The 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) is one of our favoriate iPads. Here, you get a beautiful Liquid Retina display that is much more portable than its larger sibling, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. While you aren't getting the Liquid Retina XDR display of the 12.9-inch size, you do get Apple's powerful M1 silicon chip. And honestly, that Liquid Retina display is still impressive.
The screen on an 11-inch iPad Pro will likely go through a lot of use, especially with the Apple Pencil, so it's important to have a great screen protector to keep your device safe from scratches, fingerprints, and other mishaps — especially since that screen can be costly to replace. While there are many on the market at different price points, here are what we think are the best screen protectors for the 11-inch iPad Pro.
Our pick of the best screen protectors for 11-inch iPad Pro
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One of the best
amFilm makes high-quality and affordable screen protectors for a variety of devices. This one for the 11-inch iPad Pro is made with tempered glass that is scratch-proof, resilient, crystal clear, and long-lasting. It comes with two screen protectors in the pack and has all of the tools you need for easy installation.
Best for creatives
This screen protector doesn't just keep your iPad screen safe and free from knocks and scratches but gives it a paper-like feel as well – which explains its name. This is so that creatives will have a much more realistic drawing experience when they're using a stylus.
Time to go matte
Made from high-quality Japanese PET film, the Supershiedz offers easy installation with no residue. The matte film has a natural feel and was designed to protect your tablet from daily scratches, dust, and scraps. It's good at removing fingerprints, too.
Smudge-resistant and long-lasting, this product offers three times the shatter protection versus an unprotected screen. It includes a bubble-free application with EZ apply tabs, so installation is easy-peasy. ZAGG is also one of the top brands for screen protectors, so you are paying for the quality.
Just like paper
Make your iPad feel more like paper. If you're an artist, take the Apple Pencil on a unique journey across the iPad's display with this screen protector that turns your 11-inch iPad Pro screen into an infinite paper canvas. It's super slim, reduces eyestrain and glare, and has a matte surface so no fingerprints.
What a bargain
Get two tempered glass screen protectors for one low price. The high-sensitivity glass is just 0.33 millimeters thick and has rounded edges for comfortable use.
Super tough and durable
This screen protector is triple-enforced to withstand anything, even your keys, cables, and other hard objects from scratching up the screen. Even though it's super tough, it's also incredibly thin and offers crystal clear clarity. To make installation easy, ESR provides an alignment frame, and there are also camera lens protectors too.
The 11-inch iPad Pro differences you need to know about
While the new 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) has the same dimensions as the 2020 model, there are some very slight differences with the sensors in the front camera. Since the 2020 model uses a 7MP TrueDepth camera while the 2021 uses a 12MP TrueDepth camera and has a 122-degree field of view with extra features like Center Stage, the sensors for the front-facing camera are slightly different. This affects compatibility with certain screen protectors.
Most of the screen protectors that we have included in this collection are designed to be compatible with both, and even state this in the product description or the questions section on Amazon. But if you are concerned about compatibility, double-check the compatible years for the screen protector you are looking at first before purchasing.
How to choose the best screen protectors for 11-inch iPad Pro
Our top recommendation is the amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector. We've been using amFilm accessories for a few devices, like the Nintendo Switch, and it's always a great choice. It's easy to apply with no worries about air bubbles or debris getting stuck, and it blends in well, so you don't even remember that it's there. It's also super affordable, so what's not to love about that?
If you want a big-name brand, then the ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass Plus is a great option. It has three times the shatter protection for your 11-inch iPad Pro screen, so you definitely don't need to worry about anything happening to it with this on. ZAGG makes high-quality products, and InvisibleShield is one of its top accessories. There's a reason it's pricey compared to other options.
We have many more guides dedicated to the best accessories for your other Apple products, be sure to read our best screen protectors for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro list our and best iPad (2020) case guide.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
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