Do screen protectors for tablets prevent damage due to water contact?

Dr.sunil V June 12, 2014
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Do screen protectors for tablets prevent damage due to water contact? I have an Ostriva scratch guard protector.

  1. Dr.sunil V
    June 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Please tell meaning of water resistant screen protector. And are screens of tabs lesser susceptible to water damage with screen guard than without screen guard?

  2. Alan W
    June 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

    A screen protector does as its name applies - protects the screen. It covers only the glass and as glass is waterproof dosnt need to help protect against water.

  3. Hovsep A
    June 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

    well the screen protector protects the screen only and not entire device, water still can infiltrate the device from non protected surface.

  4. Oron J
    June 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    No, all they do is to protect the glass against scratches. Since water will not enter the tablet through the glass, they don't help in that regard.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      are screens of tabs lesser susceptible to water damage with screen guard than without screen guard?

    • Oron J
      June 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Water does not enter devices through the screens! It enters through holes and gaps elsewhere on the device.

  5. Jan F
    June 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I tend to say no? The screen protector usually goes just over the screen which is already 'sealed' and leaves the same gaps e.g. microphone and speakers. So they don't really change anything in terms of water resistance.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks. Then , 1 ) How do water-resistant screen-guards help? , 2) Do the gaps provide access to water damage of even main board? 3) Is there a way to protect water entering inside of device ( mention for tab and phone ) esp during rains

    • Jan F
      June 14, 2014 at 7:42 am

      (1) I am not aware of any "water-resistant screen guards".

      (2) Of course they do. Any opening, be it for speakers, microphone, buttons or any other gap allows water to enter the device and damage it.

      (3) You can only really protect the device using a full water proof casing or bag and even then only if it isn't malfunctioning. Example: http://www.lifeproof.com/en/

      Using common sense you should not need water protection just because it is raining. Just don't play games or read Facebook etc. with the device exposed to the rain.

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