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    1. How to Remove UV Tempered Glass from an Apple Watch

      One of the most asked questions on our YouTube channel is how to remove our Apple Watch UV tempered glass. So we recently put together a quick little video that demonstrates exactly that.

      Many people are understandably hesitant to try and remove this type of screen protector, because of the strength of the bond. But it’s actually pretty straightforward, once you know how to do it. The main thing to remember is that you need to interrupt that bond between the adhesive and the screen glass. Once that is done in one spot, the rest of the adhesive is much easier to remove.

      Take a look at the video below for the demonstration.

       

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    2. iPhone 12 Disassembly: What's Different?

      iPhone 12 Disassembly: What’s Different?

      As noted in our last post, the iPhone 12 is impressively durable. That being said, people are people- and people break things. So it’s probably a good idea to get familiar with the new repair changes in the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.

      Now while there are many subtle differences between these models and their predecessors, there are only a few areas that we feel are important to focus on.

      Opening Procedure

      The process for opening up the phone is mostly the same as previous iPhone versions, save for some small details surrounding the installation layout, frame adhesive, and flex cabling.

      Stronger Screen Glue

      First, you will likely need to apply heat longer than with previous versions of the iPhone. The 12 series devices have stronger frame adhesive (probably the reason for their new 6 meters of water-resistance) and it will require more effort to get the screen to separate. We don’t think it’s imperative in any way, but it may surprise you the first time you try to open one of these phones.

       

      iPhone 12 Devices being opened

      As you can see, the adhesive is so strong that is can cause bending when trying to separate the display. Image via 艾奥科技 on YouTube.

       

      Fun-fact: this glue is so strong that Apple themselves have started using dedicated heat machines to help separate iPhone 12 screens.

      Screen Opens to the Left

      Second, the screen now opens to the left of the device (opposite from the iPhone 11 series of phone

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    3. Regarding Unverified Displays on iPhone 11

      As iPhone 11 repairs become more common, repair technicians are starting to notice the dreaded “Unverified Display” Notification. Discovered around this time last year, the notification appears specifically on iPhone 11 series phones following a screen repair. And while it’s been known for a year now, the fact that it only affects 11 series phones and later means that most technicians are only starting to come across the issue now. So what is this exactly, and what can be done about it?

      What is it?

      As mentioned before, this is a notification that pops up following a screen repair on 11 series devices (and newer) running iOS 13.1 (or higher). Once the device is booted with a new screen, the user is greeted with a pop-up notification that reads “Important Display Message: Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine display.” The notification will also be present on the lock screen for 4 days, and highlighted in the Settings app for 15 days, after which it is permanent

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    4. How to Safely Store Your Batteries

      It’s been unusually hot lately, even for summer. From record-breaking temperatures in the west, to the gigantic heat dome that hit the southern and eastern states, the summer conditions have been a bit brutal to say the least. It’s because of these rising temperatures that our minds have turned towards batteries, and how to store them safety in this summer heat.

      Those of you who remember the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, know that Lithium Ion batteries have the potential to catch fire or even explode, given the right conditions. This process is known as Thermal Runaway, and it basically boils down to a battery generating more heat than it is able to normally dissipate. This leads to further reactions that cause even more heat, and the failure grows exponentially- hence the term “runaway.” In most cases, this is the result of a manufacturer defect or physical damage that has impacted the battery. But sometimes, external factors (such as excess heat in the surrounding environment) can tri

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    5. How to Apply our UV Tempered Glass to an Apple Watch

      One of our newer products is the Full Curved Watch Glass for Apple Watch Series 1-4. This tempered glass is superior in many ways to conventional tempered glass products. It uses liquid glue and a UV curing process to bond the glass to the display. What results is a bubble-free, nearly invisible screen protector that closely fits the shape of the display. The trade-off however, is an installation process that is a bit more involved than what most people are used to. So in order to make installation easier, we’ve prepared a short tutorial video to walk you through the application process.

      See our individual product pages for additional information. We carry four sizes:

      38mm for Series 1/2/3

      42mm f

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