The 10 Best Glass iPad Screen Protectors
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in November of 2017. Thankfully, the days of glorified stickers masquerading as screen protectors are long gone. Today, there are plenty of glass options that can adhere to the front of your tablet. These offer better transparency than plastic, are less likely to form bubbles, and are more sensitive than their predecessors. We've included those for both newer and older iPads of all sizes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
December 08, 2020:
Although new iPad models came out since this list was last updated, our selections for the iPad 7th generation fit the 8th generation model as well. Additionally, the ESR HD Clear fits the newest iPad mini. However, we removed the AmFilm Premium because it doesn’t fit the last two generations of the iPad Air. Instead, we added the Ailun Ultra Sensitive because it fits the 4th generation iPad Air and the 11-inch iPad Pro. We did keep the Zagg InvisibleShield for those who still have the 6th generation iPad Pro, the 1st and 2nd iterations of the iPad Air, or other models with a 9.7-inch screen. For folks with a 10.5-inch display size model, we kept the Tech Armor Ballistic.
We removed the Spigen Glas.tR Slim and the Anker GlassGuard due to availability concerns and replaced them with the Apiker Protector and the Sevrok Bubble-Free, which both fit the 7th and 8th generation iPads. We also removed the Sparin Protector and the JeTech 0338 because we wanted to make room for protectors that fit newer models. We added the JeTech 0907 and the Sparin Premium in their places which fit 12.9- and 10.2-inch models.
October 17, 2019:
We've updated our choices at this time to reflect the newest iPad models, including the iPad Pro without the home button, the 10.5 inch iPad Air, and the seventh generation 10.2 inch standard iPad. But those who can't or don't want to rush right out and grab the newest tech needn't worry, because we've also kept plenty of options for the still widely used 9.7 inch models. On the whole, we've looked for choices that are relatively easy to install, do not significantly alter the iPad experience, and work with accessories, including iPad pens. Users who are familiar with glass screen protectors will probably already know the top names that meet these criteria: Zagg, Anker, Spigen, and Tech Armor, just to name a few. We especially like the ESR HD Clear and its alignment installation frame, but this comes at a slightly higher price than comparable items. Also, the actual protector isn't quite as rugged as some, so there's a slight tradeoff.
Zagg Glass Elite VisionGuard The Zagg Glass Elite VisionGuard will hit your wallet quite hard, especially once you've sprung for a brand new iPad, but it's worth it for the blue light filter that stops high-energy visible light from hitting your eyes. This means you can spend more time on your device without worrying about eye strain and tiredness. zagg.com