Do you really need privacy? 3M Privacy Screen Protector Review – iPhone 6

Do you really need privacy? 3M Privacy Screen Protector Review – iPhone 6


Only get this if you need the privacy, otherwise, stay away from it. So frustrating to use…

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The most unique feature of this screen protector is the fact that people can’t see your screen. As a screen protector, its not great as its pretty bad with fingerprints and will show wear and tear a little quicker than a glass screen protector. I personally found it incredibly annoying to use this screen protector which I will elaborate in a bit.

Based on my time with the screen protector, I’ve given it a score of 3.3 Eh’s out of 5. This does as well as the Invisibleshield HDX but not as good as the Tech 21 Impact Shield or Rhinoshield. However, none of the screen protectors I just listed have a privacy feature so if you don’t want anybody know that you’re checking out Taylor Swift’s tweets, this is the screen protector for you!

At MobileReviewsEh, we base our reviews on actual usage so with screen protectors, we put them on our phones and we use them. We usually try to test the unique feature of each product and with this screen protector its privacy.

Right now, you can’t tell that I’m actually looking at Taylor Swift pictures on the internet. Real Usage! I’m not, I’m actually playing a game.

In terms of design, the screen protector is fairly re-applicable though 3M doesn’t include any dust removal tools so make sure your iPhone screen is really clean. Bubbling isn’t an issue, even during the first day of usage.

The screen protector extends slightly past the touchable area so you’re not going to lose any sensitivity around the edges. Since the screen protector is plastic, you’re not going to have to deal with chipping and cracks like you would with glass screen protectors but we will note that this screen protector feels much thicker than it is because the edges are quite sharp.

In terms of scratch resistance, this screen protector is a magnet for scratches. Keys and coins will do a number on the screen protector so its going to look pretty mangled after awhile.

In terms of accessing your iPhone’s touchscreen, there aren’t any issues but the viewability isn’t great as the 3M Privacy Screen Protector is a magnet for fingerprints and there is a slight diffusion of the screen. It’s not terrible but you can’t definitely see if if your looking.

For the privacy, there’s actually two settings. If you’re looking at it from the side in portrait mode, you can’t seen anything. If you’re using it in landscape, you can see the screen. Initially I thought that this was silly but on the back of the packaging, 3M has labelled this as a feature so if you want people to see your screen, flip it to landscape and let the world know that you’re a Taylor Swift fan!

Now, the only reason why I would get this screen protector is if you are in dire need of privacy. And privacy because you have confidential information, not privacy because you don’t want people know that you’re a perv.

I personally can’t stand using this screen protector because its really strains my eyes. The slightest change in angle will change how much of the screen that you see which is what the screen protector is suppose to do. However, on the iPhone 6 Plus, I tend to move the phone a lot in order to reach the edges so my eyes are constantly straining to see the screen because what I’m focusing on is constantly changing.

So that’s all I got for the 3M Privacy screen protector for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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  1. I find that these privacy screen protectors degrades the screen resolution a little bit. And since it also darkens the screen- you need to bump up the brightness too.

  2. I have a cheap privacy screen protector I bought for like $5; the only complaint is that the cutout for the front camera is raised a bit so dust and dirt gets trapped under it affecting my camera quality. Other than that it works as advertised.

  3. so can i watch porn on subway with it?

  4. Very helpful review! Thank you!

  5. I have a privacy screen protector and I love it. I haven't had any problems with it

  6. Thank you so much for this video!! It helped me decide on a privacy protector vs. a regular protector. I was thinking of getting an 'anti-spy' just because I could lol but your video made a few great points I hadn't thought of such as…when you rock your phone while using it, it will cause you to not be able to see. That sounds soooo annoying and is ultimately why I'm NOT going to get a privacy screen protector! It also looks as though it 'dims' your screen a bit even when looking straight at it and I prefer full brightness!!! The only difference is I was not looking at getting this exact 3m brand, I was looking at a 'tempered glass anti spy protector'. I currently use a clear tempered glass protector and love it vs. Non-glass protectors especially since I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 and its made out of glass on both sides!! (stupid design)The glass definitely holds up better than non glass. Anyway, I've rambled on long enough and I'm sure nobody will read this lol THANK YOU for making & posting this review, you helped me!!!! 😊

  7. I hate these, i have one for the last 4 months and its time to switch to a regular protector. It's so annoying when you're walking outside and can't see anything these are only good for night time.

  8. Bought this today, immediately regret that decision. It's wayyy too thick and the 'privacy' looks like it works better on camera than it actually does. If someone was properly trying to see what you're looking at they'll be able to make it out. Lucky I bought a proper Belkin screen protector at the same time just in case this one did indeed suck. Keep trying 3M.

  9. I recommend a Anker Glassguard+ Privacy Screen, not only does it have Lifetime Warranty. It is also $10, and will cover up any crack that is not directly on the LCD screen (part that shows the actual display). I have a corner on the side of my phone, and with the privacy screen the crack is covered. The front and bottom part of the screen is whited out. It makes the phone look brand new! Its also crack and smudge proof. This may sound like a paid spam or something like that, but I have OCD and just got the screen and I am so relieved I didn't have to replace my screen without my OCD bothering men

  10. Is this a temper glass screen protector?

  11. Great review. As some who travels often this is perfect for me. I'm less concerned about the screen protection and more concerned about noisy people sitting next to me on a long haul flight (especially given the fact that many airlines offer WiFi globally, enabling me to check emails etc in the air)

  12. you should review perfectfit screen protectors

  13. Should I get it? I have this annoying kid at Sunday School who tries to read my texts and its just annoying

  14. Ballistic Hardcore TACTICAL review coming soon??

  15. Otterbox made a tempered glass screen protector with the privacy feature

  16. I heard you talking about military stand deeds and I found this,

    "…How extensive Procedure IV gets is determined by the object’s weight. Personal computing devices would fall into the first category, which is for weights of less than 100 pounds and lengths of less than 91 cm (36 inches). The floor of the drop zone is two inches of plywood over concrete, which was determined to be the most common surface a device was likely to land on. Testers drop the device from a height of 4 feet on each of its six faces, 12 edges and eight corners, for a total of 26 drops. They visually inspect for damage and determine whether it still works after each drop. If a manufacturer requests, the 26 drops can be divided among five identical items."

    I don't know if you knew this or If it wasn't right but I'm just trying to help.

  17. Any review for dualtek?

  18. Hey Aaron I've been thinking about buying the tech 21 patriot for my iPhone 6,is it worth 59.99 and does it protect the phone,the thing that goes over the home button does it damage the phone?

  19. What case were u using in this vid???????

  20. Can you please do a review on the Maxboost HyperPro series with a drop test???

  21. Zagg privacy glass is great. It's a best buy exclusive

  22. may i ask what case were you using in this video?

  23. Great review! Question: Will you be reviewing the lifeproof hip holster for frē and nüüd cases?

  24. I live in Tokyo. I use this because people are constantly trying to read everything and anything I do on the trains. Update facebook, check out LINE, answer some E-mails… people aren't very subtle. So I got this just so people would stop trying to pry.

  25. +MobileReviewsEh What case are you using on this video?

  26. Aaron since you review accessories for iphone will you guys review headphones

  27. Looked like the new Geometry Wars game. Hey Aaron I would love to see a review on Magpul cases.

  28. What game were you playing??

  29. Please do a review on bookbook iphone6

  30. Thank you for reviewing this… I've been waiting for a review like this for privacy screens, and finally it came from you. Big help on deciding whether to have that… And I finally dropped my plan to buy a privacy screen
    You provide useful reviews, based from real personal usage…kudos…
    I am glad, I subscribed to you since the first vid I saw in your channel..
    More power 🙂

  31. You know people who use this are only trying to conceal their naked photos… Let's not lie here.

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