Right now finding a great iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus screen protector is hard. Demand is high, and if you want the best, there are only a few brand-name manufacturers that are releasing new inventory at the moment — and some that are very close.
I definitely recommend only a handful of brands that I trust with the iPhones of my friends and family . . . but any screen protector is better than no screen protector at all. This guide to screen film and glass protectors will help you sort out which ones offer excellent clarity, which offer better shatter protection, and which help cut glare and fingerprint smudges. Of course, you should know that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature a curved glass edge — which a screen protector won’t cover, which is also why some customers have been confused and ranked screen protectors poorly. For your best protection of this edge, I recommend that you get a good case. I’m a fan of the Speck CandyShell Grip case — it’s slim but absorbs shock and is currently protecting my own iPhone 6.
In the meantime, screen protectors. . . .
Best Screen Protectors for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
1. Zagg InvisibleShield HDX
This film offers what Zagg says is Military Grade 3X Shatter protection — in a drop test, the InvisibleShield HDX protected an iPhone’s screen from a one pound weight falling with three times the force that broke an unprotected screen. Zagg also says it’s manufactured with self-healing nano-memory tech — smart molecules “heal” the screen’s surface from scratches and dings over and over. Either way, it feels good, offers great clarity, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee: If you get a scratch that won’t heal itself, Zagg will send you another one (as long as you register your purchase). Note. The Zagg Original protector is nearly as good.
2. Zagg InvisibleShield Glass
Made of tempered glass, the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass gives you excellent scratch protection with the feel of real glass. It’s oil-resistant coating repels fingerprint oils. It’s 0.4 mm thin and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
3. Power Support Anti-Glare Film Set
I’m an outdoor kind of guy, so the Power Support Anti-Glare Film Set is one of my favorite screen protectors — it cuts the glare from sunlight and obnoxious overhead lights really well. Plus it’s fingerprint resistant. You get a slight loss of clarity — but much better viewing in bright light. Better yet, Power Support includes two films in each package, which is handy if you mess up your first installation . . . or simply wear out the first one, giving you a backup protector.
4. Power Support AFP Crystal Film Set
The Power Support AFP Crystal Film Set is for those who want fingerprint resistance with ultra-clear protection, plus it’s extremely resistant to chemicals and oils commonly found in women’s makeup. Power Support includes two films in each package, which is handy if you mess up your first installation . . . or simply wear out the first one, giving you a backup protector.
5. OtterBox Alpha Glass
One of the most respected names in case manufacturing has a line of fortified glass protectors called Alpha Glass. Featuring flawless clarity, Alpha Glass is also shatter and scratch resistant.
Check it out for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — Note: expected to arrive soon.
6. Spigen GLAS.tR SLIM Screen Protector
The Spigen GLAS.tR SLIM screen protector features hard-coated, scratch-resistant glass 0.4 mm thin. Its oleophobic coating prevents fingerprints, and if it does break, the glass is held together within a thin film, protecting you from sharp edges.
7. Tech Armor Premium HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector
The price is the most compelling feature with the Tech Armor HD Clear Ballistic Glass Screen Protector — but Tech Armor also boasts a no-hassle lifetime replacement warranty. It has an oleophobic coating, and excellent clarity. Because Tech Armor rushed the product to market (which millions of iPhone owners appreciate) the top cutout for the ear speaker is a bit aggressive. Expect future versions to be trimmed more precisely.
8. BodyGuardz Pure Anti-Glare Glass
Made of tempered glass, BodyGuardz is honest enough to recommend using its BodyGuardz Pure Anti-Glare Glass screen protectors with a case to help protect the edges from chipping. Boasts a 30-day money back guarantee.
9. Halo Screen Protector Film High Definition (HD) Clear (Invisible) for iPhone 6 Plus
The Halo Screen Protector Film HD Clear price is astounding, for which you get a 3-pack, so if you mess up installation, you can try again. Also available in tempered glass versions, as well as a matte anti-glare version. The Halo line might deliver the best price-to-value ratio.
10. ArmorSuit MilitaryShield – Apple iPhone 6 Screen Protector
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protectors are Made in the USA and are also priced surprisingly low, using self-healing tech with UV protection that prevents yellowing over time. Better still, MilitaryShield boasts a lifetime replacement warranty.
11. TYLT ALĪN Screen Protectors
The TYLT ALĪN lineup of screen protectors includes a handy alignment tool for easy installation. The TYLT ALĪN Screen Protectors 4-pack includes 3 HD clear screen protectors as well as 1 Anti-Glare option. Even if you’re not talented at installing screen protectors yourself, the TYLT ALĪN system with four screen protectors included gives you some room for error. If you want the sweet feel of glass, TYLT also offers a truly excellent tempered glass option — read the review here.