Liquid Glass Screen Protection

Liquid Glass Screen Protection: How Liquid Protection Works

How does liquid glass screen protection work—and does it really work? Allow us to answer both questions, along with other commonly asked questions about liquid armor for phone screens.

A liquid screen protectant is easy to add to your phone, making it harder and stronger in minutes. There are several brands that sell a similar variation of the product, including First-Defense by Qmadix, and Cellhelmet’s Liquid Glass Screen.

How Does Liquid Glass Screen Protection Work?

As its name suggests, liquid glass screen protector is a liquid with the active ingredient silicon dioxide. It fills the pores of your screen to create a non-porous surface area that is much stronger and resistant to cracking and breaking.

Nanotechnology is science, engineering, or technology that measures 1 to 100 nanometers. The technology behind liquid screen protection is so small you’d need a microscope to see it after applying it to your phone. At a microscopic level, you’d be able to see the glass is porous post-application.

How to Apply Liquid Screen Protection

Specific instructions vary based on the brand you pick up. Generally, it comes in a bottle or tube. Most brands come with a pre-cleaner to disinfect your phone and rid it of any stuck-on dirt or debris.

Once your screen is clean and dry, spray the liquid armor over the screen and use a cloth to buff it out evenly over the screen surface. Let your phone sit for 5 to 10 minutes or so to dry, and then it can be used normally. It takes between 24 and 48-hours to fully cure, or set into place, and become more durable.

Plan to use one pack per phone to achieve desired layering and protection.

Can I Use It All Over My Phone Instead of a Case?

Liquid glass protection is specially designed to adhere to your phone’s glass screen and is not recommended for other materials such as plastic, rubber, or metal. That means it will prevent your screen from cracking but it will not protect the surrounding surfaces on your device. We recommend keeping a phone case on, as liquid armor is meant to protect the screen only.

Does Liquid Armor Mess Up the Quality of Your Screen?

It’d be tricky to tell the difference between a phone with a liquid glass screen protectant from a phone without it… until you drop it, of course. Like we mentioned before, you need a microscope to see the difference. It is invisible to the naked eye, super thin and smooth, and completely transparent.

Benefits of Liquid Screen Protectors  

  • Affordable and easy to apply
  • Invisible and smooth to the touch
  • Highly transparent and does not mess up the quality of your screen from any angle
  • Lightweight does not add bulk to your device
  • Bubble-free
  • Easy to clean with a soft cloth
  • Safe for all devices—from Samsung to iPhone and everything in between

 

Putting Liquid Glass Protection to the Test

Cellhelmet’s Pin Drop Test  

Cellhelmet put their Liquid Glass Cleaner to the test using a 2.4-ounce pinball dropped at different heights. A smartphone without liquid glass survived a 1.4-inch drop but shattered when the pin was dropped from 2 feet up.

By adding liquid glass protectant, the same phone easy sustained impact from a 2-foot drop… in fact, there was no damage to the phone even when the pin was dropped from 8 feet 4 inches high. The breaking point for a phone treated with Cellhelmet’s liquid glass protectant was 9.3 feet.

You can see the full video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqLRZREzwco

The Motorcycle Test

YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips recently tested out the Liquid Armor Screen Protector by dragging two Blackberry phones (one treated with liquid armor and the other not) behind a motorcycle. At first glance, it appeared both phones were scratched on the screen. Upon closer inspection, the scratches on the Blackberry treated with Liquid Armor were removable by scraping off a layer of liquid armor. On the other hand, the untreated BlackBerry was badly scratched and needed a replacement screen.

You can see the full video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp_l7Q9rJ4Y

Can You Add Liquid Glass Protector to a Cracked Screen?

If your screen is already cracked you’ll need to have it replaced before adding screen protectant. A cracked screen will continue to weaken and crack even after adding liquid glass.

Final Consensus on Liquid Glass Screen Protection

Adding a liquid armor to your phone’s screen can save it from shattering. It’s not fool-proof though, it can still shatter under enough impact and suffer from sharp scratches. Plus, it is prone to showing fingerprints from the oils on your skin. Still, all in all, it’s a great way to protect your phone against accidents.

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iPhone Slowing Down? Here’s Why

Does Your iPhone Slowing Down

Relate to the Apple Class Action Lawsuit?

 

Is your older iPhone slowing down and you don’t know why? It might have something to do with the $999 billion class action lawsuit Apple is currently facing.

Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones with the intent of preventing them from overloading and crashing. More specifically, when your battery gets low (a part of the ageing process for lithium-ion batteries) the phone slows down so you can still enjoy an all-day charge. It makes perfect sense, right?

Unfortunately, since Apple made the decision NOT to disclose this information to their customers, people think the whole story sounds a little fishy. Not to mention the millions of people wondering in frustration why their older model iPhones are slowing down and lagging so much.

A website known as faces at least eight class action suits, one of which is begging to bankrupt the company by suing for $999 billion in damages. That’s about all Apple is reportedly worth.

 

Is Apple at Fault for Your iPhone Slowing Down?

Apple admitted adding a feature to automatically slow down older iPhones to the following models:  the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE. Their reasoning? “to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions,” said Apple.

Just because you have a newer iPhone doesn’t mean you’re free from the horrors of an unavoidably slow phone someday. Apple admits adding the same feature to the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.

 

Apple’s Response to iPhone Class Action Lawsuits

Apple has responded to their customers’ concerns in several ways. For one, they are offering a $50 discount on iPhone battery replacements for out-of-warranty iPhones. Additionally, Apple says their developers are busy creating new IOS software (to be released sometime in early 2018) that’ll offer greater insight and overview regarding battery health and usage.

“Our team is working on ways to make the user experience even better, including improving how we manage performance and avoid unexpected shutdowns as batteries age,” Apple said.

Yet, in part, Apple defended their decision to slow down older iPhones. They are quoted saying, “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices.”

 

iPhone Slow? Can You Sue Apple Too?

There are varying reasons listed for Apple class action lawsuits. For instance, two people from Los Angeles, California are suing Apple because they “never requested consent” to slow down their iPhones. As a result, they claim suffering economical and other related damages.

If iPhone lagging has caused you a trouble or two you might be entitled to monetary benefits awarded in court. There’s no need to jump off your couch and run to the nearest lawyer. The lawsuits filed against Apple all appear to be class action lawsuits. That means if Apple is found guilty of any said claims, the money awarded to the lawsuit will be distributed to impacted customers—which just might include you!

 

6 Other Reasons for iPhone Running Slow

There are virtually unlimited reasons for an iPhone slowing down. The holdup might be related to ageing batteries or intentional speed-killing software features implemented by Apple. Or it could relate to something else. Here are 6 other common reasons that may explain iPhone lagging.

  1. Phone Needs to Turn Off & Reset

Just like you and I, iPhones need a quick rest and reset sometimes. There comes a time when all iPhones need to be shut down and restarted to address disruptive apps and clear memory.

  1. Running Too Many Applications at Once

Running too many apps at a time can cause your iPhone to run slow. See what apps are currently running by double clicking the Home button. All running apps, web pages, images, etc. will pop up; simply flick upwards with your finger to shut down. Keep flicking until no more pop up.

  1. Need to Delete Apps if iPhone Running Slow

Your device will slow down if it reaches its limit on storage space (Hint: you constantly must delete things to take a dang picture). Go into Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage; click ‘Manage Storage.’ Here you’ll see a list of your apps and how much space they take up. Get rid of apps you don’t use that hog up a lot of space. While here, you may also delete unwanted pictures, music, and text messages to clear space.

  1. Newer iPhone May Need Updates

While the latest updates can slow down older model iPhones, they tend to help speed up newer model iPhones.

  1. Using Too High of Visual Effects

The newest iPhones some awesome visual effects but they are battery-drainers at best. This is especially true if you play a lot of games on your phone. Gain more power by turning down graphics in Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. From here, set Reduce Motion to ‘On’ so the green dot shows.

  1. iPhones are Hacked Everyday

It’s rare but possible for an unexplainably slow or buggy iPhone to relate to an underlying security issue.

iPhone Slowing Down and Still Don’t Know Why?

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