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Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for iPad (2017 and 2018)

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Whether you're someone who totes around your iPad all day, every day or a person who simply likes scrolling through your iPad at home, having a protective layer like a tempered glass screen protector can help save your iPad from smashing and shattering into a million heart-breaking pieces.

Here are a couple of tempered glass screen protectors to keep in mind if you're looking to keep your 2017 or 2018 iPad safe!

While some screen protectors might muddle the look of your screen, the amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector (opens in new tab) comes with 99.9 percent transparency, and if you're worried about having issues with touch sensitivity or your Apple pencil not working, you won't have to worry about that with the amFilm Protector, either!

With the amFilm tempered glass screen protector, you get some wet/dry wipes to make sure the screen is good and clean before you apply it, along with dust removal stickers and an installation and user guide.

You can pick up your amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for around $9.

It's not news that screen protectors are a massive pain in the butt to install, but if you mess up installing the SPARIN (opens in new tab) you can easily remove and re-adjust the protector without any caked-on residue being left behind.

This tempered glass screen protector is designed and laser-cut to fit over your entire screen, so you won't have to worry about any little chips or cracks forming around the edges.

The best part about the SPARIN Tempered Glass Screen Protector? The fact that it adds little to no thickness to your brand new iPad, while still protecting it from all the junk the world throws at it. Oh! And the price tag! You can't go wrong with this $10 protector.

Built to withstand more impact, survive larger drops, and protect your screen up to three times more than other standard tempered glass screen protectors, the ESR Tempered Glass Screen Protector (opens in new tab) is designed with an anti-fingerprint coating and high-definition clarity, so you'll never miss what's going on on your screen.

If you're worried about messing up the application of your screen protector, don't worry: ESR has you covered with a free applicator to install your screen without hassle.

You can pick up your ESR Tempered Glass Screen Protector online for around $12.

How do you protect your iPad?

Are you one to opt for something like a tempered glass screen protector, or do you prefer using a sleeve or a case – or do you like using both?!

Let us know how you keep your iPad safe and secure in the comments below!

Updated August 2018: This list still has the best of the best options available!

Cella writes for iMore on social and photography. She's a true crime enthusiast, bestselling horror author, lipstick collector, buzzkill, and Sicilian. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @hellorousseau

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  • Zagg is still my go-to company for these.