get under covers as you put them on.
My husband is a roofing contractor, who always has shingle grit and/or fiberglass on his fingers. These covers last him about a year before we need to change it out. I'm a homemaker (no shingle grit here) and mine last the duration of my phone life. Supershieldz are on my kids tablets and they've never needed to be changed. All of us drop our devices and we have never had a broken screen (we also have rubber cases).
These protectors are durable and flawless. I put them on my kids tablets while they were at school and they asked sometime afterwards when I was going to put their screen protector on.

NuPro Clear Screen Protector for Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet (7th and 8th Generation - 2017 and 2018 releases) (2-Pack) Review:

Product is good, but like any other laminate, one must be careful on placing. The instructions, to accommodate various languages, actually skips on details. It left out a step that one should place the laminate down before removing the backing to ensure it lies perfectly on the tablet screen, then remove the backing in order (#1, #2). Not having this conveyed clearly resulted in one of the screen protectors having to be disposed of. However, the one real drawback is that sometimes the touchscreen does not seem responsive at first, but working with it for awhile will lead to adjusting one's touch.