When to use and best options

Privacy films are dark protective shields, usually made of glass, that you can use on your iPhone. You may have seen one on someone else’s iPhone and wondered what a use case would be. Let’s examine what a privacy screen protector does and what are the best options if you’re looking to buy one.

Why do you need a privacy film?

A privacy screen protector is perfect for preventing prying eyes from seeing what you’re doing on your iPhone. It not only helps prevent your iPhone screen from being damaged but also protects your privacy from those around you. The dark screen is ideal for traveling and makes it nearly impossible for someone to see your iPhone’s screen while looking over your shoulder. For anyone who is concerned about privacy and also frequents busy public areas, this is an easy solution to add extra protection to your device.

Find out the model of your iPhone before you buy it

Remember that you need to find a privacy screen that fits the model of your iPhone. How to find your iPhone model:

  • Go to Settings > General > About

Under Name and Software Version you will find your model name.

Find iPhone model name

Best iPhone Privacy Films:


Belkin UltraGlass Privacy Screen Protector: With a 4.5-star rating on Amazon, this is one of the best options for the iPhone. Sold in Apple Stores, Belkin screen protectors offer an at-home kit that you can easily apply yourself. When your iPhone is in portrait mode, it’s impossible for others within a 30-degree angle to see what you’re doing. If you want someone else to be looking at your screen, you can switch your device to landscape mode so everyone next to you can see. In addition to protecting privacy, Belkin’s UltraGlass privacy screen is twice as strong as tempered glass and offers an antimicrobial coating.


ZAGG InvisibleShield Privacy Film: The ZAGG Privacy Film has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon and was recommended to me by a friend. It not only protects privacy but also provides chip and scratch protection for your iPhone. The accessory has a four-way privacy filter when viewed from the top, bottom and both sides of the screen.


YMHML Privacy Film: YMHML is a very popular privacy film on Amazon with over 31,000 reviews averaging 4.4 stars. The accessory is made of tempered glass, and according to several reviews, it’s not quite as dark as the other screen protectors. However, for someone who’s gotten used to the idea of ​​a privacy screen, this might be a better option. YMHML offers a lifetime warranty on the product and has a mild return policy if you are not satisfied with the screen protector.


JETech Privacy Screen Protector: This has to be one of the most popular iPhone screen protectors on the web. With over 40,000 reviews, the product receives an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. It comes in a pack of two, perfect for when you don’t fit the first one correctly or need to replace it in the future. JETech’s privacy screen, like the others, offers privacy screens, making the iPhone screen visible only to the person directly in front of it.

Any other privacy films you prefer?

While we’ve only covered a few options, there are many more to choose from. Once again, I want to make it clear that when purchasing an iPhone screen protector, you should make sure that you have the correct model of iPhone.

Are there other brands you prefer? What is your experience with iPhone privacy screen protectors? Let me know in the comments below.


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