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Homemade Clear Screen Protection for an iPod Touch

Updated February 21, 2017

The iPod Touch has a touch-sensitive screen that controls all of its functions. You can quickly make a homemade clear screen protector for the iPod Touch that will keep fingerprints and dirt from fouling the screen with a few household supplies. You will still be able to activate the touch-sensitive screen by touching it, even though you have placed protection over it.

Put a soft cloth on a table. Put the iPod Touch face up on the soft cloth. Blow off the iPod Touch with the compressed air.

Tear off a piece of cling film that is wider than the iPod Touch. Place one end of the cling film at the top edge of the iPod Touch’s screen.

Pull the other end of the piece of cling film down to the bottom edge of the iPod Touch.

Carefully cut off any excess length from the piece of cling film that is at the bottom edge of the iPod Touch with the safety scissors. Remove the piece of cling film from the iPod Touch.

Place the end of the cling film back onto the top edge of the iPod Touch’s screen. Smooth the piece of cling film onto the top edge of the iPod Touch screen with your fingers.

Pull the piece of cling film down the length of the iPod Touch. Smooth down the piece of cling film with your fingers.

Place one end of the thin cardboard down on the cling film where it meets the top edge of the iPod Touch. Push the thin cardboard down to the bottom of the iPod Touch to remove any air bubbles.

Wrap the excess cling film that is on the left and right sides of the iPod Touch toward the back. Smooth down the cling film that is on both sides of the iPod Touch with your fingers. Repeat the process to further smooth the cling film on the sides of the iPod Touch.

Tip

Wear cotton gloves to keep from getting fingerprints on the cling film.

Warning

Air bubbles will get between the screen of the iPod Touch and the cling film if you do not smooth it down carefully.

Things You'll Need

  • Soft cloth
  • Compressed air
  • Cling film
  • Safety scissors
  • Thin cardboard
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About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."