If you’re a private person, one of the worst feelings is having someone looking over your shoulder at what you’re doing on your phone. Whether you’re inputting sensitive data into your iPhone or just uncomfortable with strangers seeing your conversations, privacy screen protectors are a great way to stop people from getting a good look at your iPhone screen.
What to Look for in an iPhone Privacy Screen Protector
Privacy protectors make it so that you can only see your phone screen clearly if you are looking directly at it straight on from the front of the device. The more you angle the screen the darker the screen will get; this prevents people standing next to you from seeing your information on your phone. Also remember when picking out a privacy protector, that it should also act as a decent regular screen protector and prevent your phone’s screen from being scratched and dinged up.
Before getting into the products, it’s important to note many models of the iPhone have identical screen sizes which allow screen protector manufacturers to create one product for multiple iPhone models. The iPhone 7 and 8 are the same, the iPhone 11 Pro, XS, and X are the same, the iPhone 11 and XR are the same, and finally, the iPhone XS Max and 11 Pro Max are the same.
For iPhone 7 and 8: JETech Privacy Screen iPhone 7,8
If you have an iPhone 7 or 8, JETech makes a great privacy screen protector that’s easy to apply. It is made of 0.33mm thick premium tempered glass that has a very high hardness capable of resisting scratches up to 9H in hardness (which can be harder than some knives.)
The protector comes in a pack of two with a cleaning cloth, dust removal stick, and the guiding stick for application. The protector has a one-push application guide that is incredibly easy to use and helps to ensure your fingerprints don’t come into contact with the protector at any point.
For iPhone 11 Pro, XS, X: JETech Privacy Screen
JETech also makes its privacy protector in sizes compatible with the iPhone 11 Pro, XS, and X. So no matter the model you have, you’ll be able to get protection. The screen protectors are the same as the ones for iPhone 7 and 8. The package comes with two 0.33mm tempered glass screen protectors, a cleaning cloth, an application guide, and a dust removal stick.
For iPhone 11 and XR: Supershieldz Privacy Protector
If you own an iPhone 11 or iPhone XR, Supershieldz makes an incredibly affordable option that will stop nosy people from getting into your business. The pack comes with two high-quality privacy tempered glass that is rated at 9H (resistant to most common scratches.) The protectors also have hydrophobic and oleo-phobic coatings that reduce lingering fingerprints and sweat on your phone’s screen.
For iPhone XS Max: OTAO Privacy Screen Protector
Last but not least, if you have an iPhone XS Max or an iPhone 11 Pro Max, OTAO makes a set of privacy screen protectors perfectly fit for your phone’s larger screen size. The tempered glass for these protectors also has a 9H rating meaning it’s protected from most scratches. OTAO also claims the protector will make the screen only visible on a 28-degree angle, which doesn’t leave much room for the person sitting next to you to see what’s on your screen.
The package also comes with two dust removers, two dry clothes for cleaning, and an installation tray that makes application incredibly easy to perform.